Fix outlook exited without closing outlook data file error

Author: Tony    Posted: 22 May 2020   Viewed: 27 times   Tags: #Windows 10  #Outlook 

Error: `Microsoft Outlook` exited without properly closing your Outlook data file. `Microsoft Outlook` must be restarted. If this error message recurs, contact support for assistance.


Method 1: Open Outlook in safe mode and check:

1. Close Outlook.

2. Click on Start< All Programs< Accessories< Run

3. In Run window and type outlook /safe



If you are able to work with Outlook without any problem then the issue might be due to add-ins. In order to disable the add-ins follow the steps given below:

4. In Outlook, click on File< Options< Add-ins.

5. Under Manage select COM Add-ins.



6. Click on GO options beside Manage, uncheck all unnecessary add-ins and click Ok.


7. Try to open Outlook and check if it works fine.


Method 2: Scan the PST file for errors:

Refer the link mentioned below and run the Inbox Repair Tool to scan the PST file and check if it helps:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/scan-and-repair-corrupted-outlook-data-files-HA010075831.aspx

Note: Ensure to run the scan PST till you get the message No errors found.

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