Outlook Mail Crashes When Printing
If you experiencing crashing while printing from Outlook, the hidden file OutlPrnt might be corrupt. Outlook stores its printing style settings in OutlPrnt.
- Stop Outlook.
- Rename (or move, etc) the old OutlPrnt file. Outlprnt is located at: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\OutlPrnt
- Restart Outlook.
A new OutlPrnt will be created, and you should be able to print again.
Note that by default, AppData is a hidden folder, so you might not see it in a directory listing... but, it is there!
QUESTION: Whenever I try to print something from Outlook, it either hangs or crashes. I can print just fine from other applications, I updated the printer driver and when trying to print to another printer I get the same results. How can I get printing from Outlook to work again? ANSWER: Outlook keeps its printing style settings in a file called OutlPrnt. You can run into several issues like these hangs and crashes when the file gets corrupted. On multiple occasions I’ve also seen messages being printed in right-to-left format instead of left-to-right due to OutlPrnt corruptions. You can recover from this by renaming the OutlPrnt file to .old when Outlook is closed. You can find the file here; Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\ Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\