How to re-enable the Outlook Plug-in if it gets disabled

Sometimes Outlook will automatically disable plugins and extensions that it determines to be affecting performance. What you might see is garbled information in the Meeting Instructions.

( If Outlook isn't showing any disabled add-ins, please follow these instructions from Microsoft:  http://www.outlook-apps.com/inactive-outlook-add-ins/ )

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If the Biba for Outlook plug-in was disabled by Outlook (slow to start or indicates that it caused Outlook to crash) you should be able to enable following these steps.

  • From Outlook click File and then choose Info
  • There should be a Manage Add-Ins option toward the bottom of the screen



  • Click Manage Add-Ins



  • Locate Biba for Outlook, and click "Always enable this add-in"
  • Note: After the 2.12 2.13.4060 hotfix, you may see the Biba for Outlook plug-in listed twice, please click "Always enable this add-in" for both.

If you do not see the Biba for Outlook plug-in listed in on this page (or do not see the Manage Add-ins option). Please use the instructions below to enable Biba for Outlook.

  • Outlook File > Options
  • Select Add ins
  • Select Disabled Items from the Manage dropdown



  • Click the Biba for Outlook plug-in and click Enable
  • Restart Outlook
  • Outlook File > Options
  • Select Add-ins (Biba for Outlook will now show under Inactive Application Add-ins)
  • Choose COM Add-ins from the Manage dropdown and click Go



  • Check to enable the Biba for Outlook plug-in and click OK



  • Restart Outlook
  • A restart of your machine may be required. Outlook cache's some of its plug-ins between restarts of Outlook. Restarting your computer and then launching Outlook will reload the Biba for Outlook plug-in.

If you've followed these steps and Outlook continues to get disabled, or doesn't re-enable, please follow these steps:

  • Quit Outlook and uninstall the “Biba for Outlook” plugin from Control Panel(Add/Remove Programs, or Programs and Features depending on your Windows version).
  • Open the registry (run regedit.exe)
  • Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Resiliency (You may need to change 16.0 to another number based on your version of Office.  15.0 for Outlook 2013, 14.0 for Outlook 2010, 13.0 for Outlook 2007, etc.)
  • Remove the REG_BINARY keys found in DisabledItems and CrashingAddinList
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins
  • Remove the BibaOutlookPlugin key
  • Reinstall the Biba plugin for Outlook and then open Outlook and see if it is enabled on the calendar tab.

For more information about disabled Outlook add-ins, please visit http://www.outlook-apps.com/outlook-2013-disabled-add-ins/

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