If you are using Microsoft Outlook, you should be familiar with some common error messages related to Outlook. The Outlook errors like ‘Invalid XML’ may appear during Outlook installation, while starting up or while sending/receiving the emails. Sometimes you will get error messages like “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook Window. Invalid XML, the view cannot be loaded.”
However, have you ever received the error message like “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?”? . If you click”No” you will receive the message “No profiles have been created. To create a new profile, use the mail icon in the Control Panel.” Most often this error message will be accompanied with errors like “Invalid XML”.
You will be embarrassed to see such messages when trying to use your Outlook. Don’t worry, because you can resolve this issue yourself because the Outlook compatibility mode is the culprit behind this issue. If you have set compatibility for Outlook to older versions of Windows, then you will receive such an error message. The Outlook profile information on the registry is different in different versions of Windows operating system.
You need to disable the Compatibility mode to resolve this issue. To disable the compatibility mode, you need to right click on the Outlook shortcut and choose ‘Properties’. Select the ‘Compatibility’ tab and deselect all options under this tab.
If you are using Windows 7 and the Outlook icon is available in the task bar, you’ll need to right click on that icon first. You will see the “Properties “option. You can disable the compatibility mode from this “Properties Window”.
Once you disable Outlook compatibility mode, you should be free of error messages like invalid XML as well.