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How to fix MS Outlook PST Error 0x80040116?

Does while opening PST file or starting Outlook application you are encountering error messages which says ‘Outlook.pst cannot be accessed – 0x80040116’? If yes then this error message can be dangerous for you as it can cause serious Outlook email loss if proper measures are not taken.

Outlook.pst cannot be accessed – 0x80040116’ error generally gets resolved by using Outlook’s inbuilt utility called Scanpst.exe (Inbox Repair Tool). But at times while running Scanpst.exe tool the PST problem doesn’t get resolved rather it shows no errors where found which clearly indicates that the index file of the PST file has gone corrupt or damaged. In order to resolve this issue first run the 2GB Truncation tool and then Scanpst.exe tool and then try to open the repaired PST file.

Execute 2GB Truncation Tool

Run 2GB Truncation Tool which is also known as the Pst2gb.exe tool which can easily be downloaded from the Microsoft’s Download Center. Once you have downloaded this tool just follow the steps to complete the truncation. The steps are as follows –

  • Search for the PST files on which truncation has to be performed.
  • Now, click Start > Run > type path\pst2gb.exe –s and then click ‘OK’.
  • After that click Continue and click Browse.
  • Select the PST file you wan to repair and then click on ‘Open’.
  • Now create a new unique file name for the PST file such as Outlook-2 or something else in the file name box and click on Save.
  • In the Oversized PST Recovery then click on Start.
  • After you run the tool, click ‘OK’ and then click on ‘Close’.

Run Scanpst.exe tool to fix the PST issue

Once the truncation of the PST file gets over, it’s now the time to run the Scanpst.exe tool to fix the damaged PST. The steps to repair corrupt PST using Scanpst.exe tool are as follows –

  • Double click on Scanpst.exe tool.
  • Now, click Browse and then open the folder that contains the new PST file you created using the 2GB truncation tool.
  • From there select the PST file you created and then click on Open.
  • Once the PST file is selected in the Inbox Repair Tool, click on ‘Start’.
  • When the PST file is scanned, just click on Repair button to repair the errors in the PST file.
  • When you receive the Repair Complete Message click on ‘OK’.
  • Now restart your system.

Now, open the newly created PST file in Outlook application. In the entire process there are chances that the Outlook email data might get corrupt or loss. In order to get that back you need to use any third-party recovery software which will effectively recover and will restore the emails and other stuffs from the damaged PST to a safe and secure place.

Scanpst.exe failed? Try Outlook PST Repair

Install the software with quick installation wizard. Just follow the 4 simple steps to successfully install the Outlook PST Repair.

Step 1
Launch the Outlook PST Repair from the desktop shortcut. And select the corrupted PST file.


Step 2
Click Next and follow the on-screen instruction to finish it. No need to Worry! Your Outlook.pst is in Hand of Professional.

Outlook PST Repair has very advance scanning alogorith as compared to the Scanpst.exe. You will see the difference in result, once the scanning is over.


Step 3
Once Scanning process is completed, Outlook PST repair will show the previews of all the recoverable components.

Step 4
After viewing the lost folder in the recovered item list. Go for the Licence key to save the pst file..


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