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I can't find a more technically oriented forum to ask this in, so this will have to do.

I'm using Outlook 2007.  I am not using an exchange server.  My PST file is locally stored.  I have outlook open at all times when my computer is running, which is nearly 24/7.  After unknown amount of time after a restart or after restarting outlook, this error message will invariably appear, if I try to access or any calendar events.  Calendar is the only function of Outlook I am using.

The file c:users(username)appdatalocalmicrosoftoutloo kOutlook1.pst cannot be accessed because another workstation has modified it. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications. You might need to restart your computer.

It also seems reminders may not appear when Outlook is in this state, but no error appears until I click something.

I also had Office 2010 beta installed, but just now removed it.

Normally I am able to find any errors I encounter on Microsoft.com or elsewhere.  However, this one produced very very minimal search results, all of which were related to network stored PSTs or Exchange environments, and usually involved older versions of Outlook.

 

Thanks for any help.


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I've been trying to synchronize Outlook calendars and contacts with MobileMe and on to my iPhone. It appears that the sync does not happen unless Outlook is closed. On occasions where the sync program gets access to my .pst file, I get the error message (which I can cure by shutting down Outlook and restarting). I'm trying to figure out why this oesn't work in a more straight-forward way or if there are any settings - for example, regarding file sharing - that would solve the issue. (BTW, I'm not using an Exchange server.)

Hi,

On trying to open an email in Outlook 2003, the following message is
returned.

'The file ......pst could not be accessed becuase another workstation has
modified it. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications.'

No other application was open.

The .pst file is held on a network file share - a Buffalo Linkstation - and
never used to give any problems at all.

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks,
Steve

Hi,

On trying to open an email in Outlook 2003, the following message is
returned.

'The file ......pst could not be accessed becuase another workstation has
modified it. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications.'

No other application was open.

The .pst file is held on a network file share - a Buffalo Linkstation - and
never used to give any problems at all.

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks,
Steve


Hello,  I have been getting this alot lately in outlook when i try to open mail items.

Cannot open this item.  The file C:usersmynameappdatalocalmicrosoftoutlookou tlook.pst cannot be accessed becasue another workstation has modified it.  Close then restart all mail-enabled applications.  you might need to restart your computer.

I do not have any other workstations attached to my computer and I am the only person working on this one. 

Things i have already done:

Run a Diagnostic
Compacted my data file (it is now 1.7 gb)

Outlook keeps crashing on me and this is getting annoying.

any ideas would be appreciated.

Barbara S ONeal

I have Outlook 2003 using Hotmail. No problem receiving mail, however when I
try to send I get the following message:

The file, C: ... Outlook1 PST is being used by another program and cannot
be accessed. Close the application and try again. There is nothing else
running. Using OneCare as antivirus.

I have Outlook 2003 using Hotmail. No problem receiving mail, however when I
try to send I get the following message:

The file, C: ... Outlook1 PST is being used by another program and cannot
be accessed. Close the application and try again.

There is nothing else running. Using OneCare as antivirus.

I recently upgraded to Outlook 2007 from Outlook 2003, but now whenver
I try to do a manual archive using the auto archive settings, the
following error occurs: The file H:dataOutlookfilename.pst cannot
be opened.

The error only occurs if I do not currently have the named PST file
loaded in Outlook. If i open up the PST file before arhiving it works
well. This is contray to how it use to work with 2003.

Any ideas on why I am getting this error when the archive is not
opened already in Outlook 2007?

I am not able to autoarchive in Outlook 2007. I get the following error
message:

Error while archiving store "Personal Folders". The file
C;HP_AdministratorAppDataLocalMicrosoftOutlookarchive. pst cannot be
opened.

Please help.

Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the
specified folder location. An error occurred that prevented the file
H:archive.pst from being saved. Close and then restart all mail-enabled
applications.

I have the above error message from a user when trying to access his archive
folder; the H drive is the letter assigned to his personal drive on the
server, say h:sss-servername-svrusers_name

When you go to outlook and where it is storing the files is just showing
this as H and not the full file path, could this be the main problem? That
the path is not fully written down and cannot find the files as they are
required? If I change the file path to this it may work? Or is it related to
the fact that the pst file is 1.5gb?

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Thanks for your help!


I have MS Office XP with Outlook and it has run fine for years and now I am getting this message:

Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the specified folder location. An error occurred that prevented the file C:Documents and SettingsOwnerLocal SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlookOutlook.pst from being saved. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications.

