Outlook Problems Unable to Start Roaming Profile

Outlook Problems of being Unable to Start a Roaming Profile

Most of us could hardly manage our correspondences and work schedules without MS Outlook. Moreover, the program offers a couple of additional utilities such as the Calendar and the Appointments Manager, that make our computing activities all the more convenient. However, it wouldn’t be too long before you could encounter those dreadful Outlook problems. For instance: being unable to launch a Roaming Profile in Outlook could be an issue that would get into your nerves. In this post, we give you a comprehensive account on how to resolve such issues.

Issues with Roaming Profile

As you might know well, a Roaming Profile allows you to access your Outlook program from multiple computers on a network. Launching this option becomes tedious and rather impossible when the program is unable to automatically synchronize personal folders files (PST files) between multiple computers. As the Outlook help team says, creating a second PST file and copying your calendar, contacts and task items to new folders would help you circumvent the issue. Let’s see how this can be done.

The Resolution

Outlook Problems

Roaming Profile in Outlook

The following steps are in order for circumventing the Outlook problems in question:

  1. Launch your Outlook program and choose the “New Items” tab on the program menu. Click on “More Items” and select the option “Outlook Data File”, whereby the “Create or Open Outlook Data File” dialog box shall be launched.
  2. Under “Save as type”, select “Outlook Data File (*.pst)”. Enter a file name and click on “OK”.
  3. Now navigate to the “Calendar” folder and choose the option “Folder” in the main menu.
  4. Select the “Copy Calendar” icon, whereby the concerned dialog box shall be launched. Choose “Shared Folders”, followed by “OK”.

Repeat this step for your Tasks and Contacts folders.

  1. Once you’ve created a new PST file and added items to it, you have to delete the original ones. Choose your original Calendar folder and select “View” on the main menu ribbon. Click on “Change View”, followed by “Active”.
  2. Press the combination key “Ctrl+A” on your keyboard to select all the items within the Calendar folder. Right click on the highlighted items and choose “Delete” from the context menu. Repeat this step for your Tasks and Contacts folders as well.
  3. Restart your Outlook program to verify whether the Roaming Profile is working correctly.

The above account would surely prove helpful in resolving your Outlook problems with Roaming Profile.

For any further assistance, do get in touch with Outlook help.

Recent address may cause Outlook problems

If you are a regular user of Outlook, you would have noted that, Outlook will auto fill the email addresses in the To, BCC and CC columns. The application keeps track of the email addresses recently used. However, this auto-filling feature will land users into quite a few Outlook problems. These problems can be resolved using the steps given below.

Non-destructive repair procedure

This procedure is the recommended one for Outlook problems related to Entourage in Mac and Outlook 2011 in Windows. The procedure states that, when composing the message, when the addresses pops up, unwanted ones can be removed for the Recent Addresses database by clicking the gray X at the end of the line. If an X mark is not seen at the end of the address line, then that contact should be deleted from the address book. Check the My Contact folder if those unwanted addresses have been stored and remove from there.

1. Click on Contacts in the lower-left corner of the Outlook window.

2. In Contacts, click the Organize tab

3. Click the button called Me.

The Me contact folder will have the information about the default mailing users of Outlook. This is the most safe way and recommended way of solving the

OUtlook Problems

Address Change in Outlook


Outlook problems related to auto address filling can be solved through another method also. However, this is not either recommended or safe. If the above method is not serving the purpose, this method can be tried. In this possibly destructive method, the cache files are cleared. This may indeed end up in data loss and further troubles. The steps are as follows:

1. Quit Outlook

2. Locate the folder in your home folder:

~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity/Data Records/Recent Addresses

3. Follow the sub-folders down until you come to a single file (should be named similar to x19_36260.olk14Recent.)

Move the file to the Trash.

4. Launch Outlook.

After these steps when Outlook is launched, the program will tell that database has problems and will have to be rebuilt. Outlook will ask whether to rebuild the database; make sure that you opt for rebuilding. This process may turn out problematic if during the rebuilt any important info is found missed.

Using either ways of troubleshooting the problems with the auto- filling feature will be resolved. If the problem persists contact the Outlook tech support team.


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