Many a times it so happens that your Microsoft Office Outlook gives you issues because of many reasons like corrupt outlook profiles, contacts missing, addins issue and so on. Though there are command line options for Outlook which can help you troubleshoot, such as Safe mode, Clean PST etc but if you are not so computer savvy, you will find this all greek.
OlFix is a small but powerful standalone software which brings in lot of fixes for outlook which any novice users can use them. These options work in just one click and operates on the core Outlook files and registry entries to get Outlook working again. Consider this as Swiss Knife for Outlook.
Below is the feature list :
Repair Outlook Profiles
Sometimes Outlook fails to start because the profile gets corrupt for some unknown reason. Using this option you can recover your Outlook Profile.
Repair Contact Links
In case your contacts are not opening or pointing to somewhere else, this fixes them. What it does is repair the database for contacts.
Delete Search Folders :
Search folders ( Using Query Builder ) are very nice concept if you get certain types of email everyday and you need to filter but if they have stopped working and are also not getting deleted, this option will help you get rid of them. However you will need to recreate it again so make sure you have saved your search parameters.
Fix Add-ins :
This is one of the common issues that Outlook fails to load because some addin is giving issue. Though Outlook does give an option to disable and then starts but you can use this button to fix if it is a minor problem.
One example of minor problem is the way Outlook handles Addins, It maintains a cache where it stores the addin information, if that has a problem it can be fixed.
Launch Outlook with options :
These are the command line utility which I was talking about. Using this button you can launch with options such as :
- Delete Free busy data and recreates them. It basically unlocks outlook files.
- Recreate Reminders Folders
- Recreate views.
- Check if Outlook is the default client
- Reset default folders
- Reset Calendar data
- Safe Mode
- Restart outlook with a new PST. Useful if your existing PST is corrupt.
- Re-Create Exchange Search Folders
- SCANPST : You can also call the Outlook official PST repair tool.
Modify Forms : This tool helps you modify Outlook Forms so you can have old elements of the form to open using the new form.
Find Duplicate Emails : It is possible that since you configured an account twice, the old emails are downloaded again and now you have two emails which are same. This tool can remove those duplicates. For removing Duplicate Contacts use this.
Manage Blocked Files : For security reasons, Outlook blocks certain files like .exe files. Now if you have a file which you trust and do not want outlook to block it, use this tool.
Manage Reminder Folders : If you want to use a separate folder for reminders apart from Inbox, Contacts and Task, use this. Useful for custom developed options.
Share Outlook Address with Windows Address Book : This is really useful and it does it without making a copy. This means you can edit anywhere and still see the same details at both places.