If you can’t find the Home menu anywhere in Outlook, don’t panic. There’s no need to dive into time-consuming troubleshooting methods to solve the problem. This issue may be triggered by recurring Outlook bugs or incorrect settings.
How to Bring Back the Outlook Home Menu
Customize the Ribbon
Disabling and enabling the Home Mail option on the Ribbon may help you to fix this issue.
- Launch Outlook and right-click on the Ribbon space.
- Then select Customize the Ribbon option.
- Go ahead and uncheck Home (Mail). Yes, you read that right, you need to uncheck the option.
- Then click on the Customize the Ribbon option again.
- This time, make sure to check the Home (Mail) option and hit OK. If you don’t see Home, switch the Customize the Ribbon dropdown menu to All Tabs.
Keep in mind this only a temporary solution. You need to repeat these steps whenever the issue re-appears. If the Ribbon trick did not work, go to the next solution.
Note: If you’re using Office 365 online, there will be no ribbon to click on.
Remove Custom Buttons
If you placed custom buttons on the Home tab, remove them and check if the issue is gone. Many users noticed the Home tab disappeared every time they clicked on custom buttons.
Repairing your Office package can help you to fix a long list of glitches. Check if this solution works for the Outlook Home button problem as well.
- Open the Control Panel and go to Programs and Features.
- Select Office 365 or Microsoft 365.
- Click on the Change button and select Quick Repair.
- If this simple repair method did not work, select the Online Repair option.
Update Your Add-Ins and Log Out
- Click on File, and select Options.
- Then click on Manage Add-Ins and select the add-ins you want to update.
- Feel free to remove the add-ins you no longer need.
For more information on how to manage your Outlook add-ins, see Outlook: Enable/Disable Add-ins.
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