Monday, August 23, 2010

Outlook 2003: MAPI32.DLL error

Problem:  You open Outlook and you get the following error message:

Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. MAPI32.DLL is corrupt or the wrong version. This could have been caused by installing other messaging software. Please reinstall Outlook.

Solution:  For some reason, a repair installation doesn't seem to have any effect on this problem, but the solution is quite simple. 

1.  Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
NOTE:  For 64-bit OS, the path might be C:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033

2.  Find the file MSMAPI.DLL and rename it to MSMAPI.OLD.

3.  Open Outlook 2003 and all should be well.  A new MSMAPI.DLL file should be visiable.

Monday, August 9, 2010

How to Remove Password Protection in Excel

I've used this in Excel 2003, but it claims to work in other version:

Download Excel Password Remover 2010

When you open the file, you may get a security warning, so open Excel and go to Tools >  Macro... > Security and change the level to "Low." 

Open Excel Password Remover 2010 again and it will install.

To unlock, go to Tools > Unlock Workbook (or Unlock Sheet) to be able to edit the document.