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Outlook 2003 and October Security Patches RRS feed

  • Question

  • After installing the October Microsoft Patches - 
    When browsing through PST folders on the Network (Yes - I know this is not supported, but should be due to it's extensive use) Outlook hangs from 30 seconds to several minutes with an error message "Outlook is preparing
    the requested view".  It does eventually display folder contents but very slowly. After viewing the specific folder - it does not hang until Outlook is restarted again.

    The fix appears to be - Go to View, Arrange By and uncheck Show in Groups.  Close and Open Outlook and the response is back to normal when browsing through PST folders.

    It doesn't appear to affect all users - just some users - but no common thread as to why unchecking Show in Groups fixes the issue.

    Will this be fixed by Microsoft in future patches?
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:26 AM