Error code 0x8004010F is one of the most common Outlook errors, which has annoyed Windows users for the past some time. If you are using MS Outlook while it is connected to the Exchange server, then you will find that all the data in the server mailbox is stored in local storage, in a file called OST, which expands to ‘Offline Storage Table file.
Consider this file as a copy of the user’s Exchange mailbox because it stores all the account records locally on the server.
When the exchange server is unable to respond due to technical issues or maintenance work, then the OST file comes into use. In those cases, users will be able to work with the OST file locally without any interruption. Moreover, any changes that you make to the account is going to be merged with their Exchange account until the server gets back to normal.
When you try to send and/or receive emails in MS Outlook, then you may come across the following error messages:
“0x8004010F: Unable to access Outlook data file.” Or “0x8004010F: The operation failed. An object could not be found.”
In case, you see any of the aforementioned errors, then don’t worry, as you can easily fix these errors by following the below-mentioned steps:
How to fix error 0x8004010F: Unable to access Outlook data file
To resolve error 0x8004010F, you need to identify the present location of the default Outlook data file followed by creating a new Outlook profile. If you want to know how to find the Outlook Data file, here are the steps that you can follow:
Find Outlook Data File (PST)
- Start the Outlook application, and once opened, click ‘File’, then ‘Account Settings’ followed by ‘Account Settings’.
- When inside the ‘Account Settings’, you need to click the ‘Data Files’ tab followed by noting the name and location of the default Outlook data file. Make sure to check the box corresponding to the default data file. Once all is done, click ‘Close’.
Create a new Outlook data file
To create Outlook 2010 data file, open Outlook 2010 profile and then, do the following:
- Go to ‘File’ and then ‘Account Settings’.
- Click the Outlook folder followed by clicking ‘New Outlook Data File’. You should give a temporary name to the data file.
- Now, click the ‘+’ icon, which is present right next to the folder name so that it can expand to let you see the subfolders. Once the folder expands, select ‘Inbox’ and then, clicking ‘OK’.
- Now, click ‘Edit Folder’ followed by selecting another folder.
- At last, click the ‘+’ icon again followed by expanding the subfolder. Then, select the ‘Inbox’ and then, click ‘OK’.
Once that is done, you need to close the ‘Accounts Settings’ page followed by clicking ‘Send/Receive’.
Create a new Outlook profile
- To create a new Outlook profile, you need to click on the ‘Control Panel’ option.
- Once opened, select and click the ‘Messaging’ button, which is given in the ‘Control Panel’ section.
- Now, you will have to go to the ‘Mail Configuration’ field, where you will click the ‘View Profile’ button that is located in the ‘Profiles’ area.
- You will see the list of Outlook profiles that are configured in Outlook. You need to select the correct profile and click the ‘Properties’ button.
- You will see a popup window with the name “Mail-Setup” appearing on the screen, in which you will have to click the “Data files” button.
- Now, you need to click on the Email configuration field so as to go to the ‘Account Settings’ window. In this window, you will click the Data Files tab followed by noting the location along with other information about the current location of the Outlook PST file.
- At last, you need to click the ‘Close’ button.
Note: It is also possible for you to use a specified path to reach and find the Outlook PST file in Outlook (2007), i.e., ‘Data File Management’ file.