Fix Outlook PST error 0x80040116

Outlook PST error 0x80040116

Are you getting a common Outlook PST error 0x80040116 during sending and receiving e-mails? It restricts to communicate the stored PST data with the server and doesn’t allow the user to avail all features of MS Outlook. We are going to discuss on this issue to resolve it. For more help, the user can talk to our executive on Outlook Customer Service number +1877-424-6647.
This error message can be seen on screen as:                    

Outlook PST error 0x80040116

Why occur Outlook PST error 0x80040116?

This error occurs due to following reasons:
·        Corruption of header file.
·        Improper closing of MS Outlook.
·        Bulky Outlook mailbox.
·        Damage and corruption of PST files due to which lost data can't be recovered.
·        Virus and malware detection

How to fix the Outlook PST error 0x80040116?

There are some of the following relevant methods to fix this error as:

Method 1: Create new Outlook PST file

  • ·        Open “Control Panel”, then click on icon “Mail”.

create new  outlook PST file
  • ·        Select option “Show Profiles” in Mail setup Wizard
create new  outlook PST file
  •  ·        Select “Properties”, then click on “Data files”.
create new  outlook PST file
  • ·        Open Wizard setting and select “set as default”.
create new  outlook PST file
  • ·        Under “email” tab, click on “New”.
create new  outlook PST file

  •        In New account Wizard, enable an option “Email Account” and fill all necessarily required credentials.

create new  outlook PST file

Now profile has been created.
·        Enable the option “Always use this profile”.

Method 2: An inbuilt PST repair utility “scanpst.exe” has been given by Microsoft to corrupt PST file.

 It works well but it may fail due to various limitations for the free tool as follows:
  • ·        It is not able to repair directory structure and headers of PST file.
  • ·        File size limit is 2GB for older Outlook version.
  •      The runtime error occurs during PST file repair.
  • ·        Failed to repair deleted or lost folder.

It is also important to note that failure of Inbox tool will cause data loss.
To avoid this, the user has to opt for Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair.

Hope that this article will be worthy and helpful to fix this issue. For further help, the user can contact to our executive on Outlook Helpline number +1877-424-6647. 


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