Should I just start a new .pst file, how big is too big for a .pst file anyway and if the old .pst file is corrupted and I should start a new one, how do I do that?

Greetings,

I'm trying to remove a stuck message from a user's INBOX using the MFCMapi tool which I've done numerous times before. Today however, I cannot get MFCMapi to logon. I am running MFCMapi on the Exchange server as Administrator and logging in using the very same MAPI Profile that I have used successfully in the past. Now whenever I try to login I get the following error dialogs:

"The MAPI spooler could not be started. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications.
MAPI 1.0 [000004C7]"

"Error:
Code: MAPI_E_CALL_FAILED == 0x80004005
Function ::MAPILogonEx( (ULONG_PTR)hwnd, szProfileName, 0, ulFlags, &m_lpMAPISession)
File f:df7830extestsrcmfcmapimapiobjects.cpp
Line 306"

Does anyone have any idea what might cause this situation and is there any known remedy other than restarting the Exchange server entirely?

Thanks,

Brandon

I've got our SBS user's (Outlook 2003) setup to Auto Archive
to a mapped network location and have one user who is getting
the following message.

Error while archiving folder "Inbox" in store "Mailbox - Greg Pforr".
A disk error on the Microsoft Exchange Server computer has occurred.
Contact your system administrator.

Error while archiving folder "Outbox" in store "Mailbox - Greg Pforr".
Problems with the destination store P:Outlook Archivearchive.pst.
Cannot read Outlook-specific information from the store. An error
occurred that prevented the file P:Outlook Archivearchive.pst from
being saved. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications.

etc......

All other users do not have this problem. Could a size limitation on
the PST file be the problem?

Thanks.

I have an HP Pavilion running Windows XP. I have run into an Outlook problem and need some help.

For the past four years or so I've been using outlook to receive and send from the gmail server. I have never purged the actual gmail server thoroughly and it now has 15000 messages. I would purge Outlook regularly, but the key part of Outlook was the subfolders in my inbox where I kept messages I really wanted to keep.

Now last week, Outlook stopped working. When I try to open messages, or send a new one, I get error messages about a damaged pst file. I consulted a tech who thought malaware might be to blame, and I installed the program for that, and sure enough, I had a lot of it. I also defragged my C drive. But the problem persists. I can expand the inbox to show all my subfolders, but when I try to open one, I now get the following error message:

Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the specified folder location. An error occurred that prevented the file C:Documents and SettingsOwnerLocal SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlookOutlook.pst from being saved. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications

Now in an effort to work around the problem, I created a new profile. Also, I did manage, a couple of days ago, to export my inbox and subfolders to a new pst file in my desktop. It has 32 KB. However, when I open the new profile, which has my old password, it starts a send and receive that never gets anywhere. It may be trying to receive all 15,000 messages on gmail. Also I tried to import the new pst file, but nothing happens.

I can, of course, use webmail for gmail, but I'd like to get Outlook working with it again. Above all I really need to be able to access the messages in those subfolders again. Any suggestions appreciated, thanks.

KaiserD2

Out of no where, a lot of users are experiencing problems with opening PSTs on the file server.  They will get an error message like "An error occurred that prevented the file H:outlookblah.pst from being saved. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications.  Sometimes, it takes a long time to open a PST; we tried to run scan pst, and no error was found. We got the network guys to check out the switch, and the port was clean - no packet loss, crc error and etc.  On the server, event viewer does not have any error. What the problem might be?

Have a *.pst file on a flash drive. Trying to carry my outlook data from
office to home computers. If I move it from the home computer to the
office, and then make changes there, then open it again on the home
computer, I get an error message that the *.pst file could not be accessed
because another workstation has modified it, and that I should close and
then restart all mail-enabled applications.
Since I don't use Outlook for email, only calendar and contacts, how do I
un-mail enable outlook on both computers??? Possible? TIA for any
help/advice.

I use Outlook 2000, when I try to open it, I get the following message:
The MAPI Spooler could not be started. Close and then restart all
mail-enabled applications. MAPI 1.0 (000004C7).
What do I need to do?

hello,
i am using outlook 2007 and following error is coming out how can i repair
this error ?

The MAPI Spooler could not be started. Close and then restart all
mail-enabled applications MAPI 1.0 (000004c7)

thank in advance.

