Fixing Reported Error 0x80040600 In Microsoft Outlook.

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Recently, I started using Microsoft Outlook to manage my e-mail. A new message arrived to my inbox, and I tried to read the e-mail an error message popped up. How can I fix reported error 0x80040600 in Outlook 2010?

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Fixing Reported Error 0x80040600 In Microsoft Outlook.


The error is likely to be caused by a corrupted Outlook Data File in the profile.You can use SCANPST.EXE, the Inbox Repair Tool to repair the Outlook data file.  Here are the steps to do it:

  1. Exit Microsoft Outlook and go to Program files. Search for SCANPST.EXE and open it.
  2. Enter the name of the Outlook file for scanning and click Start to begin.
  3. If there are errors, choose Repair to fix them. Once the repair is done, open Outlook Data file and see if it opens.
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Fixing Reported Error 0x80040600 In Microsoft Outlook.


There are variations in the error message received. You may receive either “An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040600” or “An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040119” when you try to open, send, receive, or delete an email message. You may also receive “Messaging interface has caused an unknown error” when you try to delete a message.

The possible cause of the problem is a corrupt Outlook Data File or PST file (*.pst). To fix the problem, you need to get first the exact location of the PST file of your email account. Start Office Outlook then click “Tools” then “Account Settings”. In “Account Settings” window, select “Data Files” tab then double-click your email account.

Office Outlook locate PST file

This should bring up the “Personal Folders” dialog. In “Filename”, highlight and copy the entire field and paste it in Notepad to take note.

Office Outlook copy PST file location

After this, close Office Outlook then start the Outlook Inbox Repair Tool or the “scanpst.exe” file. Open Windows Explorer then navigate to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\”. Look for the “scanpst.exe” file and double-click it to open. For Office Outlook 2010, you can find it in “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\” and for Office Outlook 2013, “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\”.

After starting the tool, in “Enter the name of the file you want to scan”, enter the path of the PST file you copied earlier then click “Start”. See if this fixes the problem.

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