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Outlook: Learn how to fix your email in the event of a crash

Understand what the 0x8004010F error is and how to solve your problems with Outlook, the most popular email program among companies

O Microsoft Outlook used by many corporate users, popularizing the platform for using the company's email. The program is easy, the interface is intuitive and access is also part of the package Microsoft Office. So, if navigation is simple, why look for something new?

In your routine, when receiving or sending emails, it is possible that you have already encountered the following message: 0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed. What did this error? How to fix it? that we will discuss in this tutorial.

Outlook data file cannot be found

outlook error, application popup

Was the data file lost, or was part of the disk corrupted? This does not matter if the email uses the IMAP protocol and if it is also stored in the Exchange Server or Office365, Yahoo Mail, Gmail or similar.

It is worth remembering that local data from Outlook represent only one copy of server data. Therefore, you can quickly access the server to collect this data. The tip is to avoid using the local email data file (until then) available. Just create an alternative and save everything to the server, like a synchronized data session within the cloud.

Recreate a local mailbox in Outlook

If yours is the case described above, recreating a local mailbox should be sufficient to resolve the problem. For this:

  1. Open the Outlook
  2. Choice Account Settings (Account Settings)
  3. Select the account with the error
  4. click in Change Folder (Change folder)
  5. In a new window, choose New Outlook data file (New Outlook Data File).
  6. Click Ok
  7. Try to send / receive the email again.

If the error persists, let's move on to the next step.

popup outlook data file indicating solutions to the software error It is possible to recover information when errors occur in Outlook data files

There are many occasions that can result in the same error. For example, if your mailbox does not use a remote server, then it is stored locally through the protocol POP3. All copies are removed from the server immediately after receiving the data. Fortunately, there is a solution.

This problem is related to some incorrect parameters of the own Windows. We need to do the following:

  1. Go to the file directory (Outlook) in File Explorer. If you don't know where it is stored, look for a format file .PST on your disk (C 🙂
windows file explorer window, in outlook file configuration

2. Right click on the file. Choice properties (Properties) .4. If there is the mark in Read only (Read Only), remove it.5. V to the tab Security (Security).

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6. Select your user, log in to the system and check your permissions (all items need to be checked in the “Allow” column) 7. Click OK to confirm.

Everything is fine so far, but the error still appears? The remaining possibilities are few. Or there may be an error in the backup email, or we need third party services in data recovery. Let's explain the first one.

Outlook data recovery

O Outlook has its own solution area for data recovery, called Inbox Repair Tool. The software is not complicated and is already installed on your PC, and serves both for files .PST how much for .OST. Just go to the Microsoft Office and search for the program SCANPST.EXE, see the path according to the verse:

  • Outlook 2019: C: Program Files Microsoft Office root Office16
  • Outlook 2016: C: Program Files Microsoft Office root Office16
  • Outlook 2013: C: Program Files Microsoft Office Office15
  • Outlook 2010: C: Program Files Microsoft Office Office14
  • Outlook 2007: C: Program Files Microsoft Office Office12

NOTE: if you have a version of Microsoft Office of 32-bit installed on one version of Windows in 64-bitreplace C: Program Files per C: / Program Files (x86).

After finding the program on your computer, simply run it and follow the steps as instructed, in a simple way.

Still nothing resolved? There is no reason to despair. There are several data recovery services, such as the Recovery Toolbox. Install the program on your computer, and after opening it, do the following:

  1. Provide your email address
  2. Enter CAPTCHA
  3. Join a data recovery session

You can upload a damaged file to the remote server and ask for recovery. However, if you have confidential emails, personal photos or credit cards, sending them to a remote server can be risky.

Before opening the Recovery Toolbox, copy the PST file (the one you found in the previous item) to another disc or pen drive, since the program will not change the location of this file. If this attempt to copy the file results in an error message in Windows, unfortunately it will be the case for recovering the system as a whole. From now on, it is worth remembering to do backup of the PST more regularly, preventing any problem.

How to fix the error: 0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed

Continuing, to correct the problem 0x8004010F using an account POP3 / SMTP at the Microsoft Outlook, do the following:

  1. Download, install and open Recovery Toolbox for Outlook
  2. In the first window, choose the damaged .PST file
recovery toolbox software, showing where the pst file is saved
  1. Choose the Recovery Mode (Recovery Mode)
  2. Choose a folder to save the recovered file
  3. Replace the original PST file with the recovered file

For the 2019, 2016, 2013 Outlook versions, you must proceed:

  1. Choose the item Archive | Info. (File | Info.)
  2. Click on the first item, Account settings (Account settings.)
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  1. Choice Account settings (Account settings) 3.1 Choose the tab Data files (Data Files) .3.2 Choose a data file from the list3.3 Click Open file location (Open File Location).
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In that case, don't forget to remove the old file damaged to prevent further problems.

Finally, you can finally open the Microsoft Outlook and continue to work with your email. Probably from now on you will have no more errors with sending and / or receiving emails.

Google suggests a variety of solutions to the problem 0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed. If you paid for the recovery or bought Recovery Toolbox for Outlook and you're having trouble fixing your data file, just contact the support department.