How can I access my Microsoft Outlook PST file?

It is a very common message in Outlook while sending and receiving of emails and this error may be shown when Outlook is not working properly. The message ‘Outlook .pst could not be accessed’ will appear on your screen. This error message might be shown as ‘Outlook error 0x8004010f’. There may be several reasons behind this error. Let us discuss these reasons and find the solution of this problem.

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Reasons behind PST file inaccessibility

  • Improper termination of Outlook application
  • Outlook conflicts in add-ins
  • Corruption of PST file
  • Antivirus and anti-spyware programs
  • If a user has recently moved to Outlook PST file from one location to another and trying to perform send/receive via the specific account.

How to fix Outlook PST inaccessibility error?

  • First, you need to know the location of default PST file which causes the error
  • Then create a new Outlook account
  • Setting a new profile as default

Know default location of Outlook PST file

  • Open Control Panel and go to Mail
  • Click on Mail button, a new Windows appears, Click ‘Show profiles’
  • Select Properties button and then on Data files
  • Click on ‘set as default’ under data files tab

Fixing of Outlook PST file cannot be accessed

  • Go to File tab > Account settings > Account settings
  • Click on Email tab under Account settings window
  • Click New
  • Choose type of Email service and click Next
  • Fill required email account details and click Next

Creation of new Outlook profile

  • Go to Control Panel > Mail
  • Select ‘always use this profile
  • Click Ok

Creation of new Outlook PST file to store data

  • Under account settings in E-mail tab
  • Choose the email account and Click ‘Change Folder’
  • Click Close
  • If you are working with multiple PST files, then select inbox folder of another Outlook data file and click Ok

If you don’t want to go through the above mentioned lengthy steps and want a reliable and rapid solution of your problem. You can go for Softaken Outlook PST repair tool which will surely help you to repair Outlook PST files from any versions of Outlook. In case of manual steps, you have to follow lengthy steps and technical expertise is also required but in case of Softaken Outlook PST Repair software, there is no need to possess any technical skills.

The software has only three steps working –

  1. Select PST files whom you want to repair
  2. After loading of PST files, get a clear preview and select ‘Repair PST’ option
  3. Browse to select a location to save the results


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