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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Corrupt MAPI32.DLL or MSMAPI32.DLL?

For some reason, today, installed this MS Word 2007; and zap...! My MS Outlook 2003 stopped working. I was continuously getting this error
Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. MAPI32.DLL is corrupt or the wrong version. This could have been caused by installing messaging software. Please reinstall Outlook


After almost a day's worth of trying different things from google comments/pointers(from installing to reinstalling to reparing to installing 2007 and then uninstalling 2007/etc); even there is a fix called fixmapi.exe in \Windows\System32\FixMapi.exe provided by Microsoft that didn't work at all. But well... finally I am able to get it to run. I am posting this so it would of help if in future I or someone like me encounter similar lucky issues, I would say (0:


1.Rename MSMAPI32.DLL to MSMAPI32.BAK in folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Msmapi\1033
2.Start Outlook 2003.

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