Error 0x8004010F Outlook data file cannot be accessed

Most of the Windows users are familiar with Microsoft Outlook. You can configure your email account in the Microsoft Outlook email client and start accessing your emails online and offline. You can configure your email account with different email settings like POP3, IMAP or exchange server settings. It all depends on how you use the Outlook and the purpose. There are some cases with the Outlook send receive errors with incorrect email settings and many other reasons. Recently users encountered an issue with Outlook send/receive error 0x8004010F.

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When you encounter an issue with Outlook send/receive error on your computer, you may come across different questions. Why the error 0x8004010F occurred? What are the factors causing the Outlook error 0x8004010F on my computer? How to fix Outlook send receive error 0x8004010F and many more.

In this article we have explained all the things. If you are facing the issue with Outlook send/receive error 0x8004010F on your computer, this guide helps you to fix the error and get the Outlook work properly.

The error message appears as below.

  • 0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed.
  • 0x8004010F: The operation failed. An object could not be found.

If Outlook prompts any of the above errors, you can follow the steps mentioned in this article and try to figure out the issue by yourself.

What factors causing the Outlook error 0x8004010F?

As per our research, following factors causing the Outlook error to appear during the send/receive on Windows computers.

  • Outlook data files (.pst) are not located in the required location.
  • .pst file corrupted.
  • Data files are moved to a different location.
  • Profile is not tested properly.

How to fix Outlook send/receive error 0x8004010F?

In most of the cases, the issue with error 0x8004010F occurs when the Outlook .pst file is corrupted or the file is missing from its original location. In this case, creating a new Outlook profile and linking it to the old .pst file helps to fix the issue.

Follow the below steps to fix the Outlook error on your computer.

Create new Outlook profile:

Before creating the new Outlook profile it is important to identify and locate the default Outlook data file. After locating it, we can create a new profile and link it to the default data file.

To locate the default Outlook data file:

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys on keyboard to open RUN window. Type CONTROL and hit enter to open the Control Panel.

2. On the Control Panel window, click on Mail.

3. On the Mail setup screen, click on Data Files.

4. It will open the Account settings with Data Files tab by default. Note down the name and location of the default Outlook profile. Please note the default profile will be represented by a checkmark.

Once you note down the name and location, click on Close to Exit.

Create a new Outlook profile:

Creating a new Outlook profile is simple and you can do it in different ways. You will come across the settings to setup the email account with automatic settings or with the manual POP and IMAP settings. Refer the below link to learn how to create a new Outlook profile.

How to create new profile in Microsoft Outlook?

While creating a new profile, if you wish to add the old Outlook data file, you need to configure the email account with POP settings.

During the email configuration, you can see the below screen.

Here, you need to select the option Existing Outlook Data File. Then go to the same location and select the default file.

After selecting the default data file, click on Next and finish the process. This should fix the issue with Outlook send/receive error 0x8004010F. I hope that this will let the Outlook work properly without any further errors.


I hope that the above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with Outlook send/receive error 0x8004010F and let the Outlook work properly. If you have anything to ask, you can comment below. You can also ask more on our Forum.

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Sameer is a BE graduate in ECE and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. He's also a person who enjoys writing about technology related to the geek world.
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