Summary: Several Windows 10 users have reported encountering MS Outlook syncing issues. There are several reasons that may cause this error in your MS Outlook. This post covers various solutions to help you resolve the Outlook not syncing error in Windows 10. If your PST file is corrupt, you can use Stellar Repair for Outlook to repair the file.
MS Outlook is a popular email client used in organizations and by individuals as well. However, it is not free from issues and errors. Outlook users sometimes encounter issues and errors, such as Outlook not syncing. There could be numerous reasons that may lead to such an error in MS Outlook. In this post, we’ll provide some troubleshooting methods to resolve the Outlook not syncing error.
Below-mentioned are some effective solutions that you can use to resolve this error:
If your network connection is poor, MS Outlook may be unable to work properly. That’s why, if you try to perform particular operations in your MS Outlook application, the Outlook not syncing error appears. In such a situation, you can try reconnecting your internet cable. You can also try to open Outlook (OWA) on your web browser to see if the server is available or offline.
The Outlook emails not syncing error may also occur if there is an issue with your Outlook profile. In such a case, you can try to repair your email account to resolve the issue. Follow the below-mentioned steps:
Sometimes, faulty or incompatible add-ins might also cause the Outlook not syncing error. You can try disabling the Outlook add-ins to see if it helps to resolve the error. Follow the steps below:
Sometimes, the Outlook not syncing error occur due to a problem with MS Office installation. In this case, you can try to resolve the error by repairing your MS Office program. To do so, follow the below-mentioned steps:
Sometimes the emails get synced after a longer duration. You can update the emails sync frequency. Follow the steps below:
Sometimes, the Outlook Data File (PST) gets corrupt, leading to the Outlook not syncing error. In such a case, you can utilize MS Outlook’s Inbox Repair Utility[BB1] , i.e., Scanpst.exe to repair the corrupt file. You can find the tool at the following location:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office1X
To repair the corrupt Outlook Data File, click on the Scanpst.exe to open it and select the file. The Scanpst tool will scan and display the errors in your file, if found. You can click on the Repair button to perform the repair task. However, the utility is limited to repairing a file of 2 GB and cannot handle major corruption issues.
To repair large and severely corrupt PST file, you can download and install a professional PST repair tool, such as Stellar Repair for Outlook. Once you have the software, you can upload your corrupt PST file using the Browse option or you may use the Find option, which will automatically locate the PST file on your system. Then, you can repair the file and see the preview of the mailbox items before saving them. The software provides multiple saving options, like PST, MSG, RTF, EML, PDF, HTML, and Office 365 (available in Technician version) to save the data.
Stellar Repair for Outlook software is compatible with MS Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2007 and older versions.
To know about the complete steps of repairing the PST file, see the below video:
If you’ve encountered the Outlook not syncing error in your Windows 10, follow the solutions mentioned in this post. You can apply the solutions, like repairing Outlook, removing faulty add-ins, and updating email sync frequency. If your PST file is corrupt, you can use Scanpst.exe to repair minor corruption issues in the file. If the file is severely corrupted, you can use the Stellar Repair for Outlook software. The software can even repair encrypted PST file and also recover deleted mailbox items.
Question: How can I restore my deleted Outlook emails?
Answer: If you have intentionally or accidentally deleted your emails, you can easily recover them. You may seek help of the troubleshooting steps explained in detail.
Question: Why my Outlook is slow in receiving emails?
Answer: There may be a chance that your PST is corrupted or becomes large. Thus, it’s not updating your emails. In such a case, you should repair PST file and resolve the problem.
Ravi Singh is a Senior Writer at Stellar®. He is an expert Tech Explainer, IoT enthusiast, and a passionate nerd with over 6 years of experience in technical writing. He writes about Data Recovery, File Repair, Email Migration, Linux, Windows, Mac, and DIY Tech. Ravi spends most of his weekends working with IoT devices and playing games on the Xbox. He is also a solo traveler who loves hiking and exploring new trails.
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