Office Outlook 2010 Add-In Manager

Recently, we have been playing around Outlook 2010 a lot. You can read the previous posts on using it in Offline Mode, running in Safe Mode, and speeding it up by downloading Headers only. Now we are going to show you how to manage the Outlook add-ins.

Go to File and select Options. Now you will find Add-Ins listed on the left sidebar, select it and you will see the list of all active, inactive, and disabled add-ins. But this is just for viewing the add-ins, not managing them.

Outlook 2010 add-ins

If you want to Manage add-ins, i.e, enable/disable them, select the add-ins type from the dropdown list and hit Go.


office 2010 manage add-ins

Now you will see a new dialog window from where you can disable/enable the add-ins. Simply check an add-in to enable it and uncheck it to disable it.

COM Add-ins

If you want to install an add-in manually, hit the Add button and select the add-in that you downloaded. Hitting Remove will remove the add-in.

The above example shows how you can manage the add-ins in Outlook 2010, but the same procedure is valid of Word 2010, Excel 2010, and PowerPoint 2010 as well.

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  • destinyislands

    This is awesome! I just downloaded Outlook 2010 the other day and I haven't had too much difficulty getting used to it, but I couldn't figure out how to use the Add-Ins feature.

  • destinyislands

    This is awesome! I just downloaded Outlook 2010 the other day and I haven't had too much difficulty getting used to it, but I couldn't figure out how to use the Add-Ins feature.

  • destinyislands

    This is awesome! I just downloaded Outlook 2010 the other day and I haven't had too much difficulty getting used to it, but I couldn't figure out how to use the Add-Ins feature.

  • Guest

    How do you know which ones are OK to remove? Does removing the check mark disable the add-in but not remove it? Thanks.

  • jim s

    Thanks, but when I try to remove one or more add-ins I get an error message saying this add-in is for all users and can only be removed by an administrator. I am the only user and I am the administrator. what next?!

    • Guest

      This they will not tell you, it’s just another useless article written
      by somebody who does nothing but blogging about uncompleted and
      useless things…

  • Vin

    I have an Add-In from Taleo that has been working great for the past 9 months. Yesturday the add-in would not load. I found this article and tried manually loading the add-in. Still does not work. Any ideas? Please help!

  • Brian M

    I have WebEx for Outlook installed as an Add-In but I can’t see it. The add-in loads every time I start Outlook 2010 and it’s checked on the “View and manage Microsoft Outlook Add-in’s” but I still can’t see it. Any ideas?

  • breid1966

    I had problems with Kaspersky Pure 3.0 not loading the Anti-Spam add-on. I started Outlook 2010 in safe mode, went to file – add-ons – disabled add-ons and enabled it. Why it was disabled is beyond me! Now it works great!