How to open outlook in safe mode?
There are further ways to open outlook in Safe mode.
1. Hold ctrl
• On your keyboard hold the ctrl button when clicking on the outlook shortcut on your desktop, Taskbar, start menu or start screen, The outlook will detect this and gives you a message asking if you want to start outlook in safe mode.
•This methods works in all versions of windows and also all versions of outlook.
2. In windows 7
• If you’re run window 7 and facing this problem then go in the search box in the start menu and here type outlook.exe / safe.
• This method works to open outlook in safe mode in windows 7.
3. In windows 8
• In windows 8 it will show you the search box automatically when you start typing. So easily open the start screen and type outlook.exe / safe.
• It helps you to open outlook in safe mode via the start screen in windows 8.
4. In windows 10
• On the taskbar there is a search box by default but if you have set to hide this, it will automatically show when you start typing after opening the Start Menu as well. Here type; outlook.exe /safe.
• This helps you to run outlook in safe mode in windows 10.
5. By create a shortcut
• By creating a shortcut you can also add the /safe switch mode to outlook.exe.
The location where you find outloo.exe on your system. It is generally find in below locations are:
• 32-bit version of Windows
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office <version number>.
•64-bit version of Windows
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office <version number>.
•Microsoft 365 installation or Click-to-Run installation.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
Once you’ve found outlook.exe now create a shortcut with the /safe switch mode to prevent outlook by opening an extra window at each time you click on the shortcut or use your keyboard shortcut.
• First step is to right click on an empty space on your Desktop and choose New-> Shortcut.
• Then type the path to outlook.exe between quotes or browse to its location via the Browse… button.
• After this type a space behind that and /safe.
• Also the entire line should now look like this (example is for a Microsoft 365 installation);
• Then, Click Next.
• At the end name your shortcut for instance: Outlook Safe Mode.