Resolving Outlook 2007 Error: ‘Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook…

A Microsoft Outlook PST can lose e-mails merely by file compression. Further, PST is itself limited to its size value and returns file corruption if the file size is crossed. Also, e-mail scanning by an antivirus software can cause the PST to become inaccessible and unreadable. Such events, in the absence of backup, necessitate you to Repair PST File.Most of the Outlook problems are noticed at the time when you start the application. For example, when you try to launch Microsoft Outlook 2007, you may encounter the below error message:

“Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window.”

After the error message is received, you can neither start MS Outlook 2007 nor open the default profile. The error persists even if you reinstall the application.


Possible reasons for the above error to occur are:

· Outlook navigation pane is problematic

· Outlook profile is damaged

· Outlook PST is corrupted


You can fix the depicted issue:

· Reset the navigation pane. To do so, open the ‘Start’ menu, and click ‘Run’. Next, type ‘Outlook.exe /resetnavpane’. Restart Outlook and see if the problem goes away. If not, try the next step.

· Delete the corrupted Outlook profile and create a new one with all the previous accounts and settings. Next, attach the old Outlook data file (PST) to this newly created profile.

· In case, MS Outlook 2007 still cannot be opened and the error pops up again, the PST might be damaged. You need to repair the corrupted PST by running Outlook Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe). The file is located at the following location for Outlook 2007:

:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

In case, the tool fails to repair the corrupted PST, you need a third-party Outlook Repair 2007 utility. Built with advanced and safe techniques to scan the corrupted PST, these utilities Repair PST File in any instance of corruption.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a reliable utility designed to repair corrupted PST of MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. This Outlook Repair 2007 tool can restore all e-mails, notes, calendars, contacts, etc. into another PST, keeping the original PST intact. The tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.

Cannot Move PST Items Post Upgrading to Outlook 2007

Microsoft Outlook 2007 offers a range of advanced features. It is hardly a surprise that a Microsoft Outlook user would look forward to upgrade his system. However, since upgrade is not completely safe, as it leads to data loss, it is usually recommended to backup the data file, i.e., PST file before upgrading. Failing to do so can result in serious data loss problems as an uninterrupted or incompatible upgrade can corrupt the PST. However, to deal with such situations of PST corruption, Outlook’s Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) can do a great job by fixing most of the corruption issues, but this tool can also fail. And, you may have to use a PST Repair Tool.Upgrading to Outlook 2007 can harm the integrity of PST file. To support this, here is an example. One of the Outlook users running MS Outlook 2003 upgrades to MS Outlook 2007. But after this, he/she noticed that each time when he/she tried to move any item from the existing PST to another one, the operation could not be succeeded. On attempting to move the messages or any other PST item, the following error pops up:

“Cannot move the items. You don’t have appropriate permissions to perform this operation.”


The above error can result because of:

· Incorrect or insufficient permissions

· Outlook profile is damaged

· Outlook PST is corrupted


According to the issue in place, you can try the below solutions:

· Locate your *.pst file, right-click it, and check for appropriate file permissions

· Recreate the Outlook profile and attach the original PST. If the problem persists, it confirms the damage of PST in most of the cases

· Run Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) to repair the corrupted PST. In case, the PST remains corrupted, you need a third-party PST Recovery solution.

A PST Repair Tool can scan and fix corrupted PST file without any risks. These software are highly interactive, easy to install, and non-destructive in handling a file, and repair corrupted PST. Moreover, you can use these tools in any case of PST file corruption.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a high-end utility designed to repair a corrupted PST and restore its data to a new, workable PST. A simple PST Repair tool supports MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. The software has a 3-pane view and can restore all e-mails, notes, contacts, calendars etc.

How to Solve PST Issues when Adding Contacts using Mail Merge Feature?

Microsoft Outlook has powerful contact management features, using which you can store and organize important contact information of people in contact. All the contacts are stored in ‘contact folder’ and are used as input data for the mail merge feature. This also enables inserting users’ details in Word documents. At times, an Outlook user might experience issues when performing this task. In other words, users fail to add contacts to a mail merge document. Common reasons for this are corruption in Outlook profile and/or PST file. In case of PST damage, user needs to repair corrupted PST using an efficient PST Repair Tool.Consider, a user tries to insert contacts from Outlook PST file (the file created by Outlook to store all e-mails, notes, contacts, calendars, and other items) using the mail merge feature in one of his Microsoft Word documents. After this, the Data Link Properties dialog box displays and user fails in his attempt to add the contacts.


Possible causes for the above event are:

· Microsoft Outlook uses Microsoft Data Access Components to access its data store, i.e. PST. Your computer is affected due to issues rooting from these components.

· Outlook profile is damaged.

· Outlook PST is corrupted. An Outlook PST can get corrupt due to network sharing, unexpected shutdown, and similar reasons.


