Eliminate Microsoft Outlook Error 0x80040600 With Simple Hacks

While using the Outlook application you may encounter various types of errors and the Microsoft Outlook error 0x80040600 is one of them.

Most of the time, this error is triggered due to corrupted PST files. Hence, you can’t access the personal information like sent email, calendar, inbox, etc during the occurrence of this error code.

Now, if you want to learn how to remove the error 0x80040600 from your Microsoft Outlook application and system, then follow this article. This is because we have provided every possible solution to fix this error.

Solutions to Fix Outlook Error 0x80040600

To remove the Outlook Error 0x80040600 from the system you need to follow these simple solutions provided in the section below. Have a look at them and try to use them as instructed.

Repair the Outlook PST Files with the Help of Inbox Repair Tool

Most of the time, the Error 0x80040600 is related with the corrupted PST files. Hence, during the appearance of this error code, you should run the ScanPST.exe Tool.

The ScanPST.exe is a free file repairing tool provided by Microsoft. To use this tool against this error follow the given steps:

  1. Open the  Outlook application and click on the Tools menu.
  2. There you will get the Account Settings option. Click on that option and launch its windows.
  3. In that window, tap on the Data Files tab. Inside that tab, you will get the location of the PST files. Copy that file location
  4. Now, in every version of the Outlook application, the folder location of the PST files are different. 

Hence, we have provided the location of each PST folder according to the version.

In Outlook 2007

  • Windows (64-bit version): C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\
  • Windows (32-bit version): C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\

 In Outlook 2010

  • Outlook (64-bit): C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\
  • Windows (64-bit version): C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\
  • Windows (32-bit version): C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\

In Outlook 2013

  • Outlook (64-bit): C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
  • Windows (64-bit version): C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\
  • Windows (32-bit version): C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\

 In Outlook 2016/Office 365

  • Click-to-Run: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\office16
  • Windows (64-bit version): C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16
  • Windows (32-bit version): C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16

Run the SCANPST.exe tool 

After you complete the folder locating process, you need to run the SCANPST.exe tool and to do that follow the provided steps.

  1. Press the Ctrl key + Shift key + Esc key at the same time in order to open the Task Manager window. 
  2. In that window, you need to tap on the Processes tab. In that tab, locate the Outlook application and then right-click on it.
  3. A pop-up menu will come up on the screen. In that menu, click on the Open File Location option.
  4. Now, a folder will open up on the screen. In that folder, you will get the SCANPST.EXE file. Double-Click on it in order to launch the tool.
  5. However, if you want to manually visit the location of the Outlook application then launch the Run Dialog Box by pressing the Windows key + X. Otherwise, open the Windows explorer and provide the following folder paths.
  • Outlook 2016- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16
  • Outlook 2013- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • Outlook 2010- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
  • Outlook 2007 – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
  • Outlook 2003- C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\ to locate Inbox Repair Tool”.
  • Outlook version 2002/XP – C:\ProgramFiles\Common Files\System\MAPI\\SCANPST.EXE
  • Outlook 2000 – C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\\NT\SCANPST.EXE
  • Outlook 98/97 – C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Messaging\SCANPST.EXE
  1. Once you launch the application, a box will appear on the screen. On that box, click on the  Browse button to locate the path of the folder. Otherwise, you can manually do it by pasting the links.
  2. Now, click on the Start button to initiate the scanning and file repairing process.

Once that process is completed, relaunch the Outlook application and look for the error.

Create a Microsoft Outlook PST file With a New Unicode Format

Another method to remove this error is by creating a new Microsoft Outlook PST file in the  Unicode format and then import your old PST file data into it.

Now, to perform that task on your system, follow the given steps:

  • Open up the Outlook application and then click on the Home button. A drop-down menu will appear on the screen. In that menu, click on the New Items option. 
  • Then, a new menu will appear on the screen. In that menu, click on the ‘More items’ option and then select the Outlook Data File option. 
  • In the Outlook Data File window, click on the File option and then select the Save As option.
  • Now, you need to select the  Outlook Data File folder and click on the Save As Type option. 
  • A box will come up on the screen. In that box, select the ‘Outlook 97-2002 Data File (.pst) and then click on the OK button in order to save the PTS as ANSI.

Convert into the UNICODE PST File

Close all the windows and then after a few minutes, re-launch the Outlook application.

There you need to click on the Home tab. Then, click on the Outlook Data File option in order to enter into its window.

  • Now, go to the File menu and click on the ‘Import and Export’ button. A dialog box will appear on the screen. 
  • In that box, click on the ‘Import from another program or File’ and then hit the Next button.
  • In the upcoming window, click on the Outlook Data File (.PST) and then hit on the Next button again.
  • There you need to locate the ANSI PST file you created/ or the available older version and then click on the Open button. 
  • Now, check the box beside the Include Subfolders and then select the ‘Import items to the same folder’ option.
  • After that, feed in the Outlook account address in which you want to import the files and then click on the Finish button.

Once the steps are implemented all data of the ANSI PST file will be moved to the Outlook UNICODE PST file. And now, you just need to check whether the error is removed or not.

We hope that our article is able to settle down all of your queries regarding the Microsoft Outlook error 0x80040600. However, if you have more questions regarding this topic then post about it in the comment section.

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