Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Unknown error 0x80040116 - What is it and How to Fix this Error in MS Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook is widely used for running emails communication along with organizing other objects of outlook file calendars, contacts, journals, contacts and task etc. Everything works very smoothly and without problem until and unless you obtain an error reported in Outlook or in another words when outlook shows infrequent behavior. You have to make robust effort to identify the reason behind this but no consequences as the actual reason of such behavior of Microsoft Outlook is the PST File corruption.

What is 0x80040116 error code in MS Outlook?

As Microsoft Outlook keeps all its items like- emails, notes, task, contacts, calendars, appointments and journals etc in PST file. Consequently, it is very significant to manage appropriately the Outlook .pst file. Due to several reasons the PST file gets corrupted such as- faulty hardware devices, virus infection, pst file size increased more than 2 GB and abrupt system shutdown etc. When Outlook .pst file got corrupted or damaged then you may get the numbers of messages one of them can be shown as below:-

Error message:

Outlook.pst cannot be accessed - 0x80040116


Unknown error - 0x80040116

This errors show the corruption of PST file and you need solution to repair corrupted PST file for re-accessing outlook database.  As .pst is the repository of all the significant outlook objects so this is required to keep the whole backup of .pst file. You can also take important prevention steps like compact PST file and Split the oversize PST file to not to get a PST file oversize. But in case if you forget to maintain the backup and PST file is still corrupted then you can software to repair corrupted or damaged .pst file.

How to Fix Outlook Unknown error - 0x80040116?

Microsoft Outlook has its own inbuilt utility to repair damaged pst file which is called Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe).  Select scanpst.exe utility, run it to scan the corrupted or damaged .pst file on your system. This program may show you some errors and ask to fix by clicking on Repair Button. 

Note: - Before clicking repair, just make the backup of .pst file

After completed repairing process, you may get the recovered .pst file but due to the certain limitation of Scanpst.exe sometime you may receive the same corrupted or damaged .pst file. Therefore, only using third party tool is the best option, utilize Enstella Outlook Repair Software that capable to repair all outlook PST file and recover outlook emails, contacts, calendars, task and journals etc.  Outlook PST repair software enables users to repair corrupted outlook file of every versions such as- 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002(XP), 2000 and 97 (ANSI or UNICODE) file.

Best Outlook Repair Software to Repair Outlook File
Enstella Outlook Repair Software fix all issues of outlook file and gives the facility to recover folders from corrupted Outlook file either selective or complete with emails and restore them into outlook, EML, MSG, HTML, MHTML, RTF, TXT, DOC, PDF, MBOX and Outlook Profile. The software offers to split the recovered PST file upto 5GB to protect the outlook file from 2GB corruption limitation. Multiple naming convention option is provided to recover the emails by subject, subject + date, from + date+ subjects and date+ subject etc. Software provides messages filtering option thereby you can define the two dates “from date” to “to date” to recover the emails with attachments.




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