Outlook 2010 - my fubar

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Outlook 2010 - my fubar

Postposted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:12 pm

So in the process of adjusting myself to having a SSD and a hard-drive, I accidentally deleting my outlook profile to get outlook to open. Now I can't open it at all. Does anyone know if we can manually re-make a profile or mess with the regedit to get Outlook to think it is a fresh install so it will go through the steps to setup a profile?

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Re: Outlook 2010 - my fubar

Postposted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:34 pm

There may be simpler methods, but one that worked for me before I moved to hosted exchange for outlook was as follows:

1) Back up the data file.
2) Delete Outlook thoroughly -- removed through control panel, all registry entries, and so on -- search for .pst files and kill them.
3) Re-install Outlook. Create a new profile.
4) Restore the backed up file.
5) Open the backed up file.
6) Move the data to the new file.

(Before 2010, a simpler procedure existed, and it may still, with non-exchange installs. If there is no profile, or if you create the new one then delete it, Outlook would allow you to search for a data file. I don't know if that still works.)
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Re: Outlook 2010 - my fubar

Postposted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:50 pm

I've tried that. Alas it won't let me access mail control panel as it keeps asking me to load a profile. I had hoped there was a method to open this mail control panel again, but all efforts have proven fruitless. I have also deleted Outlook thoroughly. It is the registry entries that I have not messed around with yet (due to lack of know-how).
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Re: Outlook 2010 - my fubar

Postposted on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:08 am

Does it prompt you for a specific profile? If so, just create a blank one with the same name.
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