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Outlook 2016 Stuck on Loading Profile

Outlook 2016 Stuck on Loading Profile

Outlook 2016 Stuck on Loading ProfileThe users of Microsoft’s Outlook are here and there ever stumbled upon the problem that the launch of Outlook just will not succeed and the program with the loading screen “profile is loaded” in the endless loop.

In most cases, the error occurs when creating a new e-mail account. If an account with incorrect information is created here and Outlook crashes when checking these account settings which is not uncommon. The error is preprogrammed and will be encountered when the program is restarted.

There is still a not quite elegant, but possible way and that leads over the Windows own registration database. That is briefly called registry which accompanies you naturally.


Manually delete accounts via the registry:

Following are the steps for the solution:

Step 1:

First, have to find out exactly where the Outlook accounts are kept. There are differences between the versions Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.

Outlook 2010 profiles can be found at HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Windows Messaging Subsystem \ Profiles and Outlook 2013 at HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Office \ 15.0 \ Outlook \ Profiles.


Step 2:

In the first step, it only seemed logical to identify the defective account there, which seemed difficult at first due to the number strings and the binary code. A right-click on “Account Name” and the selection “Change” revealed us in the appearing window but then on the right the real e-mail name.

Searching the few keys under this sub-item quickly led to the successful identification and deletion of the bad account. Convinced that you had solved the problem, you launched Outlook and found that the program immediately came out of the profile loading screen.


Step 3:

In the next step, you scoured all entries under the previously mentioned Outlook key which were not a few and cannot be explained simply. You select all the main keys on the left side of the window one after the other and then select on the right side of the window binary codes which you then by means of the described path “right-click -> Modify” on clear names of the e-mail account examined.

You will find two more keys among all the “left entries” in the registry, indicating the bad account. After you delete these, Outlook finally started again as usual.

As mentioned before: This is not an elegant way but at least this solves your “loading profile” problem.

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