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3 Best Solution to Fix PST File Cannot be Opened In Outlook

Published on 20 July 17
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"Getting Error PST File cannot be Opened in Outlook while opening PST file in Outlook Application". Open Personal folder in Outlook 2007,2010,2013 & 2016 Versions using simpel tips"


In this article we discussed problem faced by Outlook Users numerous times "PST File Cannot be opened" while starting the Outlook application. This is a common error in Microsoft Outlook and asked in the various forum of Outlook. Here we discussed root reason why configured PST file not opened properly.


As error occurs due to various reasons such as using the wrong method to close Outlook data file, invalid setting. So we explore multiples solution to open PST data file of Outlook. An end user can use one the results to open Outlook application.

Queries Related to Outlook File Cannot be Opened in Forums.
Query 1: Hey Tommorrow I tried to read the Outlook PST File within 2007 Outlook Platform, which is created in Outlook 2010. When I am tried to open this .pst extension file, got a prompt with the message " The file C:\....\Outlook.pst cannot be opened".
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Query 2: "Cannot start Microsoft Outlook". Cannot open the Outlook windows. The set folder cannot be opened. The operation failed". Getting prompt every time while opening configured PST file in Outlook 2010 application. Please suggest some solution to fix an error.


Note: For different Outlook versions such as 2016/2013/2010, prompt messages can be varied.

Reasons Behind error message PST file cannot be opened in Outlook

As Outlook application is most used email communication services all over as personal and professionally by the different user, according to their need and while managing the emails.Some corruption error in PST File, dirty shutdown and malware infection can lead to such Outlook data file cannot be opened error. The indication of error, you can view in above images. An Even inappropriate setting of navigation panel can enable users to open PST file in Outlook 2016/2013 &
Outlook 2010/2007 versions.
3 Way to Fix Error message PST File Cannot be Opened

1) Create New Outlook Account

2) Turn of Compatibility Mode

3) Reset Navigation Pane Setting
Method 1: Use Safe Mode to Open PST File in Microsoft Outlook

As different Plugin & Extension are used by the end user while working with Outlook.Sometimes these plugins disallow user to open the personal folder of .pst file extension. But Safe Mode in the Outlook, user work with Original Outlook application without any add-on or Plugin. If Outlook Open properly and no prompt of appearing related to unable to open PST file in Outlook. Then any add-on will be the reason of problems.


To Start Safe mode, follow the simplest step:


1) Press Window key + R to Run Dialog

2) Now type outlook.exe /safe
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3) Select the Profile, is more than one profile configured within Outlook.Now Outlook opens in Safe Mode. If still, you are not able to open configured Outlook account then some plugin or add-on restricting while starting Outlook successfully.
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Try to disable the additional Plugin installed in the system and then restart Outlook Application. If still, you are not able to PST in Outlook software then you can follow other methods.
Method 2: Slove Access Denied error in Outlook using Navigation Pane

Another reason of the error is setting of Navigation Pane that resists Outlook application to start successfully. Just follow the steps for changes in navigation pane of Outlook


1) Press Window key + R to Run Dialog.

2) Now type outlook.exe /safe.

3) Select the User Profile, which you want to change the Navigation setting.If Outlook starts successfully without any error, which means the error is related to the setting of the navigation pane.


Note: If Still problem not solved then try to rename the Old Outlook.xml file which is stored in Outlook default folder. To reach the destination of Outlook folder, you can go for shortcut method, again use a run dialog box. Type %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook.
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4) Then Rename the old Outlook XML file to Outlook.old , Now try to open Outlook normally.

Still, you prompt appear with the message, then you can try to delete the outlook.xml file as last option.
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Method 3: Changes in Permission Mode to Open PST File

PST File cannot be opened due to various scenarios according to different condition. One of the scenario arises when user update the system and forget to allow the permission to access and when to try to open outlook then deal with error "the file personal folders.pst cannot be opened". To View your emails, user have to do changes in permission mode. Just a few steps to change the permission.


1) Default location of Outlook: C:\Users\ \AppData\Local\MicrosoftOutlook

2) Select the user profile file and click on security tab as below image.

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3) Click on Edit button and Select option Full control option. Click Ok to close the Tab.

4) Now Restart Outlook application.

Conclusion:


Due to various cause such as Plugin & additional extension, wrong setting, dirty shutdown and other error unableuser to open PST File in Outlook 2007/2010 & upper versions. So Outlook user can go for the different method according to scenarios discussed above, to resolve queries related to Outlook Data file cannot be cannot be opened. However, a user can Open PST file without Outlook application, a user can go for PST Viewer Software to view PST file information without Outlook.
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"Getting Error PST File cannot be Opened in Outlook while opening PST file in Outlook Application". Open Personal folder in Outlook 2007,2010,2013 & 2016 Versions using simpel tips"




file which is stored in Outlook default folder. To reach the destination of Outlook folder, you can go for shortcut method, again use a run dialog box. Type %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook.

file as last option.

condition. One of the scenario arises when user the system and forget to allow the permission to access and when to try to open outlook then deal with error "the file personal folders.pst cannot be opened". To View your emails, user have to do changes in permission mode. Just a few steps to change the permission.

1) Default location of Outlook: C:\Users\ \AppData\Local\MicrosoftOutlook

2) Select the user profile file and click on security tab as below image.

user to open PST File in Outlook 2007/2010 & upper versions. So Outlook user can go for the different method according to scenarios discussed above, to resolve queries related to Outlook Data file cannot be cannot be opened. However, a user can Open PST file without Outlook application, a user can go for PST Viewer Software to view PST file information without Outlook.

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  1. 22 March 18
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    You can check another solution to fix shared issue and the tool name "Scanpst.exe" can fix it. I would like to request check this tool before purchasing any software: http://recoveryandmanagement.com/repair-outlook-pst-file-using-pst-repair-tool/

  2. 02 March 18
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  3. 24 July 17
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