OUTLOOK97 File Extension

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Microsoft Outlook Custom Mail
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    Microsoft Corporation
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What is OUTLOOK97 file?

OUTLOOK97 filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Outlook Custom Mail files. Microsoft Outlook Custom Mail format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. OUTLOOK97 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. OUTLOOK97 file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. The most popular software that supports OUTLOOK97 files is Microsoft Outlook Express. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Outlook Express software, but also about OUTLOOK97 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support OUTLOOK97 file extension

The following listing features OUTLOOK97-compatible programs. Files with OUTLOOK97 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support OUTLOOK97 file

How to open file with OUTLOOK97 extension?

Being unable to open files with OUTLOOK97 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with OUTLOOK97 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with OUTLOOK97 files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Outlook Express

Problems with opening and working with OUTLOOK97 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with OUTLOOK97 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Outlook Express. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support OUTLOOK97 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Outlook Express installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Outlook Express to the latest version

If the problems with opening OUTLOOK97 files still occur even after installing Microsoft Outlook Express, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Outlook Express is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Microsoft Outlook Express installed, it may not support OUTLOOK97 format. The latest version of Microsoft Outlook Express should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Outlook Express to OUTLOOK97 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate OUTLOOK97 files with latest version of Microsoft Outlook Express you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the OUTLOOK97 file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Outlook Express is installed, check the Always use this app to open OUTLOOK97 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with OUTLOOK97 extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Outlook Express and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with OUTLOOK97 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the OUTLOOK97 is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper OUTLOOK97 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The OUTLOOK97 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the OUTLOOK97 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the OUTLOOK97 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with OUTLOOK97 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic OUTLOOK97 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with OUTLOOK97 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Outlook Custom Mail file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Outlook Express

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support OUTLOOK97 files. Close all running programs and try opening the OUTLOOK97 file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Outlook Custom Mail files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle OUTLOOK97 files.

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