outlook data file cannot be accessed



  • Hello guys any, Suggestion, to fix outlook data file cannot be accessed. I have read many blog to fix it. All suggest that On the File tab , click Open . Select Open Outlook Data Files . Locate the location of the folder that contains the other .pst file, select it, and afterward click OK . The newly added .pst file will appear in the navigation pane. but it did not work.


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    @saz12 the main cause of 'Outlook Data file cannot be accessed' is problem in PST file. So, if you have created the new PST then, you need to create this file as default for Outlook account. When the PST file is created, again go to account settings and then you will find the option to change folder. Select the new PST file and subfolder to store messages. Close all windows and then click on Send/ Receive.
    Restart Outlook and the error will be resolved. One important thing to remember is that Outlook should not be connected with exchange server during the process..You can also use Outlook PST repair tool to repair PST file and fix common errors



  • You can use Inbox Repair Tool(Scanpst.exe) to repair the errors in the PST file. Follow the below chain to use this tool and resolve this error easily.

    Sign-out the Outlook > Need to open file explorer and find the path C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16 > below Office16folder find SCANPST.EXE file and double click on it > Text filed write the name of the data > Start the Scan process > Tab on Repair button > After finish the Scan process you need to start your Outlook app and you will error will be resolved.
    You may follow https://windowserrors.org/outlook-data-file-cannot-be-accessed/ to find out the more useful methods to fix that error.


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