Outlook 2007 Only Opens in Safe Mode


Outlook will only start in safe mode or freezes as it starts in normal mode.

  1. Open holding down control as you open Outlook, or by using running outlook.exe /safe
  2. Click Tools -> Trust Center
  3. Click Add-ins
  4. At the bottom of the Add-Ins menu and look for the “Manage” drop down menu and select “COM Add-Ins”
  5. Click “Go…”
  6. Uncheck the box to the left of “Windows Search Email Indexer”
  7. Click “Ok” then close/reopen in normal mode.If Outlook opens in normal mode, then the issue should be resolved.
  8. You may want to re-enable add-ins until you find the one that’s causing the issue

If you receive the following error:  “The connected state of Office Add-Ins registered in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE cannot be changed.”

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