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A Guide on How to Solve the Outlook Error, "Failed to Add PST in Outlook 2016: Error 0x80004001"

Many Outlook users encounter an issue while adding PST files in Outlook 2016 version. While importing the data, they often get a pop-up message displayed on the screen, "Failed to Add PST in Outlook 2016: Error 0x80004001". Don't worry if you are facing this error while importing PST files in Outlook 2016 version as we have discussed multiple ways to resolve the error in this blog. Repairing an Outlook error can be an intimidating process if you don't know how to rectify the error. However, with a little guidance, a user can fix the error without deleting the data.

Multiple Ways on How to Solve the Outlook Error, "Failed to Add PST in Outlook 2016: Error 0x80004001"

Below we have mentioned multiple ways to fix the Outlook error, "0x80004001". Make sure that you select the method that suits your requirement and you will be able to execute it without making a mistake.

  • Alter the 'Antivirus' and 'Firewall' Settings
  • A user can avoid getting this message, "Failed to Add PST in Outlook 2016: Error 0x80004001" if they examine the settings of the Antivirus and Firewall. There is a high possibility that it will hamper with the functioning of Outlook so make sure that you adjust the settings of Antivirus and Firewall accordingly. This way, you will avoid the error to occur and continue functioning without any hassle.

  • Add the PST Files
  • Another way to avoid the Outlook error, "0x80004001" is by adding PST files. Let us find out how you can add PST files in Outlook 2016 version:

    • Open 'Outlook 2016' version on the system.
    • Now, click on 'File' and go to the 'Account Settings' option.
    • From the 'Account Settings', click on 'Data Files'.
    • Now, click on 'Add the PST File' option.
    • Click on 'OK'.
  • Keep the Backup of PST File On your System
  • We highly suggest you keep the backup of PST files on your system and avoid storing it on your network. Storing the data on the network can corrupt your PST files so it is advisable that you avoid doing it as you might lose your important files. Make sure that you keep the backup on your operating system.

  • Fill the Correct Details in your Outlook Account
  • Make sure that you check your Outlook account settings and determine if you have filled the correct details or not. It is advisable that you fill the correct details in your Outlook account and prevent the errors to occur.

  • Start Outlook in 'Safe Mode'
  • As a matter of fact, starting Outlook in Safe Mode enables the user to operate the data without any hindrance. The user can prevent Outlook errors to occur and enables the user to add PST files in Outlook.

  • Use Scanpst.exe to Repair the corrupt PST Files
  • A user can repair the corrupt PST files by using the inbuilt tool, Scanpst.exe. Let us inform that by using this method, a user can fix only the minor issues and not the major ones.

    The above are some of the methods that will allow the user to resolve the error and prevent it from occurring. However, the above-mentioned methods are not the ideal solution as a user might erase the entire data or might not be able to retrieve the data completely. Make a note of the important factor that all the above methods efficiency on resolving the error will solely depend on the factors that contributed to causing the error.

    We recommend you opt for a professional third-party tool, that is, KDETools PST Recovery Tool. By using the tool, a user can easily fix the Outlook error, "0x80004001" without losing the data. The advanced software has powerful algorithms that allow the user to repair severely damaged, highly-encrypted, orphaned, and password-protected PST files.


If a user is having a problem while importing PST files in Outlook 2016 version, then don't worry as we have listed several methods that will help you rectify the error. Just make sure that you pick the right solution to resolve the error.

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