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Resolving Unknown Error 0x80040600 of MS Outlook

Pst19upg.exe tool was originally designed for the upgradation purpose of the PST file so that the PST file can be used with the later versions. But at times this tool is used for the PST Password Recovery which has been lost or forgotten by the user. After using this utility the resultant PST file generated is free from any password and can be accessed easily. But most of the expert’s advices not to use this utility for the PST password recovery because it can hamper the integrity of the PST file and its use can also corrupt the critical PST file which will cause more issues for the user.

The below mentioned scenario will help you to comprehend the problem in a better manner and in details – like suppose a user has created an Outlook PST file and enforced password from the security point of view. After a while when he tried to unlock the PST file he is not able to do so because he can not remember the password. He decided to run pstupg19.exe utility to remove the PST password, but when he tried to open the password free PST file created by the utility he encountered an error message thrown by Outlook which is mentioned below –

"An unknown error occurred error code 0x80040600"

After this error message is flashed he is unable to access the PST file content.

Cause of receiving reported error 0x80040600

The error message encountered clearly indicates that the PST file has gone corrupt which is due to the use of pst19upg.exe utility.

Resolve Error Code 080040600

Well, in order to deal with the existing issue of PST, you need to repair the corrupted PST file. To start with try MS Outlook’s inbuilt utility that is Scanpst.exe tool which is efficient enough to deal and fix the corrupt PST file. Just go to the location of this tool, assign the corrupt PST’s location and click on the ‘Scan’ button. This will automatically scan and repair the corrupt PST file and make it accessible. But in case this tool fails to repair the PST file then restoration of the backed up PST content will surely help. But if the backup is also not available (as in most of the cases) then you need to use any third party PST repair software which will surely resolve the problem.

So, to avoid this type of issue it is always recommended to use the pst19upg.exe type of utilities on the copy of the PST file not on the original PST file.

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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