I am using an iMac with Outlook 2011 installed. Until last week, there was no issue. Now, when I open Outlook, it initializes but does not open.

I tried rebuilding the database, twice. After Googling, I found instructions to delete com.Microsoft.outlook.plist file, restart the system and test if it works.
I did so, and now every time I want to use outlook. I need to delete the same file to open outlook.

I tried to re-install office 2011, without success.

  • Open console in /Application/Utilities/ and then outlook. Then copy the console output onto pastebin In the meantime, try to repair disk permissions on HD in Disk Utility in /Applications/Utilities/ and include a link to the page you got the delete plist from.
    – John K
    May 27, 2015 at 7:16

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This is a known issue with the latest 14.5.0 update:


I suggest you update to 14.5.1 which contains a fix for this problem:



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