Written By Adom Smith
Updated on June 7th, 2020
This blog explains the Outlook Error 0x8004010F “Outlook data file cannot be accessed” and how to resolve this error when you have got during using Outlook 2010 or 2013 and while sending/receiving emails.
Error messages in MS Outlook are very common, mainly when the user is working on the exchange server. But, Error 0x8004010F is very frequent and the most annoying error occurring in MS Outlook 2016, 2013 and 2010 as it makes the data inaccessible to you. It appears normally during the ‘Send/ Receive’ process with a message:
The above error may occur if the Outlook profile is corrupted or the Outlook .pst file or folder has been transferred to another location across the disk or to another computer.
Primary reasons behind the error
Note: Sometimes “Outlook data file cannot be accessed” due to OST (offline storage table) file corruption, in such condition copy OST to PST file format.
There are different manual methods for resolving this error. However, I am explaining the resolution method for MS Outlook version 2013 and 2010 when Outlook not sending emails or receiving emails due to error 0x8004010f.
# For MS Outlook 2010
To fix Outlook 2010 error 0x8004010f, you’ll be required to create a new profile using POP3 or IMAP email account, post follows below procedures:
The Outlook error 0x8004010f ”Outlook data file cannot be accessed” for Outlook 2013 can also be fixed by creating a new profile. You can create a new Outlook profile by following the below procedure.
Create profile via Auto account setup
After creating a new profile, the next step involves setting up of this account as the default profile. Follow below procedure for this.
The error ‘Outlook data file cannot be accessed’ can also be displayed in the form of other similar messages. The statement for the error message may be different, but the reason and causes are almost the same in all the cases. Another text message that might appear is:
However, if you have installed MS Outlook 2016 on your system and face the same issue, you’ll have to transfer the data files in order to fix “Outlook data file cannot be accessed” error. Due to a slight change in MS Outlook 2016 features from that of the previous versions, this resolution step may create an impact.
If none of the above manual methods work, check the email account. There might be some damage in the PST file of Outlook. You can repair the Outlook PST file with the help of a third-party Outlook PST Recovery software tool which can restore all your mail items and make your Outlook account accessible to you.
About The Author:
Adom Smith is a DataRecoveryHelp Technology Writer. He is a technology enthusiast with over 3 years of experience in Data Recovery, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. He enjoys researching and sharing DIY solutions as well as tips and tricks for resolving Windows technical issues.
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