Outlook “Can not open window”


Outlook “Can not open window”


If you have ever had issues with getting Outlook to open you will have found most them have to do with addins that are allowed but done always function.  Recently I came across an issue that would not allow the user to open Outlook not even in safe mode or after a repair of Office. It would simply start trying to open Outlook and then display a window that would say “Cannot open the Outlook window error” After trying all that I could think of I found an article from Microsoft about resetting the “navpane”.  Here is the simple step for reseting it for multiple versions of Windows.

Windows Vista and Windows 7
Start-> type; outlook.exe /resetnavpane

Windows XP
Start-> Run; outlook.exe /resetnavpane


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