To troubleshoot, you need to:

· Install Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to solve the associated components’ issue

· Delete corrupted user profile and create a new one. Attach the old PST to this profile.

· If the problem continues, repair the corrupted PST using Outlook Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe)

In case, Scanpst fails to repair the corrupted file, you need to restore the file from last backup or use a third-party Outlook PST Repair solution. These software are effective PST Repair Tool that can use powerful, yet safe, scanning algorithms to repair corrupted Outlook data file, PST.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is an advanced PST Recovery utility that repairs corrupted or damaged PST files for Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. It restores all PST objects like, e-mails, notes etc. in a new PST file. This Outlook PST Repair solution is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP and 2000.

Resolving ‘File access is denied’ Error when Importing Outlook PST

Microsoft Outlook makes data import easy through Import and Export wizard. You can import any PST for use in Outlook, but the operation requires that the structure of file to be intact. One of the common mistakes that an Outlook user does when backing up a PST to export it later is to keep open Outlook. Such events, if occur, usually result in PST corruption and require a PST Repair solution. However, you should first consider to restore from backup.

The further scenario illustrates such a situation when you cannot import an Outlook PST. Consider you need to wipe or reformat your entire hard drive. So as the preventive measure, you backup your Outlook PST on a CD or DVD Jeu gonflable. Next, you try to restore the PST and use the Outlook Import and Export wizard to import it in Outlook. But, you cannot do so and receive an error that reads as:

Microsoft Outlook:

File access is denied. You do not have permission required to access the file drive_letter:\path_name

Where, drive_latter and \path respectively denote the root drive letter and full path to the PST.


Outlook may fail to access the PST in following situations:

· PST has read-only attribute

· You are trying to import an Outlook PST. As described earlier, this is a possibility when you keep the Outlook open when backing up the PST on a CD or DVD.


To isolate the described issue, you require solutions such as:

· Copy the PST to the hard drive. Right-click the file and select its Properties to make sure that the read-only option is unchecked.

· Run Outlook Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) to repair the corrupted PST. For this, you need to first copy the PST to hard drive. Also, make sure that the view of hidden files and folders is enabled as otherwise, the file won’t be located.

An Outlook PST Repair tool becomes handy when you cannot repair the corrupted PST with Scanpst tool. The third-party PST Repairapplications are easy to use products that scan and repair corrupted PST using powerful algorithms. The software are usable in each instance of PST corruption.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is an advanced utility that repairs corrupted PST and restores it as a new Outlook-importable PST. The Outlook PST Recovery tool supports MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. The software has an interactive display that resembles that of Outlook.

Resolving ‘The action cannot be completed’ Error Starting MS Outlook

A corrupted PST is the prime reason that can prevent Outlook from starting. This problem can be simply resolved by recreating the PST. But if the file contains some important data, you need to restore it from a previous backup or repair the corrupted file using Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe). The Outlook repair tool works in limited number of cases. So, in situations when the tool fails, you can use a PST Repair product.

For instance, you may receive the below error message when trying to start Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007:

The action cannot be completed.”

The application does not start after you encounter this error message.


Microsoft Outlook can fail to start due to few possible reasons mentioned underneath:

  • No Internet or LAN (Local Area Network) connection is available

  • An antivirus software is actively locking the Outlook

  • The Outlook.exe (Outlook executable file) or PST is set to read-only

  • Some third-party add-ins are preventing Outlook from starting

  • Few Outlook program files are corrupt- Occurs usually after an upgrade

  • Outlook profile is damaged

  • The PST attached to the profile is corrupt


Based on the root cause of the issue, you can try these steps to solve it:

  • You should test your connection and take the appropriate steps

  • You can try to deactivate the antivirus software

  • Locate the Outlook.exe and PST files and check their properties to clear the read-only check box

  • For solving add-ins issue, you should start Outlook in safe mode and disable the problematic add-in(s)

  • You can remove or rename the affected Outlook program files, which include Extend.dat, Frmcache.dat, Views.dat, and Outcmd.dat

  • You should recreate the Outlook profile if it is damaged. Try to duplicate the above behavior by attaching a new and the old PST, one at a time, to check if corrupted PST is not the issue

  • To repair the corrupted PST, run Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe). If this fails, use a PST Repair Tool to repair the corrupted file. A PST Repair utility can safely extract the inaccessible file components from a corrupted PST and restore them at a safe location.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is an effective solution that repairs a corrupted PST and restore it as a new PST to a user-specified location. The safe PST Recovery Tool supports MS Outlook 2007,

“Data file did not close properly” Error after upgrading to Outlook 2007

Microsoft Outlook 2007 is available as a component of MS Office 2007 and can also be installed individually. Users generally upgrade their earlier running MS Outlook to MS Outlook 2007 for better performance, reliability and benefit the newly added and improved features. But upgrading to MS Outlook 2007 may not always be safe. You may observe several post-upgrade issues, one of the most common being PST corruption. PST is the Outlook data file, which it uses to store all objects, such as, e-mails, notes, calendar, contacts etc. So, if the file goes damaged, you need to implement PST Recovery measures, such as, restoring from backup or using Inbox Repair Tool.Suppose you run MS Outlook 2002 and upgrade it to MS Outlook 2007. After this, when you open Outlook, you receive an error as below:

“A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in progress.”

