Summary: The Outlook error 0x80004001 appears when the user fails to add PST in Outlook. This blog mentions the simple methods to fix this Outlook PST import error. In case the PST file is severely corrupt, you can use a professional PST repair tool to quickly repair the file.
As an Outlook user, when you import a PST file that contains crucial data but failed to add PST in Outlook 2016 installed in your office laptop. You encountered the error 0x80004001 just after executing the import steps viz. Control Panel ->Mail -> Data Files in Mail Setup – Outlook ->Add to add PST file data.
So, what to do in a situation wherein there’s an urgent need to download and share the PST data with team members?
In other words, such situations demand users to fix Outlook 2016 error 0x80004001 at the earliest by knowing how to successfully add PST in their Microsoft Outlook 2016.
In this post, we present 6 different methods and preventive measures to fix the Outlook PST import error.
Read on to know more…
Check if the antivirus program installed in your PC or the Windows firewall has settings that are conflicting with Outlook functioning. Adjust the settings so that these programs don’t interfere with Outlook to cause the error.
Note – By using this process for adding PST file, you can prevent the Outlook error 0x80004001.
3. Do not store PST on network
This is applicable in case the Outlook PST file is stored on the network as this can lead to corruption in PST File. To avoid losing important PST data, always keep the latest backup of PST file on your PC.
Check the Account Settings of your Outlook profile to ensure that all the details entered are correct. If not, enter the correct details.
Sometimes, opening Outlook in Safe Mode helps the users to work in a hassle-free and error-free manner, and allows to add PST in Outlook.
The PST file may have gone corrupt. Some of the common causes of PST file corruption include power failure, software conflicts, oversized PSTs, hardware issues, faulty networking device, sudden termination of Outlook, and virus/malware attack, etc.
Also check and remove suspicious emails in the Outlook mailbox, as these can cause corruption in Outlook profile and PST file.
You can use the following methods to repair a corrupt PST file:
All of the above methods can address the ‘unable to import PST’ issue in MS Outlook. However, the effectiveness of these methods also depends on the specific factors that caused the error.
Further, if the cause of the error is known to be a damaged or corrupt PST file, we recommend using a PST repair software such as Stellar Repair for Outlook. The software is also recommended by MVPs and industry experts.
Eric Simson is an Email Platform Consultant and is associated with Stellar Data Recovery from last 6 years. He writes about the latest technology tips and provides custom solutions related to MS Outlook, MS Exchange Server, Office 365, and many other Email Clients & Servers.
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