Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Cannot start Microsoft Office outlook. Cannot open the outlook window

This morning I opened Microsoft Outlook 2007 and got the
error "Cannot start Microsoft Office outlook. Cannot open the outlook
window"

No system changes have been made, no anti-virus software is running.

The easiest way to remedy this is to go into Control Panel > Mail > Show Profiles…

  • Select your current profile (probably only one profile in the box)
  • Click “Copy” and type a new name
  • Set the new profile as the default profile under “Always use this profile” at the bottom
  • Close this and then restart Outlook 2007

Exactly one week ago, Automatic Updates installed “The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2”, which I believe has introduced a pretty serious bug into MS Outlook 2007.