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Make a note of the fact that when Outlook connects with Exchange Server, the entire mailbox items are stored in an (Offline Storage Table) OST file. It is a duplicate of the user's Exchange Server mailbox. When the Exchange Server is facing a downtime, then the users can still work on the OST file and all the modifications made are synchronized once there is internet connectivity. However, there are situations when the user faces an error and are unable to access their files. The error could be due to several reasons, but when the user receives a pop-up message, '0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed' don't panic as it can be resolved.
An OST file can be damaged due to several reasons such as virus attack, bugs, sudden shutdown, exceeding file size, and etc. These are some of the common reasons that cause the error, however, if a user receives a message, '0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed' then it can be due to Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) error. This error occurs when the user synchronizes offline or while downloading Offline Address Book (OAB) files. Let us find out, the common reasons behind the error:
Don't worry if you are unable to send or receive any emails as due to the error the users cannot access the data. We suggest you resolve the error by using a safe solution. Let us discover the multiple ways on how a user can fix the error '0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed':
Ways on How to Fix MS Outlook Errors
Below we have listed some of the manual methods that can be used to fix the Outlook errors; however, these methods are applicable only on Outlook 2010 and 2013 version.
Manual Methods to Fix MS Outlook Errors
If you think the reason behind the Outlook error is due to a corrupt Outlook profile, then make a new MS Outlook profile and this way, you will be able to resolve the issue. The user needs to find the location of their default Outlook profile and make a new profile and set it as their default profile. In order, to make a new Outlook profile, the user needs to follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Locate the Default MS Outlook File
Step 2: Recreate a New MS Outlook Profile
If a user needs to auto-setup their POP3 or IMAP email account, then they can follow the steps below:
The above-mentioned steps will enable the user to create POP3 or IMAP email account by auto-set-up. The user can create POP 3 or IMAP email account by using the manual method also.
Create IMAP or POP3 Email Account by Using the Manual Method
Step 3: Setup the New MS Outlook Profile as the Default Profile
If the user is unable to fix the Outlook error '0x8004010F', then select another way to resolve the issue. If you are unable to create a new MS Outlook profile, then you can also change the delivery location of the messages and fix the error. Let us find out how to proceed further to change the delivery location of the messages:
Change the Delivery Location of the Messages
Most of the users already have multiple email accounts in MS Outlook and making a new profile might not be suitable. If you are facing a similar issue, then follow the below steps to fix the Outlook error '0x8004010F'
As you must have seen after executing the above-mentioned steps, if a user changes the message delivery location to a 'Temporary Folder' and once again alters it back to the original settings, then they might fix the error.
If a user receives a pop-up message, '0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed', then they can fix it by applying two methods that are, the manual approach or using the automated tool. If you are unable to fix the Outlook errors by using the manual method, then resolve the issue by using KDETools OST to PST Converter. This third-party software has advanced algorithms that can fix any major or minor Outlook issues. The user can easily fix the Outlook error '0x8004010F' without corrupting the data by using the tool.
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