Further, when the file checking completes, you get another message as below:

“Data file check complete.”

The error is received each time when you try to start Outlook 2007.


Outlook data file, PST, is affected from corruption issues that it cannot repair at startup. So, you need to fix them manually.


To repair the corrupted PST in Outlook 2007, you need to implement these steps:

  • Click Tools | Options | Mail Setup | Data Files
  • All Outlook data files are listed in Account settings window
  • Note the complete path of your data file and close all the windows
  • Close Outlook
  • Browse through Windows Explorer to find ‘Scanpst.exe’ file
  • Double-click the file to open Inbox Repair Tool
  • Click ‘Browse’ to navigate the Outlook data file
  • Click ‘Repair’ and make sure ‘Make backup of scanned file before repairing’ option is checked.

You will be able to open your Outlook file successfully with no errors if Inbox Repair Tool repairs the file. If it cannot, you should opt for a Microsoft Outlook Recovery solution. A PST repair tool repairs corrupted PST using high-end scanning algorithms and restores it at a safe location.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a professional inbox repair tool that repairs corrupted PST and restores it at a user-defined or default root location. The advanced PST Recovery utility scans the file and generates a new repaired PST. The software supports MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000.

PST Corrupted on NAS Accessed by Windows 7 Client

NAS (Network Attached Storage) provides file-level data storage to different clients connected to the network. But storing an Outlook PST on a NAS storage can eventually result into file corruption. To repair a corrupted PST, Inbox Repair Tool is the solution. However, if this fails, you need to use a third-party Outlook PST Repair utility.To illustrate such problems, consider a situation when you store your Outlook PST (Personal Storage Folder) on a NAS that is accessed by different computers. You use Windows 7 on the client workstation. You observe that Outlook PST gets corrupt for no apparent reason. When you attempt to access the PST, it reports an error suggesting that the file is damaged. The PST(s) stored on Windows 7 client workstation are unaffected.


The PST stored on the NAS is damaged. PST is not designed to be stored on any LAN/WAN link and can often get damaged when stored on any server that is accessed by various users.

Except for IMO accounts, the PST is the local copy of your messages and should not be stored as an enterprise environment solution. The reason is that PST is a file-access-driven method, whereas the LAN/WAN links use network-access-driven methods. If the file is remotely stored, such as on NAS, the application utilizes file commands to read/write data to the file however, the operating system (Windows 7 in this case) sends these commands over the network. This results into a great overhead issues and the file may get corrupt in case the connection fails or slows down.


Use Inbox Repair Tool: You can repair a corrupted PST using Outlook built-in utility called Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe). It is a hidden file and can be located if the view for hidden files and folders is enabled. You are suggested to backup your damaged PST before running the tool as it may cause irrecoverable damages to the file structure. In Windows 7, the tool is typically located at the following folder:

disk drive:\users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Where, disk drive is your primary drive.

Use third-party tools: The third-party PST Repair tools are safe utilities designed specifically to scan and repair a corrupted PST. An Outlook PST Repair utility provides you graphically rich interface plus the ability to restore corrupted PST in any case of file corruption.

For best results, it is suggested to use Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair v4.0. The advanced PST Recovery Software product supports MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. The software can restore all file objects, which include e-mails, notes, contacts, calendar entries etc. The tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.

CRC Error Copying an Outlook PST File

Microsoft Outlook with a corrupted PST cannot perform general mail operations. These include sending or receiving an email, creating an appointment, displaying the mail folders’ contents and also, copying the file to another location. The reasons for corruption can be unexpected shutdown, network file sharing, virus infection and similar others. To repair such corrupted files, Outlook provides you a built-in tool called Scanpst.exe. However, if this fails, you can recreate the PST file provided a full backup is present. If not, you should repair the damaged file using third-party PST Repair applications.To illustrate, take a practical example when you try to copy your Outlook PST file from its root folder to a different location on the hard disk or another media. The file copy operation may fail in between with the below error displaying on screen:

“Data error (cyclic redundancy check)”

Alternatively, you may receive an error suggesting that the .pst file could not be accessed.


CRC error generally indicates errors or presence of bad sectors on hard disk. Since you encounter this error when copying the PST file, the errors may lie in the file itself. The Outlook PST file you are trying to copy might be corrupted.

If some problems exist in the location you are trying to copy the file to, this may also cause to report the above error.


