Last week I upgraded my operating system from Windows Vista to Windows 7. Fortunately my system get successfully upgraded and it is working perfectly fine but all of a sudden I found that the MS Outlook was not functioning normally. Actually when I tried to open it often it used to open and crash and several times refuses to even open showing error message stating that “ Olmapi32.dll is not compatible with Outlook”. In this situation I tried backing up the vital data but not able to do so because of this error message. So, any suggestion on how to overcome such error message
Generally in this situation the user get panic. But it is advised to not get furious in such situation as this error generates due to not replacing the Olmapi32.dll file while upgrading operating system. Sometimes though the DLL file get installed by Outlook but do not get configured to work with the operating system. This means the DLL file is still trying to bridge communication between Outlook and Vista but the fact is the operating system is now Windows 7. This leads to the occurrence of Olmapi32.dll error. Studies shows that this issue can get overcome via replacing the Olmapi32.dll file with the new one. Regarding that purpose one need to follow the below mentioned steps:
- First of all click on Start and then on My Computer.
- Now double click on “Local Disk (C)”. Choose “Program files” and after that select ‘Microsoft Office’.
- Then go to Add or Remove Programs and repair the Microsoft Office Suite.
This will definitely install a version of Olmapi32.dll which works with Windows 7 and Outlook but if even after implementation of the above discussed instructions the problem do not get resolved then to fix Olmapi32.dll Error it is suggested run inbuilt Inbox Repair Tool also named as Scanpst.exe. This file can easily get found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033. Though this inbuilt utility has been considered very effective in it’s working skills because of having potential of repairing every type of corrupted PST file but yet often it may so happen that whenever user try to access the Scanpst.exe file, they may come across error message stating that “scanpst.exe-unable to locate component; The software has failed to start because OLMAPI32.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.”
So, the above mentioned error message simply declares that the scanpst.exe file now cannot solve the error. Thus in this case instead of getting worried it is advised to go with the ‘PST Repair Tool’ since this tool has been labeled as an ultimate solution to fix Olmapi32.dll Error. This tool includes a very easy and interactive user-interface. It being featured with numerous highly advance algorithmic skills is capable of performing deep scanning and fixing any kind of PST related issues.