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Old 05-02-2011, 06:10 AM
HowardC HowardC is offline Windows XP Office 2007
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When clicking on the outlook program, the program takes 25-30 seconds to load. Is there a way that I can get the program to load faster?

Your assistance in this regard will be most appreciated
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:44 PM
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Easiest way to improve the start-up time is to minimize the number of add-ons being loaded.

1. Click on Tools.
2. Click on Trust Center.
3. Click on Add-ins
4. Click on the Go button next to COM Add-ins
5. Uncheck any add-ins that are not needed.
6. Click OK.

Reducing the size of your OST/PST may also help.

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Old 05-02-2011, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I reduced the number of Add-ins. This has reduced the time taken to load up Outlook

How do I reduce OST/PST?

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:20 PM
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In Outlook, click on the Tools menu and select Account Settings.
Click on the Data Files tab.
You will see your data files listed in the main box. For an OST file (used with Exchange connections), follow these steps:

1. Double click on data file listing.
2. Click on the Advanced tab.
3. Click on Offline Folder File Settings.
4. Click on Compact Now.

For a PST file (used for POP and IMAP connections), use these steps:

1. Double click on the data file.
2. Click Compact Now.

The compact process may take a few minutes. Note that this will probably only have an affect on your loading speed if the files are really big. In that case, you may also want to consider archiving older data that is not accessed very often to another file, which you can then only open when you really need it.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-03-2011, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for the help, much appreciated

Regards

Howard
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