Re: Outlook 2010 - Outlook data file cannot be accessed
Windows 8, Office 2010, transfer from Windows 7.
I just fixed this for the office next door. When I clicked on the Inbox folder, nothing changed, same error. I then noticed that there was no file at all listed near the Change Folder button. So in the Change Folder dialog, I clicked New Folder (writing this from memory so could be slightly different wording). I created a new folder, "dummy", then clicked on it, then OK. Now that folder path showed up near the Change Folder button. I clicked Change Folder again, clicked on the Inbox that I wanted, Ok, and now it showed up correctly and all was well.
~ Your POST is OUTSTANDING for addressing the error "Can not access Outlook data file". I know that similar Outlook errors *may need to be remedied by different methods; such as re-creating an Outlook email profile, and then
re-creating all your email accounts...
, but ....... not required to fix this specific issue.
-> You opened OUTLOOK, choose FILE\INFO\ACCOUNT SETTINGS\ and opened "Account Settings
". The "Account Settings
" dialog box opened. The box has several tabs, a menu, and a graphic BOX that contains one's Outlook email accounts. At the bottom of the "Account Settings
" window there is a button titled "Change Folder
". You selected the "Change Folder
" button, and a second box E-Mail Delivery Location
opened. After choosing the Inbox folder with no results, you created a "dummy" folder. Creating a new folder "dummy", was the needed to re-configuring one's Outlook accounts...!
Your *observation that you " ...noticed that there was no file [path] at all listed near the Change Folder button
" is key to this issue. The Change Folder
button has to do with the *text stating *"Selected Account delivers new messages to the following *Location
". A very easy fix to a problem that can drive sane men crazy.. thank you