Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How To Fix Issues Associated With The AutoComplete Feature In Outlook

One of the features of Outlook email client is that it suggests you different addresses when you fill in the ‘To’ column. This helps you to select the desired address from the suggestion and avoids the trouble of entering the whole address in the box. However, sometimes, the AutoComplete feature many not work in the 2010 and 2013 versions of the program.

The above-mentioned error could occur due to numerous reasons. One of the common reasons behind this trouble is an add-in called Outlook Change Notifier. This add-in is installed in the program along with the iTunes version In addition to the error with AutoComplete function, this add-in causes the program to crash in many PCs. Some users also received Cannot Start Outlook error after installing this version of iTunes.

However, you can fix this issue by upgrading your iTunes version to If you do not want to update your iTunes version, you can simply remove the add-in from your Outlook program to fix this issue. Let us find out how to fix the above issue by disabling the Outlook Change Notifier add-in.

Steps Involved
  • Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo on your keyboard. 
  • Click the option All Programs in the Start menu.
  • From the list of different programs present in your computer, click Microsoft Outlook.
  • The above step will launch Microsoft Outlook.
  • Once the Outlook program comes up, click the option File.
  • Under the File menu, choose Options and then go to Add-Ins.
  • You will find a button Go at the bottom of the window. Click this button.
  • The above step will take you to different add-ins installed in your Outlook program. Locate Outlook Change Notifier from the list.
  • Select the option Disable.
  • Choose OK and close the window.
Once you disable the add-in, restart your Outlook program and try to compose a mail. You will find that the AutoComplete suggestions are back in the program. However, the add-in could have affected your Outlook’s pst file. Therefore, it is advisable that you run the scanpst.exe file. This is the Outlook repair file present in your computer. This repair file scans your Outlook’s pst file and finds out if there are any errors associated with it. It is an ideal tool to fix many errors like Cannot start Outlook.

For additional assistance on these Outlook issues, you may contact our technical support team.

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