Outlook 2016 Mail Missing from Control Panel

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I stumbled across this answers.microsoft.com thread that had the goods buried deep inside. I wanted to share them here with you guys.

OS: Windows 10
Office version: 2016 via Office 365 CTR

When faced with the Mail applet inside Control Panel having a broken icon and showing an ‘Application Not Found’ error, this can be fixed as in actually by following the steps below:

Identify and confirm the path for the 2 files below.

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\MLCFG32.CPL” and

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Client\AppVLP.exe”
Open regedit and find all entries with mlcfg32.cpl

When you find them, fix the entries to match the file paths. You’ll probably find the path is to some vfs folder that is empty. Not sure where that came from, but fix them up.

As a working example:

The key…. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{A0D4CD32-5D5D-4f72-BAAA-767A7AD6BAC5}\shell\open\command

should have a value of…

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Client\AppVLP.exe” rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\MLCFG32.CPL”

And fixing the icon:

The key… HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{A0D4CD32-5D5D-4f72-BAAA-767A7AD6BAC5}\DefaultIcon

should be…

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\MLCFG32.CPL,0

Hope this helps someone like it helped me!

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