Reset Outlook to default settings

Reset Outlook to default settings

In this article you will learn how to reset Outlook to "first run status", which will imply numerous changes listed below.

How to reset Outlook to "first run" status?

Note: Before resetting your Outlook to first run, make sure that you want to erase all the preferences, because all the accounts settings will be deleted from your computer. Upon launching Outlook (after the procedure), the following message will be displayed: "Welcome to Microsoft Outlook". To reset Outlook to factory settings, follow these steps:

  • Close Outlook.
  • Press Windows Key + R to display the Run tab.
  • Type regedit and click on OK.
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/version_number/Outlook/Setup
  • In the Name list, simply select and delete the following entries:

– CreateWelcome

– First-Run

  •  Close the registry and restart your PC.
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