Error in Outlook PST and Manual Methods to Fix Errors in the PST Files

As you know that the Outlook PST file is used to store the number of important data such as tasks, calendars, email addresses, etc. Such PST files are very important, but what to do, if the file gets corrupted? And, what are the errors which corrupt your files?

How to Fix the Common Errors in the PST Files Manually?

In this blog, you will get the answers of these above questions. First of all, let us discuss about the common errors that occurs in the PST file. Also, there are number of reason due to which the PST files corrupted such as software conflicts, hardware issues, programming or user faults, power failure, faulty networking devices, etc. Check the common errors, which occur in Outlook PST commonly.

Error list in a PST file

Manual Method to fix the Outlook PST error 0x8004210a (POP3 email error message):

Method 1: By increasing your server time out periods.

Step 1: First of all open the Account Settings:

  • For MS Outlook 2003 & 2007: Click on Tools -> Account Settings.
  • For MS Outlook 2010 and 2013: Click on File -> Info -> Account Settings.

Step 2: Choose an email account, which is affected by this error and then click on Change.

Step 3: Double click to open the account setting and go to “More Settings” option.

Step 4: Now, an Internet Email Settings pop-up window open and switch to the “Advanced” tab.

Step 5: According to requirement, increase the server timeouts time. Click on OK button.

Method 2: Check the email scanning feature and enable it, if that is not enabled.
Method 3: Check the Internet Settings and close any other activities in your system to free up internet connection.
Method 4: Check Firewall Configuration.
Method 5: Use Safe Mode:  If there is no change in the Outlook configuration then, try to fix 0x8004210a error by using Safe Mode in the Outlook. Follow the below steps:

Click on “Start”, type: outlook.exe /safe (Windows 7). There is space between outlook.exe and /safe


Manual Method to fix the Outlook PST error 0x80040116

fix error in outlook pst

Step 1: Enable “Show hidden files and folders” option and then, click on Start.

Step 2: Choose the “Search” option and type ‘Scanpst.exe’ in the Search box.

Step 3: Double click on the “Scanpst.exe” and open the “Utility”.

Step 4: Then, browse the PST file and click “Start” and at the end click on “Ok”.


Manual Method to fix the Outlook PST “CRC” error

Method 1: By checking an error in the Hard Disk

Step 1: Click on “Start”, type Run on search box to open the Run tab and type cmd on that. Now, click on “Enter”.


Press Windows + R buttons to open the Run and type cmd in the box and click OK.

Step 2: Now, type chkdsk/f in the opened command prompt and press “Enter”.

Step 3: “The type of the file system is NTFS, cannot lock current drive” message will display that means the chkdsk cannot perform as the volume used by other process.

Step 4: And, a message display i.e would you like to schedule this volume to be checked next time the system restarts? (Y/N). Now, press Y and restart the system.

Visit: To check another manual solution to recover CRC error in Outlook PST.


Manual Methods to fix Outlook PST error 0x800ccc13

Method 1: Delete Windows Registry:

Whenever you will get 0x800ccc13 error, then, first of all check the registry entry in Windows Registry. And, if you find the entry then delete it manually.

Step 1: Open search box and type regedit. Click “OK”.

Step 2: Click “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” -> “Microsoft folder” -> “Current version folder”.

Step 3: Now, open “Run” folder and click “Outlook 2013 error 0x800ccc13 file”. Then, delete this folder and “Restart” the computer.

Method 2: Update System Driver

One of the main reason of this error i.e old version of system driver. So, if you are using the old version of system driver then, update it or install the latest version.


If you are failed to fix the above errors with the given manual solution(s) then you need to switch on the alternative solution that is third party tool. Have you heard about PST recovery tool? If not, so here is the answer. It is a tool, which helps user to repair the all type of PST files and fix all error issue in the PST file smoothly.

Step 1: Install PST File Repair Tool and click on Open” & select the corrupt .pst file.

Step 2: Click on Browse” and select .pst file(s).

Step 3: On the “Select Corrupted PST file” window, select the corrupt .pst file and click “Open”.

Step 4: Choose the “Recovery mode”, according to your preferences. You may check “Handle Alignment errors in .pst files” and click on “OK” button.

Step 5: Wait until the scanning process completed and then, click on the “OK” button. Preview the PST file on the left side of the panel.

Step 6: Choose the folders to save the file and click “Save”. Click “Browse” and select the location for new file. Then, click “OK”.

Step 7: Once the recovery process completed then click on the “OK” button.



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