6 Easy Steps to Clean Up Outlook Form Cache

In this article, I will introduce how to clean Outlook form cache in only 3 clicks, by which we can improve performance of Outlook.

When you try to open a new interface in Outlook, you unexpectedly receive a prompt about an error – “The form required to view this message cannot be displayed…”. Do not panic. It is unnecessary for you to contact your administrator. Actually, it just means that Outlook has been confronted with some problems about its form cache. In another words, you are required to clean your Outlook’s cache timely.

Clean Up Outlook Form Cache

As we all know, every application has its own data cache. Some caches do offer much convenience to us, by which we can operate it smoothly without needs to remember some repetitive data. However, there exist some useless caches occupying much of our computer’s storage space, which will cause increasingly poorer performance of both application and computer. Certainly Outlook is also like this.

Indeed we can clean up Outlook form cache following the 4 easy steps below.

  1. For a start, we should click “File” and select “Options”.
  2. Then a window of “Outlook Options” will crop up, in which we should locate and click on the “Advanced”.
  3. Next pull the scrolling bar to find the “Developers” option. We will see “Custom Forms” button. Just click it.
  4. In the new window, pitch on “Manage Forms” button.
  5. Later a new popup window of “Forms Manager” will arise. We would be required to click the “Clear Cache” button in the central part.
  6. After all steps above, we should click “Close” and “OK”. Finally just restart Outlook.

In normal situation, when we restart Outlook, we will not receive any messages of errors. Nevertheless, if Outlook still reminds us of the same errors about cache, we could manually locate and delete the Outlook form cache files – “frmcache.dat” files. We can find it in “Forms” folder absolutely. Find and Deleted it. Finally open Outlook.

When it comes to Outlook, people who are familiar with it will appreciate it very much. Not only is it served as an email client for users, but also it assists users to manage contacts, appointments, notes and so on. But from time to time, Outlook may also meet some problems, such as poor performance and even data corruption and loss. In reality, both hardware and software problems may cause Outlook corruption. In this case, we can utilize Scanpst.exe to repair Outlook at first. If it doesn’t work, we can require the help of third party software like DataNumen Outlook Repair. It will carry out a quick scan and minimize corruption of Outlook files.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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