In most of the scenarios “Repair” has become one common troubleshooting to fix outlook related issues. But has anyone experienced Outlook 2016 Repair option grayed out under File -> account settings. If that is the case, You might be using Office2016 Pro Plus,Office365 Pro Plus version. I will soon be collecting all versions & update it. But Office/Outlook 2016 will not have repair option available for Exchange accounts, Probably we might get this option for Exchange 2016 with Outlook 2016.

How to repair Outlook 2016:

So that only way you can achieve is:

  1. Control Panel
  2. Programs & Features
  3. Select Office Program
  4. Click on “Repair”
  5. This is online repair, So it should find if there are any issues related to updates or installation.

Refer Screenshot below:




Note : Even though this repair doesn’t touch anything related to outlook data, it is recommended to take PST backup before performing repair.

Feel free to comment for suggestions.

By Kingson Jebaraj

Microsoft MVP, Blogger, Owner and Publisher for, Microsoft TechNet Author, Solution Architect, Former Office365 Technical Lead for Microsoft(Partner) Extensive knowledge and experience in Microsoft Exchange and Cloud Messaging Services and has got more exposure on Messaging environment deployment,migration,designing and other project management activities, I have earned real time experience in handling multi-site distributed critical large environment of messaging system. Been awarded as an MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for Office Servers and services from Microsoft for an exceptional real world contribution made through Microsoft forums and other Microsoft communities. Currently working as “Solution Architect” on Private/Public cloud and SaaS environment for Pacific Controls, UAE, Dubai. One of the largest TIER III certified green data center campus in the middle east.