Monday, August 26, 2013

How To Fix The Extend.Dat File In Outlook 2003

Outlook, the personal information manager software, comes packed with the Microsoft Office suite. The application allows the user to exchange emails, manage contacts and create calendar/task notepads and journals. Errors in Outlook can be often annoying. Follow the steps below to troubleshoot cannot start Outlook errors.

Diagnostics Programs

  • Launch the Outlook application. You may launch the application either by double clicking the desktop shortcut label or from the Start menu. 
  • Wait for the application to load. Click on the label that reads Help located at the top of your screen.
  • From the Help menu, select the label that reads Detect and Repair.
  • To initiate the diagnostics process, hit the button at the bottom of the screen.

Steps to Rename the File

  • Launch the Start menu by clicking the Start button on the bottom left corner of the home screen. From the Start menu pop up, select the label that reads Outlook. If you do not find the same in the instant pop up, click on the Programs label and search for Outlook. Check whether the diagnostic process has fixed the bug or not. 
  • If the diagnostic process failed to fix the bugs with the old one, you will have to force Outlook to create a new file. 
  • Select the Search label from the Start menu. Place the mouse pointer in the search space and type extend.dat. This will make Windows search for the specified file on your hard drive.
  • Wait for Windows to finish the search. This may take a minute or two and is dependent on the size of the data being scanned. You will find the search results displayed in the right pane on the search window. 
  • Highlight the file once Windows locates it.
  • Right-click on the extend.dat file and from the dropdown, select the option, Rename.
  • Place the mouse pointer in the typing space and type extend.old and hit the Enter button. This will rename the file. 
  • Now, restart Outlook 2003. Outlook will now automatically search for the file named extend.dat. Since it has been renamed as extend.old, Outlook will fail to find the same. When the program cannot locate the extend.dat file, it will automatically create a new one.

Follow the above steps fix cannot start Outlook problems. For more support on the same, feel free to drop into our Outlook support and help forum.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tutorial To Stop Office Live Pop-Ups

Nobody would want to be interrupted right in the middle of some important work and if it comes in the form of pop-up messages or warnings, the case is even worse. Even though these pop-up messages are a common thing while surfing the Internet, you can get these annoying messages while you work on Microsoft Office programs as well. These Office Live pop-ups ask you to start using the online services of Microsoft Office. According to our Microsoft chat support team, you can stop these pop-ups very easily. Well, here in this article, I have come up with some simple instructions that will help you to get rid of this menace in a matter of few minutes.

How to Disable Pop-Ups Temporarily

  • Start out by launching the Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your computer.
  • Next up, you need to select the check boxes that are located beside the option Do not show me this message again as soon as the Office Live pop-ups open up.
  •  Now, you need to click on the Close button after your work. Doing so will disable the pop-ups temporarily. Please note that these pop-ups will appear when you open up an Office program the next time.

How to Disable Pop-Ups Permanently

  • Go to the Windows Start menu that is located on the left side bottom corner of your computer screen and then click on the icon that is labeled by Run from the list of Start menu options.
  • Now, type in the text regedit in the text field besides Open and hit the OK button. This will open up the Registry Editor window on your computer screen.
  • Next up, you need to navigate to the Registry Editor entry named as HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software.
  • Once you do that, you need to click on the Edit button located on the main toolbar in the Registry window. Click on the New button followed by Key.
  • Following which you need to type in the text OfficeLive in the dialog box and hit the Enter key on your computer keyboard. Close down the Registry Editor window.
  • After that, open up Office programs and select the checkboxes next to Do not show me this message again option when the pop-up is displayed.

Now, that was some information about stopping Microsoft Office pop-ups. For any further assistance on this, please do get in touch with our Microsoft chat support team.