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Outlook keeps crashing on Windows 10 [Quick Fix]

Microsoft has fixed this problem through its Windows Update feature. As there is no hotfix available, you just need to make sure that you’re running the latest version of your Windows 10 OS for this fix to take place.

It is so common to experience Outlook issues. However, the above solutions have been confirmed to work in the flowing scenarios too:

  • Outlook crashes when maximized – Users describe how maximizing their Outlook application to full screen leads to the same result: it crashes and closes down. If that’s your issue as well, disabling add-ins may help you out.
  • Outlook crashes after Windows 10 update – If you’re running Windows 10, you clearly want the latest updates. You’re no stranger to the fact that they don’t always bring the stability you’re after, but the above fixes will help you get things right on track.
  • Outlook 2013 crashes on startup – If the application crashes on startup and you cannot enjoy it at all, think of a more reliable email client alternative.

If you installed the latest OS version, but you’re still experiencing Outlook crashes, here are some additional solutions to use.

How can I fix Outlook crashing issues on Windows 10?

  1. Use another specialized email software
  2. Disable add-ins
  3. Repair Office
  4. Run the Outlook Diagnostics

1. Use another specialized email software

In order to avoid Outlook crashing issues, you might consider switching to another email service from the very start.

We are sure that you’ll find some interesting alternatives even it’s not always that easy to make such changes. In this case, we suggest you check out another great email software.

Users worldwide praise it for its uncluttered and intuitive interface since it easily helps them filter out things that they do not want to stay in their way.

Even more, it’s a targeted email client for the centralization of all emails and contacts from multiple accounts in one place.



With 24/7 support and tools that are optimized to work flawlessly on Windows 10, Mailbird will make you forget all about Outlook.

2. Disable add-ins

easily disable add-ins
  1. Exit Outlook and launch Run by pressing the Windows key + R.
  2. Type Outlook/safe then hit OK.
    • If Outlook stopped crashing, this means that you just identified the culprit. 
  3. Now, go to File > Options, then click Add-Ins.
  4. Select COM Add-ins and hit Go.
  5. Click OK to clear all the checkboxes and restart Outlook.

Sometimes, add-ins may cause your Outlook service to behave in an unexpected manner. Disabling add-ins may help you to quickly fix this problem.

3. Repair Office

  1. Go to Control Panel, then Programs.

  2. Next, select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on Office installation and select Change.

  4. Then, click Online Repair.
  5. Let the repair process run its course.

4. Run the Outlook Diagnostics

Outlook Diagnostics
  1. Install the Office 365 Suport and Recovery Assistant.
  2. Run the program after it finished installing.
  3. Select the appropriate issues to run the troubleshooting tool.
    • As soon as the tool has finished running the diagnostic checks, a series of possible solutions will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Follow the on-screen solutions.

Thankfully, if you have an Office 365 account, you can use their specialized tool to diagnose, troubleshoot and solve all Office-related problems and erros.

Note: If nothing worked, creating a new Outlook profile may help you get rid of all those annoying Outlook crashes.

This post was written by Radu Tyrsina and was first posted to WindowsReport

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