“0x8004010f: Outlook data file cannot be accessed or the operation failed, an object could not be found”. This error message occurs when your email profile in Microsoft Outlook incorrectly or becomes corrupt. The error may also occur due to the Offline Address Book or an Outlook profile which is not a member of the Exchange domain. Check the steps given below and fix this Microsoft Outlook error:
1. Close Microsoft Outlook. Also, exit MSN or Windows Messenger if it is currently running. Click Start> Control Panel> double-click Mail. In the Mail Setup-Outlook window, click Show Profiles. In the next window, select your email profile (if there are many) and hit the Properties button. Click the Data Files button in the next window.
2. In Account Settings, click the Data Files tab. Note down the name and path of the data file. This is the default data file (with a checkmark beside it) that stores your email profile data. Now click the E-mail tab, select your email profile, and click the Remove button. Confirm the action if prompted. When done, click the Close button.
***Do not forget to back up your emails and/or settings before deleting your email profile.
3. Now that you have the details, create a new email profile. Click Start> Control Panel> Mail. In the Mail Setup-Outlook window, click Show Profiles>Add. On the Add New Account window, if you want Outlook to automatically set up and configure your email profile, fill in the required details and hit Next.
4. If you want to manually configure the settings, do not fill in anything and just click the Manually configure server settings or additional server types button. Hit Next to continue. Click the Internet E-mail button and hit Next. In the Internet E-mail Settings window, enter the required details (do not misspell) in the relevant fields. Choose your server type from the drop-down arrow beside Account Type.
5. Type the incoming/outgoing server information and other details. Check the Remember Password box. Click the More Settings button> click the Advanced tab. Enter the port numbers for incoming & outgoing servers. Check This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) box under the Incoming server (POP3). Leave the default option (None) selected beside Use the following type of encrypted connection.
6. Adjust the server timeout to the maximum level. Check the Leave a copy of messages on the server box if you want your webmail account to retain a copy of email messages. When done, click OK. You will return to the Internet E-mail Settings window.
7. Click the Test Account Settings button to test your new profile settings. If all goes well, you will see a success message. Click Finish to exit the window and enter Outlook. If the test returns an error, go back and check your settings. Correct them if required. If you are not sure of the details, contact your email service provider and take all the required information.
8. Once the correct email account is configured, set it as the default email profile. To do so, go to the Mail Setup-Outlook window (see 1st step). Click the Always use this profile button and select Outlook from the drop-down arrow. Click Apply and then OK to apply the changes and exit the window. Close and reopen Outlook and you are done.
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