Following suggestions can help you recovering from the above problem:

1- Try to copy the file to a different location or media. If it goes successfully, the issue is with the target media and not with the source location or file.

2- Run chkdsk /f command to find and fix disk errors

3- If the problem continues, the PST file might be corrupted. Try to repair the file by running Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe)

The Scanpst.exe tool can fail if the corruption extent is high or if the file exceeds size value of 2 GB. In such situations, you should use a powerful PST Repair Tool. These software employ safe and high-end scanning algorithms that enable comprehensive PST Recoveryin all logical scenarios.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a fully-featured inbox repair utility with powerful features to repair damaged or corrupted PST file. It is a non-destructive PST Repair Tool with support to Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. The software is easy-to-use with self-descriptive interface. The software views the messages in a 3-view format, giving you an Outlook-resembling experience.

PST Appears of 0KB after Running Chkdsk

Outlook PST corruption is frequently encountered due to issues like, unexpected shutdown, not closing the Outlook properly, third-party interruptions, network issues and 2 GB file size limitation. Such events usually cause PST objects to become inaccessible and also introduce abrupt behavior symptoms in Outlook. Microsoft Outlook with corrupted PST is slow at use or might even fail to open. To fix such issues, it is suggested to immediately restore the file from backup. If in case, it is unavailable, one should try running Inbox Repair Tool. If this too fails, Outlook PST Repair tools can help regaining your work.To exemplify, you can consider the following scenario:

1-You use a Windows based system and observe file system corruption symptoms
2-To fix the errors, you run chkdsk and it goes correctly
3-You open Outlook, but it fails with an error that it could not open default email folders
4-When you examine the PST file, it appears to be of size 0 KB


PST file is corrupted. This could occur because of unsuccessful chkdsk attempts, like reindexing and reallocating.


To repair a corrupted Outlook PST file, Microsoft provides a built-in tool, called Inbox Repair Tool. However, you should first attempt to restore from backup, if is present and valid.

You can locate the tool at one of the following locations:

:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033

:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\

:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 (for Outlook 2007)

Alternatively, you can use Windows Search or Find option. Follow these steps to run the tool:

1-Backup the PST file to prevent any post-crash consequences
2-Locate the tool at the location mentioned above
3-Open the tool by double-clicking the file
4-Type the PST file name and specify its path or you can browse to it
5-Click Start to begin the repair process
6-Exit the tool after it finishes

Try to open the PST file. If it opens successfully, the file is repaired or else you need to opt for third-party solutions, called PST Repair software.

Outlook PST Repair utilities are graphically rich tools with advanced technology to repair and restore the damaged Outlook .pst file. They perform effective PST recovery while providing you a pleasing user experience.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a comprehensive solution for repairing the damaged Outlook .pst file. The tool serves as advanced PST Repair for files created with Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. It can restore all PST objects, which include emails, notes, journals, tasks and calendar events.


Windows PowerShell Errors When Restoring PST File

There are several reasons that can corrupt your Outlook PST file. Some of them are faulty networking device, power failure when accessing the PST file, file system errors, abnormal termination of Outlook, and bugs in Outlook program. Outlook installation includes Inbox Repair Tool that you can run for the corrupted file and fix many of the corruption errors. But if it fails, you need to use commercial PST Repair products.For example, consider a situation when you try to restore an Outlook .pst file on a PowerShell installed Windows system. You export a PST file from a different installation, but when you try to restore it, a powershell error generates that an error has been encountered and it needs to close. When you view the application event log, you notice error description as below

“Faulting application powershell.exe, version 6.0.5430.0, stamp 451acab4, faulting module olmapi32.dll, version 12.0.4518.1014, stamp 45428191, debug? 0, fault address 0x0024a22f”

You cannot open the .pst file in Outlook and view its contents.

Note: Windows PowerShell is a command line shell that is associated with scripting language and provides administrators a precise control over the system.


One of the prominent reasons for such behavior is that .pst file is corrupted. Also, if you use improper method to import or export method for .pst file, this might lead to issues, as above.


Before repairing the corrupted .pst file, you should make sure for correct import-export method. If this is not the case, you can repair the corrupted .pst file using Outlook built-in tool -Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe).

Scanpst.exe is a hidden file. So, make sure you enable the view for hidden files and folders first. To run the tool, locate it using Windows Search or Find option, open it and start the repair process for the affected file path and name.

However, if the issue persists even after running the tool, the corruption is severe and needs to be repaired by using a PST Recovery application. PST Repair software are exclusive products designed with powerful and safe technology to repair and restore a damaged Outlook .pst file.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a high-end technology tool that performs safe PST Recovery in all instances of corruption. The tool is compatible with Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. It incorporates powerful repair algorithms for corrupted .pst file that are safe too. The software provides comprehensive recovery for all PST emails, notes, tasks, journals, appointments etc.