I'd be more than happy to offer up some suggestions on resolving your Outlook issues. I will break this up into a few steps below, please follow them in order and don't start the next step until the previous step has been completed. STEP ONE: Removing Temp' Files and Junk Files
As there are a handful of reasons I've seen temporary files cause all sorts of machines and programs to slow down, I'd like to start there. If you have CCleaner installed, you are welcome to use that instead of the program I am about to list, although I'd still encourage you to use it for this one run. Before you download and run the program, please make sure you save all work and close out of all programs accept your browser (which also will need to be closed down after the download, before running the program).
Please download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
. Once that is done, close out of all your open applications/programs and then please 'Right Click'
and select Run As Administrator
from the Context Menu
. Please let this run, uninterrupted. Once it's finished, it may ask you to reboot your machine - If it does, please allow it to reboot at this time and after Windows loads back up move on to 'STEP TWO'. If it does not require a reboot, please move on to 'STEP TWO'.STEP TWO: Repairing Outlook
- Before we look into making a new profile or reconfiguring your account, let's let the good ol' fashion 'Repair' take a stab at it!
- Quit any Microsoft Office programs that are running.
- Open Control Panel, and then open Add or Remove Programs (if you are running Windows XP) or Programs and Features (if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7).
- In the list of installed programs, right-click Microsoft Office 2010 and then click Repair.
Please let this repair run. Once it's done, please reboot your computer (for good measures) and give Outlook another go. If it still is responding slow, please move on to 'STEP THREE'. If it's responding much more fluid and not hanging, please go ahead and skip the rest of these steps. STEP THREE: Repairing Data File