MS Outlook is one of the most in-demand email client used globally. However, there are times when using it becomes difficult as it prompts up with error messages. There are also situations when the PST file that you try to open in Outlook render errors and restricts you from accessing the mailbox data. Generally, you use the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) to fix Outlook issues and address the errors. Unfortunately, sometimes Scanpst.exe fails to fix outlook issues and gives errors, therefore doubling your problem of inaccessibility of Outlook PST file and the stored data because of damaged PST. In all such situations, Stellar Repair for Outlook can be of great help to you

List of all Outlook PST errors

Here is the list of all Outlook PST errors encountered while accessing PST file:

  • Messaging interface has caused an unknown error
  • xxxx.pst cannot be accessed - 0x80040116.
  • An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040119
  • An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040600
  • Microsoft Outlook has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • The file xxxx.pst is not a personal folders file.
  • The file xxxx.pst could not be found.
  • File xxxx.pst could not be accessed. Data error: Cyclic redundancy check
  • Unable to display the folder. The file xxxx.pst could not be accessed. Access denied.
  • Errors have been detected in the file xxxx.pst. Quit Outlook and all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file. For more information about the Inbox repair tool, see Help.
  • Can't move the items. The item could not be moved. It was either already moved or deleted, or access was denied.
  • Can’t move the items. Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid.
  • Can’t move the items. Could not Move the item. The original was either moved or deleted, or access was denied.
  • Cannot expand the folder. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file xxxx.pst cannot be opened.

To fix these errors, Microsoft suggests Outlook users an inbuilt Outlook PST file repair utility, Inbox Repair Tool that is available free-of-cost. However, this tool is not effective in fixing all PST file errors and prompts up with several error messages due to failure.

List of Outlook’s Inbox Repair Tool errors

The several errors given by scanpst.exe are as follows:

  • The Inbox Repair Tool does not recognize the file xxxx.pst...
  • Scanpst reports "Fatal Error 80040818" when trying to repair the PST file.
  • Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) hangs endlessly and does not perform the repair.
  • The PST file fixed by Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst) is empty or does not contain the required items.
  • An error has occurred which caused the scan to be stopped. No changes have been made to the scanned file.
  • Scanpst reports "An unknown error prevented access to the file. Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable".
  • An unexpected error prevented access to this file. Use ScanDisk to check the disk for errors, and then try using the Inbox Repair tool again.

When using MS Outlook, you may encounter several other issues which can be easily fixed with Stellar Repair for Outlook software. The usual issues are:

  • Outlook emails and other items are deleted by mistake.
  • Oversized PST file problem (the PST file size reaches or exceeds the 2GB limit).

To overcome the errors of both Outlook and its Inbox Repair Tool, use PST Repair Tool from Stellar. It is an advanced software to repair damaged Outlook PST file. The software fixes all Outlook errors related to corrupted PST files, and also the errors rendered by inbuilt PST file repair tool. It recovers all mailbox data: emails, attachments, contacts, calendars, tasks, journals, etc. Also, this tool restores corrupt PST file data in the original format without data loss or altering the data, thus, making it more reliable. With an easy-to-understand GUI, matching that of Outlook, PST file repair process with this software is quite a simple, quick and effective.