How to Repair Microsoft Outlook 2007

By Matthew Burley

Microsoft Outlook 2007 is an emailing, calendar and task-organizing program that is included in some versions of Microsoft Office, as well as being sold individually. Many people rely on it heavily to manage their daily activities and communications, so problems that arise during usage can hamper productivity. These problems may arise from virus corruption, program conflicts or registry errors. Fortunately, it is possible to repair the application and restore Outlook to its initial operating effectiveness without losing your information.

Repair Using Office Diagnostics

Step 1

Launch the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application.

Step 2

Click "Help" at the top of the screen, and then select "Office Diagnostics."

Step 3

Click the "Continue" button.

Step 4

Click the "Run Diagnostics" button. If a problem is identified, it will attempt to fix the problem. If no problem is identified and the application is still malfunctioning, proceed to the Repair Using Detect and Repair section of this article.

Repair Using Detect and Repair

Step 1

Click the "Start" button (Windows XP) or the Windows button (Windows Vista).

Step 2

Select "Control Panel."

Step 3

Double click the "Add or Remove Programs" option (Windows XP) or the "Programs and Features" option (Windows Vista).

Step 4

Highlight your version of Microsoft Office, and then click "Repair" (Windows XP) or "Change" (Windows Vista).

Step 5

Confirm that you wish to Repair your installation, and then click "Next."

Tips & Warnings

  • If a problem arises with your Outlook 2007 application following a Windows update or a new program installation, you can also consider a System Restore to restore Outlook to its previously functioning state.