Repair Outlook 2010 Data File which cannot be Accessed


“Microsoft Outlook 2010 was working fine on my Windows 8 running PC and then I moved the .pst file to another computer with Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 and configured another account.    Everything seemed to be working fine - the Accounts settings were good and I tested Send / receive but when I pressed F9 button for the actual Send / receive, I got the error message stating "Outlook Data file cannot be accessed." What could be the problem for this issue? Any ideas how to get it fixed?”

Error “Outlook Data file cannot be accessed” in Microsoft Office Outlook 2010:

From all Microsoft Office Outlook file corruption causes, Outlook error "0x8004010f " or “Outlook Data file can't be accessed” is one of the most frequently seen Outlook 2010 error, which is generally seen with PST file corruption due to synchronization errors in .pst file. This error code is generated in situations where the user is trying to sync or perform Send / receive operations or trying to download files where Outlook 2010 profile is wrongly configured.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 users also complaint about such errors quite often regarding this error message. Hence in this article, find some common symptoms that result in such errors, most common causes PST file corruption and a reliable method to fix the error in MS Outlook 2010.

Some common symptoms that result in such errors:

When a user tries to access his account from Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 application, he may get this error message, “Outlook Data file can't be accessed” due to many reasons. After encountering the above error, user receives the message in a pop up window in Microsoft Office Outlook when the person tries to send or receive an email. If this error arises, Outlook 2010 terminates the ongoing process of synchronization and the client will not be able to connect to his server mailbox.

Exact cause of the error “Outlook Data file cannot be accessed”:

There are a number of reasons which could be held responsible for the occurrence of this error in MS Outlook 2010:

  • Outlook PST file is being configured improperly
  • Outlook objects have either gone missing or have incorrect address path
  • The Outlook 2010 data file is being corrupted due to any known or unknown reasons
  • There is an error with the PST header file
  • The Outlook 2010 OST file has become corrupt or damaged

Manual way to resolve this error in Outlook 2010:

In order to resolve this issue manually, you first need to find the exact location of your default Outlook 2010 data file and after that you have to create a new Outlook account and then re-configure that new Outlook 2010 profile as your default account. Otherwise, you can also try built-in inbox repair tool ScanPST.exe. If you are wondering where to find Scanpst.exe on your Windows computer just click on the link provided. This procedure, however, is not guaranteed to fix this issue if the Outlook 2010 PST file is corrupt.

In such situations, you will have to perform PST file repair with the help of a reliable Outlook repair tool called Remo Repair PST. The steps to follow have been discussed below with respective screen shots in detail to repair corrupt Outlook 2010 PST file within few simple steps.

Resolving “Outlook Data file could not be accessed” in Outlook 2010 using Remo Repair PST:

Remo Repair PST is one of the best and highly professional Outlook PST repair tools using which corrupt Outlook data files could be fixed. The software is compatible to work with all late versions of Microsoft Office Outlook that includes Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, and the like. Follow the below mentioned instruction in order to download Remo Repair PST software and to fix “Outlook Data file cannot be accessed” issue with ease.


Steps to resolve Outlook Data file cannot be accessed error in Outlook 2010 using Remo Repair PST:

Step 1: : Install and run Remo Repair PST on your Windows computer and browse the Outlook 2010 file and select "Next".

Repair Outlook Data File cannot be Accessed 2010 - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select preferred repair / recovery option to proceed with the Outlook 2010 file repair process.

Repair Outlook Data File cannot be Accessed - Select Action

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the repaired PST file and click on “Next” to begin scanning process.

Fix Outlook Data File cannot be Accessed - Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Once scanning process is finished, you can view the PST files along with other contents.

Outlook Data File cannot be Accessed 2010 Repair - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window