Fix Outlook Error

Fix MS Outlook error code 0x80040600 without any technical difficulties.

Fix Microsoft Outlook Error

Microsoft Outlook is an efficient email application included with various functionalities for carrying out reliable email communication. Outlook also facilitates you to handle other email attributes like contacts, tasks, notes, calendar entries, journals so that you can easily manage your email communication. But, there are several situations which results issues in MS Outlook. One of the most common error messages which you could face while working with infected Outlook database is as below.

Outlook Error - “An unknown error has occurred. 0X80040600”

Such type of error message can occur during reading emails in Outlook, send/receive process or during email deletion. This message error code “0X80040600” point out to Outlook PST file corruption. In case of Outlook PST file corruption, created backup file play very important role because you can easily restore them and avoid possible data lose. But, in these days most of the Outlook users ignore backup creation. MS Outlook keeps all its items in PST files so it is necessary to keep a backup of the PST file. If you don’t have any PST file backup and your PST files are inaccessible due to any possible reason then you have only one option which is use of a PST repair and recovery tool.


In order to repair the infected or corrupted PST file, you can use the Inbox repair utility (Scanpst.exe) which is an inbuilt utility provided by Microsoft with MS Outlook. To operate this tool, follow the given guidelines:

  • Exit Outlook if it is running.
  • Double-click on Scanpst.exe which is located at: drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12.
  • Enter the name of infected .PST file and click start.
  • If errors are found in specified PST file, you will be prompted to start the repair process to fix the errors.
  • Start Outlook by using your corresponding Outlook profile.
  • Click Folder List of the Go menu.
  • From the Folder List choose Lost and Found folder which contains the folders and items recovered by the Inbox Repair tool.

When above steps get completed successfully, your PST file issues may be resolved. But, there is no guarantee that you will get desired result because it can fix only minor PST file issues. Usually, it is not enough to fix your severe errors like “An unknown error has occurred. 0X80040600”.

Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) has few limitations which are mentioned below:

  • It cannot repair PST files that have size above 2GB.
  • It cannot repair highly damaged PST files.
  • It repairs PST file in ANSI format only.
  • Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) hangs endlessly and does not perform the repair.
  • Many times, Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst) leads to lose of important email data.

If you are looking to repair complete infected PST file and recover your precious email data then you have to try a third party tool. Among a number of available PST recovery tools, Kernel for Outlook PST repair is the best tool. It gives you far better result than the Scanpst.exe utility.

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