Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Disabling Microsoft Live Search

Windows Live Search is the search engine developed by Microsoft to replace the MSN search engine. The search toolbar of Microsoft Windows Live allows the users to search for web pages, images and videos from the menu bar area of the Internet Explorer browser. Many users find this toolbar an easy way for browsing the Internet than using a separate search engine page.

This toolbar may make the Internet Explorer web browser clutter together with the other toolbar components. This toolbar may also lead to security compromises. So, if you want to disable it or remove the Windows Live Search tool, you may read ahead. The Windows Office Live tips shared below will help you to remove the toolbar from your computer.


  • Turn on your computer and after the computer has booted up completely, click on the Start button. The Start button is present on the extreme left hand corner of the computer screen and the button is green in colour. This will open the Start menu. From the Start menu, select Internet Explorer. This will open the Internet Explorer web browser. Wait until the web browser has launched completely.
  • In the menu bar of the Internet Explorer browser, locate the Tools tab and select the Manage Add-ons option from the drop-down menu. Wait until the add-on utility window opens and click on All Add-ons. You can find the All add-ons button under the header named Show. 
  • Scroll down, find the Windows Live Toolbar option, and click once on the Disable button. After performing the above steps, close the utility window and exit all the Internet Explorer windows.
  • Shut down the computer and restart it again. Once the computer has restarted, launch the Internet Explorer browser again. You can notice that the Windows Live toolbar is not active and missing from the Internet Explorer browser window.

These are the simple steps that can be followed to remove the Windows Live toolbar from your computer. If you have any more doubts or if you are not sure of any of the steps that are explained below, you may contact the Windows Office Live help team. They will help you to clear your doubts and complete the steps successfully. You may also make use of our tech support feature for any further assistance.

Monday, November 18, 2013

How To Open The Default Email Folders In Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is termed as a personal information manager that helps the users to schedule their important days and events. In addition to that, it also serves as one of the most widely used email applications. However, sometimes the user may encounter issues with Outlook where the program would not open your default email folders. According to the Microsoft tech support, this could be due to the following reasons.

  • Outlook is not able to connect to the network server, where your personal folder files are stored.
  • You have not created a personal folder file.
  • You have, and your personal folder file has become corrupted.

You can follow these instructions to create a personal folder file in Outlook before you try the Outlook repair.

  • In the first step, open the Windows Control Panel by clicking Start and then highlighting and clicking Control Panel.
  • Now, double-click on the icon in the Control Panel, to open the Mail application and click Show Profiles in the Mail setup window that appears.
  • In the next step, check the box next to Prompt for a profile to be used. Click Add to create a profile. Type a user name into the text box in the New Profile dialogue box, and click OK to create the account.
  • Enter a name, email address, and enter a password twice for your new account in the E-mail Accounts window, and click Next.
  • Now, re-enter your name, email address and password when prompted, and click Next until you get a pop up message to click Finish. Click OK to complete the new account creation.

You can now use the Inbox repair tool to do the Outlook repair.

  • Here, open Windows Search application and enter scanpst.exe in the text box present in the upper right corner of the Search application. Now, press Enter. Windows would take a few moments to locate this tool depending on the size of your hard drive, and the number of files.
  • Run the Inbox Repair Tool by double-clicking on scanpst.exe and enter the name of the corrupted personal folder file. You can click through to the default location for a PST file in Outlook by clicking through to Computer, then Users followed by your user name. Now, click the AppData option, followed by Local, Microsoft and then Outlook.
  • Click Start to initiate the repair of your personal file folder. Windows would now repair your damaged PST file.

Hence, these simple steps would help you to open the default email folders in Outlook. For more information, feel free to contact our technical support.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Auto Forwarding Email Messages In Outlook

If you are away from home, then obviously you will not be able to check the messages in the Outlook program. To forward your emails in the Outlook program to another email account, follow the simple Outlook help instructions given below.


  • Click on the File menu in the Outlook window and then click on the Manage Rules and Alerts option from the dropdown menu. 
  • Now click on the New Rule tab found under the option E-mail Rules in the Rules and Alerts dialog box. 
  • A dialog box will appear on the screen, now select the option Apply rule to messages you receive found under the Start from blank rule tab and then click on the Next button.
  • You have the option to forward only specific messages from the Outlook program, but for forwarding all received mails from the Outlook program, uncheck all the boxes found in the dialog box and then click on the Next button to continue. 
  • If the program prompts you, click on the Yes button to grant permission. 
  • Now the system will ask you to whom you would like to forward the message to, select the option forward it to people or public group. 
  • In the next step, select either the option People or Public group from the options. 
  • Now in the Rule dialog box that appears, type in the address you would like to forward the message to in the To: field, or you can select the email address by clicking on the To: field and then selecting the required address from the addresses shown by the address book and then clicking on the OK button.
  • Now you can see that a new rule has been created and the forward address is set to the address you have specified. Click on the Next button to continue. 
  • If you would like to make any exceptions to the rule, then specify it in the Exceptions dialog box that appears now. 
  • If you would like to give a name to the rule just created, specify it in the field labeled Specify a name for this rule. 
  • Now click on the Turn on this rule box for turning on the rule and start forwarding the messages. 

If you follow the simple instructions given below, you can easily create a rule for forwarding your emails received in the Outlook program to another email address. If you are not able to forward the emails in Outlook client, feel free to contact the Outlook help and support team.