- To reset Outlook for Windows 11, open Settings > Apps > Installed apps, open the “Advanced options” for Outlook, and click the “Reset” button.
- Alternatively, you can use the “Get-AppxPackage “Microsoft.OutlookForWindows” | Reset-AppxPackage” command in PowerShell to reset the new Outlook app when it is not working.
On Windows 11, you can reset the new Outlook app to the default settings or repair the app without losing your settings, and in this guide, you will learn how.
Outlook for Windows 11 is the new experience that replaces the Mail and Calendar apps and the classic Office version of Outlook with a unified design based on the web interface of the service. Using this new app, you can connect personal, school, and work Microsoft accounts, as well as third-party email services, including Yahoo. In future updates, the company will also support iCloud and IMAP accounts.
If you have switched to the new Outlook app for Windows 11, but emails are not syncing, or the email client is working as expected, the Settings app offers the option to repair or reset the app to resolve common issues.
This guide will teach you how to reset the new Outlook app on Windows 11.
Reset Outlook app for Windows 11 from Settings
To reset the new Outlook email client on Windows 11, use these steps:
Open Settings on Windows 11.
Click on Apps.
Click the Installed apps tab.
Select the Outlook app.
Click the menu (three-dots) button on the left side and click on Advanced options.
Click the Repair button.
Confirm if the Outlook client is working and emails are syncing. If it’s not working, you can proceed with the next step.
Click the Reset button.
Once you complete the steps, the Outlook app’s data will be deleted as if it was recently installed. The next time you launch the email client, you may have to set up the accounts again.
Reset Outlook app for Windows 11 from PowerShell
To reset a new Outlook app with PowerShell commands on Windows 11, use these steps:
Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
Type the following command to reset the new Outlook app for Windows 11 and press Enter:
Get-AppxPackage "Microsoft.OutlookForWindows" | Reset-AppxPackage
After you complete the steps, the Outlook app for Windows 11 will reset and should start working correctly.