When you open a file or send an email message in Microsoft Outlook 2010 or later versions, Outlook freezes, or you receive the following error message:
Outlook not responding
This problem occurs for one or more of the following reasons:
- You have not installed the latest updates.
- Outlook is in use by another process.
- Outlook is loading external content, such as images in an email message.
- A previously installed add-in is interfering with Outlook.
- Your mailboxes are too large.
- Your AppData folder is redirected to a network location.
- You have to repair your Office programs.
- Outlook data files have become corrupted or damaged.
- Your installed antivirus software is outdated, or it conflicts with Outlook.
- Your user profile has become corrupted.
- Another program conflicts with Outlook.
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Article ID: 2652320 - Last Review: Mar 22, 2016 - Revision: 1
Outlook 2016, Microsoft Outlook 2013, Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Business Contact Manager