Wednesday, July 4, 2012

How to fix Error 0x80040116 in Microsoft Outlook

How to fix Error 0x80040116 in Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft outlook can give the error 0X80040116 when attempting to start or when you are trying to open a .PST file. Normally this error is related to an Outlook .pst file. This error message may occur for various reasons like - corrupt or damaged .pst file or when it is full. You cannot access data from a corrupt .pst file and if you try to you will get an error message(see:Microsoft Outlook Is Not Working ). Therefore, you need to repair the file. Microsoft has provided inbox repair Tool, a built-in tool in Microsoft Outlook for the purpose of repairing corrupt .pst file(s). Follow the given steps to repair your pst file.

If you want to create a backup of PST file in outlook  then follow this article-How to Backup PST Files in Microsoft Outlook.

Step1: If Outlook is open, then close it.

Step2: From the 'Start' menu, choose 'Search' option. Type 'Scanpst.exe' in Search box and hit the Enter key or Search button.

Step3: Double click the 'Scanpst.exe' file.

Step4: Locate the corrupt file and start repairing.

Step5: Once the file is repaired, you can see the message "Repair Complete." you can now Open Microsoft Outlook.

See also: How to Recover a PST File in Outlook
               How to Recover Microsoft Outlook After a Crash

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