Microsoft Outlook offers many advantages over other email services but, you can come across certain technical errors as well. One of the most common issues faced by users is the Outlook error 0x80040600. When you get this error code, it means the Personal Storage Table(PST ) database is corrupted somehow in your MS Outlook version. This PST is very crucial for storing Outlook components like contacts, emails, calendars, entries and more. So, if these PST files are corrupted due to software malfunctions, virus or malware attacks, it can disrupt the entire Outlook services. Hence, when you face error 0x80040600, it specifically means that Outlook is having some technical problem while reading, sending, receiving or even deleting emails. In this article, you can learn the underlying causes that lead to this error. Also, it covers a few technical steps that can remove error code 0x80040600 in Outlook.
It doesn’t matter if the version in your PC is 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013, you can still get this Outlook error 0x80040600. So, before going through the troubleshooting methods to fix this problem, let’s check out a few causes of 0x80040600 error code in MS Outlook.
The methods discussed below are applicable to resolve Error 0x80040600 in Microsoft Outlook. So, if you are receiving these following types of error messages, then only apply these fixes to resolve them.
Now check out the following steps that can fix Outlook 2013 error 0x80040600 and also on versions 2003, 2007, 2010.
In order to remove 0x80040600 Outlook error, open the Control Panel and go to ‘Folder Options’. Then click ‘View’ and enable the option of ‘Show hidden files, folders, and drivers’. After this, click on ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ buttons. It will then allow viewing the Outlook PST files that are corrupted and may be present in the hidden section.
Once you locate the PST files for Outlook in your PC, identify the corrupted data by searching in the appropriate directory. For users who have Windows versions other than Windows XP/8,8.1, 10, find the PST file using the path C:\Documents and Settings\%Username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst. If you are using a Windows 7/XP version, get access to PST files using link C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst. So, after getting the paths to access Outlook PST files, you can utilize the Microsoft Office Outlook Inbox Repair Tool.
If you are not familiar with a third-party Outlook PST Repair tool, you can utilize the Inbox Repair Tool by running SCANPST.EXE program. To apply this method, follow these steps.
Apply this step only if the previous step fails to repair Outlook PST files even after running SCANPST.EXE. So, you will need to create a new MS Outlook file with the *.pst extension in the filename. So, when you click ‘OK’, the Outlook saves this as ANSI PST file. You can then convert this file’s format from ANSI to Unicode. After creating this new PST file, set it as your default Outlook file. Hence, you can make this new PST files that will be free from error code 0x80040600. Also, you can import the data from previous Outlook PST to the new one, which is not corrupted yet.