We're on an exchange server, using Outlook 2003. (And I'm not the IT person,
but he's at a loss as well.) When our receptionist remarried (four years
ago!), our IT person created a new profile with her married name. He never
got it to work, so she went back to the old profile. Her Outlook works fine,
but when she tries to email from another program (such as emailing a pdf from
Adobe Acrobat), a prompt appears asking her to choose a profile. The only
profile visable is her current one, yet when she chooses it an error message
appears stating "The MAPI Spooler could not be started. Close and then
restart all mail-enabled applications. MAPI 1.0 [000004C7]).

How do we fix this?

We're on an exchange server, using Outlook 2003. (And I'm not the IT person,
but he's at a loss as well.) When our receptionist remarried (four years
ago!), our IT person created a new profile with her married name. He never
got it to work, so she went back to the old profile. Her Outlook works fine,
but when she tries to email from another program (such as emailing a pdf from
Adobe Acrobat), a prompt appears asking her to choose a profile. The only
profile visable is her current one, yet when she chooses it an error message
appears stating "The MAPI Spooler could not be started. Close and then
restart all mail-enabled applications. MAPI 1.0 [000004C7]).

How do we fix this?

Hello,

After having spent 5 hours continously on trying to find a solution, I am submitting my problem over here hoping to get some help.

OS: Vista Home Edition
Outlook: 2007 version

My .pst file is stored on a Maxtor detachable drive and Outlook opens it from there. I have been doing this for a year now. Today when Outlook opened this .pst file, it showed all the emails (and folder structure) correctly "for a few seconds" only. But right after that, it started showing the above error message when clicking on any folder or individual email. Its nightmarish for me since all my very very important emails are in there without any recent backup.

When I try to copy this file in Windows Explorer (with Outlook being closed), I get the following error: "Cannot read from source file or disk."

After having read on some forums, I got the impression that this .pst file is (or getting) locked by some other process. In other words, this problem could have something to do with lock on the .pst file. So I tried all listed solutions but without any success. There was a suggestion to use "Unlocker" for seeing if some other process might have locked it. I tried Unlocker but it says this file is not locked by any process.  

I do not want to use scanpst tool since it throws away (based on my previous experience) a lot of emails from the .pst file. Plus my .pst does not seem to be corrupt at all since it is showing all the emails for the first few seconds and then starts displaying the above error message. 

There was also a suggestion to copy this file in safe mode, get rid of the current version and start with the copied version. But that also is not possible since in Safe Mode the notebook is not recognizing the maxtor detachable drive and as explained above, I am not able to copy this file to local hard disk.

Can someone please help me?

Thanks a ton in advance. Hope to solve this without loosing any emails.

Hi - I have 2 computers and I exported an Outlook .pst file from one, copied it onto the other computer and imported it into Outlook. After the import I deleted the file. The export and imports worked ok and the mail messages are now in the correct folders but when I start Outlook I get the message: "The file c:UsersBazzaDeaktopInbox.pst cannot be found". If I press "OK" it goes to the open file box but still cannot find the file and I press cancel & everything works fine.

How can I get rid of this message?

Thanks

Hi - I have 2 computers and I exported an Outlook .pst file from one,
copied it onto the other computer and imported it into Outlook. After
the import I deleted the file. The export and imports worked ok and the
mail messages are now in the correct folders but when I start Outlook I
get the message: "The file c:UsersBazzaDeaktopInbox.pst cannot be
found". If I press "OK" it goes to the open file box but still cannot
find the file and I press cancel & everything works fine.

How can I get rid of this message?

Thanks

--
Bazza_k


I tried opening outlook 2007 on Vista and received the following "cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Errors have been detected in the file C:UsersnameLocalMicrosoftOutlookOutlook.pst. Quit Outlook and then use the Inbox repair tool Scanpst.exe to diagnose and repair errors."

I opened Scanpst.exe, but I didn't know which folder or file to search after I clicked "Browse."  Please help also I am not very proficient in computers or programs. Please be specific. Thanks

Also, I used to be able to use Outlook 2007 on my computer with the same operating system that I have now.

Hi - I have 2 computers and I exported an Outlook .pst file from one,
copied it onto the other computer and imported it into Outlook. After
the import I deleted the file. The export and imports worked ok and the
mail messages are now in the correct folders but when I start Outlook I
get the message: "The file c:UsersBazzaDeaktopInbox.pst cannot be
found". If I press "OK" it goes to the open file box but still cannot
find the file and I press cancel & everything works fine.

How can I get rid of this message?

Thanks

--
Bazza_k


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