You may get Outlook Data File Error 0x80040116 when try to sending or receiving emails or launching Microsoft Outlook. If you are getting the same error code it means you won’t be able to use outlook properly. Here, in this article, I will explain what is Outlook.pst cannot be accessed - 0x80040116 and how can you fix it.
Outlook is designed to provide easy interface of emailing. By setting outlook in your machine, you will be able to send or receive emails in easiest way. Outlook stores all the emails and other information in a personal storage table that is also known as .pst file. When due to some unexpected reasons this file gets corrupted or damaged, outlook starts throwing error code 0X80040116 to the user. There are various reasons that can cause PST Corruption.
When the above situation arises, something went wrong with outlook and you may receive the mentioned error. However, there are absolute solution available by which you can easily remove this problem.
There are several ways by which you can easily fix this error from your PC. Some tested and easy solutions are explained below.
Stellar Outlook PST Repair Tool is especially designed for repairing outlook data file (.pst) and recovering items from the corrupted pst file. It is capable of recovering deleted items also. So, if you are facing huge problem in outlook, you must use this tool to give new life to your outlook profile. It will access all the data from the damaged pst file and then store them into a new and error free PST File.
If previous pst file is broken then you can create new outlook data file and import all the items from your mail server. However, there are chances to lose local storage items like notes, calendar, appointments etc. The best alternative solution is to fix this error using Outlook PST Repair Tool.
1 Go to Control Panel and Select Mail.
2 Click on Data Files… button.
3 Go to Email Tab and then click on New… button.
4 Fill Details correctly and create a new account.
5 After Creating new account, you must set it as Default.
By this method, you will be able to create new outlook data file and avoid error code 0x80040116 – outlook.pst cannot be accessed.
Microsoft is well aware about Outlook problem that’s why they have included inbuilt fixing tool scanpst.exe. This tool is used for fixing minor problem of PST File. However, you must keep a backup of PST File before using this tool. If the PST file is large or oversized then it trims the size of PST file that causes permanent data loss. Here is the way to using scanpst.exe.
1 Go to following location and double click on scanpst.exe
Office 2019: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
Office 2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
Office 2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
Office 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
Office 2007: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
2 Microsoft Outlook Inbox Repair Tool will appear. Browse the corrupted PST File and click the start button. If you don't know where is PST File located, you can visit the link.
3 After analysing the pst file, it will show you repair button to repair file.
If scanpst.exe is unable to fix your problem then go for stellar outlook pst repair tool. This tool is especially designed to fix outlook related problems and provides a professional help in recovering data. Not only it fixes outlook problems but also recovers permanently deleted mailbox items and other items.
|File Size||16.5 MB|
|Minimum Requirements||Pentium Class Processor, 1GB of RAM, 100 MB disk space.|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP|
|MS Outlook||2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 & 2000|
|Internet Explorer||Version 7.0 or newer|
Repairs completely corrupted and damaged PST File.
Recover Deleted Emails and Attachments, Notes, Contacts, Tasks, Journal, and More.
Recover Outlook Items from Password Protected PST File.
Save recovered email in multiple file format – PST, EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF.
Even this tool is capable of repairing PST File larger than 2GB.
Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, & 2000