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How to fix ‘Outlook has stopped working’ Error in Outlook 2010/2013

In the corporate world (from small to large organizations), Microsoft Outlook is widely used and well known as the most preferred &professional email platform.At times, due to its extensive usage or any other technical issue, you may come across very common Outlook errors (Outlook hangs, freezes, or stops working) when you try to open a file or while sending an email.

How to synchronize Outlook 2010 with Yahoo mail

Before talking about how to synchronize Outlook with Yahoo mail, it’s necessary to talk what is the need to create a connection between these two great email platforms. Let us assume you spend your daily job on Outlook, and at the same time you need to access your Yahoo Mail account too as it is also important to you.So checking emails on both of the platforms do not make any sense, even it is time consuming too.

How to fix “Database Daemon Fatal Error” in Entourage Database

There is lot of situations when you come across some critical error related to your software,but using few software applications you can organize your important data effectively which improve ultimately results in the enhancement of productivity. Similarly, if there is any issue in Microsoft Office then you can use Microsoft Office for Mac to accomplish your basic office work.

Fix "Cannot start MS Outlook. Unable to open Outlook window" Error

It may be a worst experience for any Outlook user if they’re facing this error, and without doubt, it is one of the most irritating Outlook errors which usually occur whenever you try to open Microsoft Outlook by clicking on Outlook’s icon. And an annoying error box appears with following message 'Cannot start MS Outlook. Unable to open Outlook window'.

How to sync Hotmail with Microsoft Outlook

What is the most significant feature of Microsoft Outlook which makes it one of the best email clients? Of-course, its functionality, performance, smooth usability, and very easier configuration on every type of devices (from PCs to smartphones) makes it best online/offline email client which lets every type of user to create email account. 

How to Repair Outlook Data Files

Hello Readers, my following read is keen to regular Outlook users. Although Microsoft Outlook is the most chosen emailing application cum personal manager in most of the business environments yet it is not an error free application alike any other software available in market. Many people face issues with Outlook and the most ordinary issue faced by most of the users is Outlook data inaccessibility. 

There are numerous known unknown aspects those make Outlook data inaccessible for connected Outlook users.  In most of the cases Outlook data become unreachable because of corruption in data files.  Outlook supports two data file one and the most common is PST that stands for Personal storage tables and another file format is OST that stands for Offline storage tables. 

Note - The only difference between OST and PST is “Outlook creates OST file when it works in collaboration of MS Exchange Server”. 

How to repair Outlook PST files -
As discussed Outlook files are prone to get corrupted due to many reasons, in this blog we are going to learn how to repair such files.  Let’s start with the repairing process of Outlook PST file. We have one default utility provided by Microsoft to repair Outlook PST files. That utility is known with the name Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool.  If your Outlook is showing error like displayed below you need to use this tool ASAP.

How to Use Inbox Repair Tool – First to start with Inbox repair tool you need to find the Scanpst.exe in your system. Below I am sharing the locations of Scanpst.exe in dissimilar versions of Windows OS.

M S Outlook 2013
32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
64-bit Outlook C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
Click-to-Run C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15

M S Outlook 2010
32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
64-bit Outlook C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14

M S Outlook 2007
32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

M S Outlook 2003
32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\<locale ID>
64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\<locale ID>
Outlook 2002/XP
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\scanpst.exe

M S Outlook 2000
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\NT\scanpst.exe

Outlook 97 / Outlook 98
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Messaging\scanpst.exe

Once you find out the exe file, Double click and run the exe. A pop will open like this - 

  •  Here you need to browse the corrupted Outlook PST file available in your machine. Once you select the right file click on “Start”.
  • Scanning process will start. This process will take time which would be totally depended on file size of PST.
  • Generally it takes around 40 minutes with 4 GB heavy file. Once the process will finish it will show you the scanning analysis report in that you can check details about the scanned PST file. 

3.       After checking details you can click on “Repair” and it will start repairing process.

Here I would like to mention before you click to “Repair” take the backup of your PST file; for backing up the PST file you just need to Mark “”on the option “Make backup  of scanned file before repairing.
If repair process goes successful you will see the pop up like below.  

How to repair Outlook OST files -
As discussed about Outlook creates OST file when it works in collaboration of Microsoft Exchange Server, right Synchronization of OST file is really important. If in any case synchronization of OST file with Exchange server gets interrupted then that OST file experiences corruption problems and it becomes inaccessible.

