Outlook hangs on updating folders
‘Change your outlook if you want to change your outcome’ Author Unknown A lot of PC users love Outlook – this Microsoft personal information manager is indeed a convenient tool to organize your life with.
However, it is by no means flawless: a striking example of that is when Outlook 2013 doesn’t respond. Just follow our guide on how to fix Outlook not responding on Windows 10: The chances are your Outlook has been taken over by some other process, which causes lags and freezes.
The point is, some of them might cause your Outlook to malfunction.
To resolve the issue, do the following: Your non-Microsoft security solution might have come into conflict with Outlook and keeps it unresponsive.
The best workaround in such a case is to create a new user profile: Now log in to Outlook with your new account. Indeed, malware often targets mail clients, and Outlook 2013 is not an exception.
This means you should run a full system scan: Whatever antivirus software you have, it is time for it to prove itself – configure the solution to search every nook and cranny of your system.
Here is what you should do: Remember to restart your PC after the manipulations above.
Then check if your Outlook is up and running again.
If the non-responding Outlook app keeps driving you up the wall, your good old Windows Firewall might be behind the drama.
To begin with, let’s disable it temporarily: Finally, you should exit Firewall and restart your computer. Your Microsoft Office might be corrupt, which means you should fix it.
We will show you how: Now you should start Outlook, using the profile associated with the repaired file. Your App Data folder, which stores certain Outlook data, might be redirected to a network location.
In addition, you should avoid involving external content in your emails.
Reportedly, the app starts having issues when you have too many folders or there are too many files in one folder.