Outlook not opening right

If I close my outlook and try to re-open it... it won't open. I have to reset my whole computer to get it to open again. The warning box is attached.
Outlook-Warning-Box.docx
cansevinAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
 
IanNobleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
When you get the error you could run process explorer from Microsoft and use the find menu to search for .pst to see what application has the file open.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
0
 
aadihCommented:
The best solution, and quick, is to restore your system to a previous date.
0
 
IanNobleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Outlook may not have closed completely before it is opened again (it disappears from the screen before it has completely closed), try it again but give it a few minutes before trying to start outlook again.
0
Free tool for managing users' photos in Office 365

Easily upload multiple users’ photos to Office 365. Manage them with an intuitive GUI and use handy built-in cropping and resizing options. Link photos with users based on Azure AD attributes. Free tool!

 
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If Outlook consistently will not close the PST file or let it close after a few minutes, try a couple of things:

1. Do an Office Repair from Control Panel to see if a Repair helps.
2. Find SCANPST in the Outlook Program Folder. Back up your PST file and run SCANPST against the PST file to see if it finds any mail file errors.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 
chlebiTeam Leader IT InfrastructureCommented:
Check for any third party plug-in or software that might start with Outlook. Looks to me that something that starts with Outlook does not quit correctly when Outlook is closed.

Try to start Outlook with add-ins disabled: http://www.msoutlook.info/question/88 and then check if next time Outlook starts normally.

You might also want to try starting Outlook in safe mode: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/399
0
 
cansevinAuthor Commented:
I just downloaded Carbonite... how do I tell Carbonite not to backup those files? I think that is the problem.
0
 
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
According to a Carbonite knowledge base article, it has advanced options to control what it backs up. Look there. I do not have Carbonite so I cannot verify.
... Thinkpads_User
0
 
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The other option of course is to close Outlook and the wait until Carbonite is done. Outlook can remain open by minimizing for the whole day if you wish. So do not close until you want Outlook backed up.
.... Thinkpads_ User
0
 
aadihCommented:
As Thinkpads_ User said: "[W]ait until Carbonite is done."

And run Carbonite overnight (when you are not using the PC).
0
 
TechOps07Commented:
If this outlook is on a domain account remove the .pst from Outlook and try it again. See if the issue has been resolved.

If you are running backups on your computer you may want to look at those settings to alter them not to be done during peak times you are using Outlook as it is locking up the process.
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.