OST file corruption leads to many error messages, few of them are shown below:
  • Error code 0x8004103b
  • Error-message/c5e20916-9359-43fc-9bd9
  • Service-specific error 0 (0×0)
  • Internal error of OST file (error code=0000000E)
  •  Error 8004011D-526-80040115-0
  • OST Internal error (error code=00000003)
Above mentioned errors are the common one and among all above mentioned error “Internal error of OST file (error code=0000000E)” is the most common one. The only reason of the error is improper OST synchronization. Improper OST synchronization disturbs the OST integrity and consistency as a result OST file becomes unreachable.

Alike Inbox Repair Tool for PST repair Microsoft offer default utility for OST repair as well called  “Scanost.exe or OST Integrity Check Tool”; this tool is a free tool offered by Microsoft for Outlook users to deal with OST synchronization issues and inaccessibility.  One of the major limitations of the tool is this tool is not available in Outlook 2010 or later versions. 

Below is the default location to find Scanost.exe – 

Drive:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook (for Windows 7 and Windows Vista)
Drive:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook (for Windows XP)

Once you open the ScanOST.exe, rest steps are same as Inbox repair tool.  

Few limitations of OST Integrity Check Tool are –
  •  Scanost.exe can only repair minor errors of OST file.
  •  This utility will not work if your Exchange Server is down or disconnected
  • Other than the OST synchronization errors, OST Integrity Check utility cannot solve other OST file errors and problems.
  • This utility is not available in Outlook 2010 or later versions.
    Note - In case if the OST repair process fails then better you try any third party OST repair software. Inbox repair tool and OST Integrity Check utility both are beneficial but only in case of minor corruption cases.

Hope it helps!!

Solve OST/PST file size issue in older versions of Outlook

The Outlook, most widely used email application by Microsoft is trending in business environment from last couple of years. It is in trend, all because of continued improvements. With the every new version Outlook improved a lot; same goes with the version 2013 which is the latest version of Outlook. This new Outlook version is unbelievably awesome and has many improved old features as well as new features. Below are the few features of Outlook 2013 –

How to Add or Modify Signature in Outlook OWA?

Hello readers, today we are here with some cool Outlook OWA Tips. Outlook OWA (Outlook Web Access) is highly in trends because of great user experience. On this blog we are going to show “Steps to add or modify signature in Outlook OWA” which can further beneficial for the OWA users to make their mails more interactive.

We all know that emails are the main source of communication in any organization. At work place one has to send numerous emails for business purpose, so it is really important to enable default email signature to make email conversation more interactive.

This article is also for the users who are already using default email signature in OWA but don’t know how to edit that.

Guidelines to Migrate Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox to Exchange Version 2013

It is quite understandable that due to increase in mailbox content and enhanced business venture technology up-gradation is mandatory process. Hence same is the case in MS Exchange Server which needs to be updated in-order to enjoy more advance and business friendly features. Microsoft Exchange Server generally connects all the mailboxes in an organization with a specific domain. Hence with the due course of time due to data congestion in mailboxes the MS Exchange server becomes sluggish and unstable after getting over with prescribed storage limit. Therefore it can be observed that with the launch of every latest version Microsoft Exchange is expanding the storage capacity of the mailboxes. Mounting mailboxes of former Exchange server on to the latest version not only benefits in storage prospective but also in security aspect.

How to Make Outlook Work Better and Faster

Outlook is the first choice for any business environment because of its simplicity, flexibility and security. And the three above mentioned features make Outlook a choice of millions of users.  People prefer to work on Outlook not only in office for business use but also at their home.  Though Outlook is highly in use; but unlike every other software application one can face issues with this application as well. The most prompted issue with Outlook is “Its Slow Performance”. At times due to heavy use and improper optimization it starts to load slowly and work slowly.  

Major Lotus Notes Errors and the Appropriate Solutions

IBM Lotus Notes was introduced in 1989 by Lotus Domino Corps, but in 1995 it was acquired by IBM and became famous as Lotus development division of IBM. Throughout the journey Lotus Notes is greatly improved and emerged as an adroit email client application. Technically it proved itself competent and reliable and now most of the advance users prefer it over rest of the emailing application. Until version 4.5 both client and server application was referred as Lotus Notes but later the server application was termed as Domino server and client as a Lotus notes. It can be used for various purposes like information sharing via emails, calendaring, PIM.

Scenarios That Leads To EDB To PST Conversion.

Microsoft Exchange server is a server side application that works in collaboration with MS Outlook. The MS Outlook is an email client application which manages the emails, tasks, calendars and many other business oriented tasks of the user. The Exchange server stores data in EDB format and Outlook in OST and PST format. When Exchange is online then OST files are created on the Outlook at the client machine. The OST files are known as offline storage table, which are exact replica of Exchange EDB files. The Outlook holds a very unique and efficient feature that allows user to work in an offline mode. The offline mode is a mode when Exchange server is not active, in that case also user can continue his work using OST files.

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