HoudiniESQ - How to Re-Enable Outlook Plugin

Quite often, Outlook will automatically disable or unload the Houdini plugin. When this occurs, please follow the steps below to re-enable the plugin.

 Scenario 1 - Houdini plugin is both disabled and unloaded

  1. Open Outlook and click on 'File'



  2. Click on 'Options'



  3. In the 'Outlook Options' window click on 'Add-ins' in the left-hand column



  4. If you see 'HoudiniESQForOutlook' listed in the 'Disabled Application Add-ins' section then click on the drop-down for 'Manage', select 'Disabled Items' and then press 'Go...', if you do not see 'HoudiniESQForOutlook' listed under the 'Disabled Application Add-ins' section then jump down to Scenario 2 below.



  5. When the 'Disabled Items' window opens, click on 'Addin:HoudiniESQForOutlook (http://...)' and then click on 'Enable' followed by 'Close'.



  6. You should still be on the Add-ins section of the 'Outlook Options' window. The 'HoudiniESQForOutlook' Add-In will now be in the 'Inactive Application Add-Ins' section. Click on 'Manage' at the bottom of the window again and make sure that 'COM Add-ins' is selected and press 'Go'.



  7. Check the box to the left of 'HoudiniESQForOutlook' entry and press 'OK'.



  8. The options window will automatically close and you should now be back at your inbox. Please give Outlook a few moments to load the plugin. While the plugin is loading Outlook will not respond.

    Before re-enabling and reloading the plugin


    After re-enabling and reloading the plugin



 Scenario 2 - Houdini plugin is enabled but unloaded

  1. Open Outlook and click on 'File'



  2. Click on 'Options'



  3. In the 'Outlook Options' window click on 'Add-ins' in the left-hand column



  4. If you see 'HoudiniESQForOutlook' listed in the 'Disabled Application Add-ins' section then refer to Scenario 1 above. If it is not listed as a Disabled Add-In, then continue onward.

    Click on 'Manage' at the bottom of the window, select 'COM Add-ins' and then press 'Go'.



  5. Check the box to the left of 'HoudiniESQForOutlook' entry and press 'OK'.



  6. The options window will automatically close and you should now be back at your inbox. Please give Outlook a few moments to load the plugin. While the plugin is loading Outlook will not respond.

    Before re-enabling and reloading the plugin


    After re-enabling and reloading the plugin


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