Microsoft Outlook Won't Open

By Tyran DeWalt

If Microsoft Outlook isn't responding or opening, you can access it by executing a few simple steps. A lagging or inaccessible Outlook is a typical problem for most users. Usually the inaccessibility of Outlook stems from a corrupt or damaged application file; certain files prevent Outlook from opening. Fortunately, fixing an unresponsive Outlook program doesn't require much work or knowledge.

End Process

Step 1

Press the Shift, Ctrl and Esc keys to open the Windows Task Manager.

Step 2

Open the "Processes" tab. Rummage the processes list to see if the Microsoft Outlook process is running. If it is, click the process.

Step 3

Click "End Process." Exit the Task Manager.

Delete OUTCMD.DAT

Step 1

Press the F key plus the Windows key to open the Windows search box.

Step 2

Type "OUTCMD.DAT" in the "Search" dialog box. Press Enter.

Step 3

Right click the "OUTCMD.DAT" file. Click "Delete." Open and empty the Recycle Bin. Reboot your computer.