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A Guide on How to Fix PST Access Denied Error after Windows 10 Update

After updating Microsoft Windows, most of the users encounter a problem while accessing their mailboxes. When the users' log in their Outlook account, they often get a pop-up error message displayed on the screen, 'PST Access Denied Error after Windows 10 Update'. If you are facing a similar error, then don't worry as in this blog, we will guide you on how to fix PST access denied error after Windows 10 update and what triggers the error. This blog entails the detail on how to fix the error and access your files without any hassle.

Reasons behind the Error:

Most of the times, the error occurs when the user does not set the permission to access the Outlook PST file. In most cases, it happens when the users update their operating system. The users mostly log in their old Microsoft account while using their updated Windows from their local account. What most of the users don't know is the fact that their PST files are used in some places. So make sure you don't make this common mistake as it increases the chances of the error.

Know-How to Fix PST Access Denied Error after Windows 10 Update

The users can fix this error by simply changing the access permission of the PST file. Below we have mentioned the steps to change the access permission:

  • Browse to the file location by clicking on "C:\Users\user name\Documents\Outlook Files\Outlook.pst".
  • Now, select the PST files and click on the 'Properties' option.
  • Click on the 'Security' option.
  • Now, select the 'User Account'.
  • Click on the 'Full Control Permission' option.
  • Click on the 'OK' button to shut the dialogue box.
  • Now, restart Outlook.

By simply changing the settings, the user can fix the problem; however, if they are unable to resolve the error, then the reason behind the error might be due to a corrupt PST file. To resolve the error, you can opt for the inbuilt tool, 'Scanpst.exe'. Let us inform you that this method can only fix the minor errors and not the major ones. We suggest you opt for PST Recovery Tool to fix the error.

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