Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Resolving The "Outlook.Pst Could Not Be Accessed" Error

You may have encountered problems and errors in accessing your mailbox and the contents while using the Microsoft Outlook program. Like all other programs, the Outlook program is also prone to errors. The program may not behave as expected. It may shut down unexpectedly, may freeze while sending a mail or the performance may become slow. This may occur due to some issues with the .PST file. The limit of the .PST file is 2 GB and if the file size goes beyond this limit, there are chances that the file is corrupted. If this is the case, you will have to run a PST repair with the help of the Inbox Repair Tool.
Let us see a scenario where the Outlook program behaves oddly. Consider that you are trying to open the Outlook program to check certain data from an email message before attending a meeting with one of your clients. The program may open and display the error message “cannot start Outlook' or "Unable to display the folder, Outlook.pst could not be accessed, access denied." This error is one of the common errors in the Outlook program. This might happen if the .PST file has become corrupted or damaged due to some reasons. This error can be resolved by following the below simple steps.

Instructions To Solve Cannot Start Outlook Error
  • Close the Outlook program if it is running.
  • Go to C\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12 and double click on the Scanpst.exe file.
  • Type the name of the .PST file that you need to repair. You may also browse and locate the file.
  • After entering the name, click on Start. The Inbox Repair Tool will run and will give you the report once completed. 
  • After running the tool, you need to recover the repaired items. Make a new .PST file to move the recovered items.
  • After performing the above steps, start the Outlook program using the profile that contains the .PST file that you have repaired.
  • In the menu, you can find options labeled View or Go. Click on the Folder List to see two folders namely Lost and Found and Recovered Personal Folders.
  • From the Lost and Found folder, drag the recovered items to the new Personal Folder.
  • After you have performed the steps, you may remove the Recovered Personal Folders from your profile, which contains the Lost and Found folder also.
You may seek further assistance from the Microsoft support team if you are not able to troubleshoot the issue by yourself.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Migrate Microsoft Outlook Settings To A New PC

Are you planning to change your old computer? You might be having many important files on your old computer that need to be transferred to your new one. Transferring the files, programs, settings and archives to a different computer could prove to be an arduous task if you don’t follow certain required steps. This is especially true if you are trying to transfer the email settings and old messages.

Many people around the world use Microsoft Outlook to send and receive emails. Microsoft Outlook has many settings and features that help users to manage their emails efficiently. Microsoft also makes it easy to transfer your email messages and Outlook settings to a different computer with its built-in Import-Export function. Read on to know how to use this Outlook feature.

  •      Launch Outlook on your old computer. Wait for it to download all your incoming emails. Then turn off the check mail or close your Internet connection. The Check mail setup option is in the Tools, Options, Mail Setup. Now open Outlook Express and disable checking for mail in this program also.
  •       Now launch Outlook on your new computer. Wait for the email to be checked and then disable checking email as you did in the last step.
  •       Migrate each account from your Outlook on the old computer to Outlook Express on the old computer. All your email accounts will then be in Outlook Express on the old computer. Migrate the personal folder files, rules and safe/blocked sender list for each account. After you have migrated the account out of Outlook, import them into Outlook Express. This is still on the old computer. You can migrate only one account at a time.
  •       Go to Tools, then Options, and select Mail in Outlook Express. Select the email account that you want to shift to the new computer. You will have to repeat this process for each email account because there is a limitation of one account at a time in Outlook Express.
  •       Click the Export button and save the files to a folder. There will need to be a separate folder for each email account. Copy each of these folders to the new computer.
  •       Follow the procedure in the reverse order to import these accounts into the new computer. Open Outlook Express and import each of the accounts in turn until they have all been brought into Outlook Express. Next, open Outlook and select File, Import, Import Internet Mail Account Settings. Select Outlook Express as the client to import. Click Next and then select the account to Import. Check all the account information during the import process and supply the email password when prompted.
  •       Repeat this process for each account. When you completed importing the Outlook accounts, close all programs and resume your Internet connection. Test each account to ensure that they are working. You can now delete them from the old computer.
Now that you have successfully imported your Outlook accounts and Outlook settings to your new computer, you can now go ahead and start using the service as if it were in your old computer.

How To Setup A Password In Outlook 2007

Microsoft Outlook 2007 is the email client that is the email communication package of Microsoft Office 2007. The Outlook 2007 also includes a contact’s manager, a calendar and a task list. These are the additional features of the Outlook program that makes it the most preferred email client all over the world. You may use these additional features to effectively manage your day. Another feature of Outlook is that it can be locked with a password, so that no one can access your mails.
An unauthorized user who does not know your Outlook password will not be able to access your files. The steps to set the Outlook password are explained below. You can get more details in the Outlook tech support module in the official web site of Microsoft.

Steps To Set Up the Outlook Password

  • Open Outlook 2007 and click on the File tab that is located in the menu bar. From there, select Data File Management . Select those personal folder files (.pst) where you have to apply the password and lock them. Click on the Settings button. After that, click on the Change Password button. You will be taken to the Change Password dialog box.
  • If you already have a password, enter it. Type the new password in the New Password box. In the Verify Password box, type the password again to confirm it and click on the OK button. Please take care not to check the Save this password in your password list option. This will enable the access to your Outlook password.
  • After completing the above steps, close Outlook.
  • Open the Outlook program again and try to access the personal folder files by clicking on the file in the Navigation Pane. If everything is okay, you will be asked to enter the password. If you enter the password correctly, you will get access to the personal folder files; otherwise, the personal file folder will not open.

Do take care to record the password in a secure place where no one else has access. You can refer to it if you forget the password. These are the simple and easy to follow steps to setup the password to lock the personal folder files in Outlook 2007. If you have any difficulty in following any of the above steps, you may contact our Outlook tech support team for further assistance.