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Solve issues with Corrupt OLM file

Published on 21 April 15
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Outlook is a widely used email client all across the world. This fully functional and amazing email application offers rich features with advanced security. OS X lovers get multiple benefits when they use Outlook for Mac in their systems.

Microsoft has introduced Outlook 2011 for Mac users, which follows OLM file format to save the email data along with email messages, contacts, calendar, etc. However, like PST file, OLM is also very sensitive file format, and has many sync related issues as well. Except sync issues OLM file also shows multiple error messages of corruption or inaccessibility in different situations. There could be multiple causes of OLM file corruption, due to which the data become inaccessible and shows errors while opening.

Here are the main scenarios that Corrupt Outlook 2011 (OLM) Files:

Network failed while working on the database

Interrupted installation of Outlook on the Mac machine, which leads to corruption OLM file.

Corruption occurs in hard disk or portable data storage media where Outlook was installed

Microsoft Exchange Server crash.

MS Outlook for Mac 2011 crashed, which may lead inaccessible OLM file

Server crashed.

Virus or Malware infection through the network

Abrupt system shutdown

Error occurs while upgrading outlook from its older version and corrupt the available OLM files.

While opening MS Outlook for Mac (OLM) file after reboot of your system, the error called âMicrosoft Demon cannot be opened due to following errorsâ shown in the exhibit.

Except above mentioned corruption reasons, there could be more, which can leave inaccessibility in OLM file. You will get to know about these causes after seeing the error messages.

The most common error messages you can get from OLM file are:

Error - 'Cannot find [PATH]\OLM.DLL'

Error - 'An unknown error has occurred in Outlook. Error code - 17199'

Error - 'This application failed to start because OLM.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem'

No matter how much careful you are for your OLM file, there are always chances of corruption. The only way to save your data from such data loss is to take a backup regularly. Unfortunately, OLM itself is a backup file, therefore, if it is corrupt, then the only option you are left with is to repair corrupt OLM file to get back your lost data. In order to repair corrupt or damaged MS Outlook 2011 for Mac file, you need to use a professional recovery tool. Once your OLM file get repaired, you can restore it easily and use your data like before without any issue or error message. These third party OLM recovery tools are equipped with advanced recovery algorithms that effectively offers Outlook 2011 mac repair & restore complete data of an OLM file including e-mails, notes, contacts, task and other Objects.

Stellar Phoenix OLM Repair is a reputed and most recommended utility that repairs corrupt Mac Outlook backup files (.OLM). It supports recovery of MS Outlook for Mac 2011 file format and restores inaccessible mail items, such as calendars, address book, emails, attachments, tasks, and notes, etc. This tool helps you to repair deeply damaged and inaccessible OLM files and restore the mailboxes. Itâs easy to use interface allows you to perform an efficient OLM file recovery and save your precious data from loss.

Mostly, Outlook for Mac is used for professional purposes; almost every organization prefers it as their email client. Therefore, OLM contains very crucial and sensitive data files, which need more attention. If your OLM file also got corrupt, then instead of wasting your time in manual methods use a reliable tool, like Stellar Phoenix OLM Repair to get back your data.

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  1. 22 July 17

    OLM and PST both are different file formats for storing mailbox data. Neither Mac Outlook nor Windows MS Outlook provide any free utility for conversion of OLM to PST. But there is a manual trick that can easily export entire OLM file data to PST format. Through the manual trick you first export the OLM file data to IMAP mail account and then move all IMAP mailbox data to Outlook PST format. Get complete information, here:-

  2. 17 January 17

    In this situation you should try to take a help of professional OLM Recovery Utility that easily restores or converts OLM file of MAC Outlook to Windows Outlook PST file. For more information about this software visit:

  3. 27 October 16

    OLM to PST converter software solution available to convert mac outlook olm file to pst file format. try this free demo version of this software here :-

  4. 11 August 16

    Get an effective professional OLM to PST Converter Software, This software easy to export all emails, contacts and calendars of Outlook for Mac OLM files to MS Outlook PST files.You can also download free trial demo version -

  5. 17 March 16

    Outstanding opportunity for Converting Mac Outlook omplete email items into Windows supporting various e-mail clients including Windows Outlook or all other previous editions by converting OLM files into PST, EML and MSG file formats. Go through

  6. 21 November 15

    Reliable OLM to PST Converter which can easily transfer all OLM files into Outlook PST, including emails, contacts and calendars of Outlook for Mac OLM files to MS Outlook PST files.This software easy to migrate all mail components from OLM, such as the Inbox, Contacts, Calendars, Notes, Tasks and etc.This software easy to migrate olm file into pst file format and smartly Convert OLM as PST, EML and MSG file format. See full info :-

  7. 29 September 15

    You can convert or transfer OLM Files of MAC Outlook into Windows Outlook manually it takes a long time and skills, but there is some good OLM to PST Converter software available by which one can very easily convert a large OLM Files into Outlook PST files without wasting time.It also recover damage or corrupted OLM files and saves them into the emails in PST, MSG and EML file format. See more-

  8. 22 September 15

    I would like to refer more effective highly advance software, you can use Kernel for OLM to PST Converter Tool. That software easy to repair corrupt, damaged olm files, without lost any files or folder. You can also download free trial demo version -

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