Microsoft Outlook’s latest version was included with many advanced features that were not present in its previous versions. As this application enables the use of the mail account in offline mode by creating an OST file, it is very beneficial for Outlook user’s to remotely access emails and other mail attributes from their mail account. But lately, many users have come across an error message saying that your Outlook data file cannot be configured and users do not understand what triggers this error message in Outlook 2010 and the latest version. So let’s dig into this a little more and put some light on the errors.
So there are currently three major known reasons which cause the error to occur and stops your Outlook data file from getting configured, They are:
Let us understand these in a little brief way :
This type of error is usually seen with Outlook users who have roaming profiles connected to MS Exchange Server in an organization. The roaming user profiles are saved on the shared network where, the users can easily access their Outlook profile from any computer which is connected to that shared network. Thus, while executing this action many times users get errors displaying your “Outlook Data File cannot be configured”.
This is one of the most common issues for error saying Outlook data files cannot be configured. While importing an OST Outlook profile might get crashed due to which OST file can get misplaced.
“Thus, your Outlook Data File cannot be configured error stops popping by recreating OST fille.”
Caution: The deletion of OST file and restarting it may not lead to satisfying results. Contents of ‘Contacts’, ‘Tasks’ and ‘Calendar’ folders might be deleted. It’s Better to use SFWare OST to PST Converter Tool to convert the components to the desired OST file into a PST file and avoid the data-deletion from that OST file. Later you can import PST file to MS Outlook to access emails.
OST and PST files get corrupted due to virus attack, logical error. Some times erroneous synchronization can lead to changes in Outlook OST which then cannot be configured, dislaying a message saying “Outlook Data File cannot be configured”.
Scanpst.exe works on the original PST file hence any changes cannot be reverted. Wherein, it’s better to use SFWare PST Repair Tool to scan the components as it always works on a copy of your PST file avoiding deletion and any damage to your original file. Thus, this acknowledges the users regarding the limitations of the manual method to solve “Your Outlook Data File Cannot Be Configured” error. The manual method which is discussed above is very time-consuming and if ScanPST.exe finds that the PST file is corrupted, it may erase certain contents of the file which leads to permanent data loss. Wherein our quick-fix tool which is SFware PST Repair Tool, is known for its capability of even recovering deleted contents of PST files which has captivated many weary users. The tool fixes the Outlook PST files without even touching the original files as it totally works on a copy of your existing PST file. Hence th tool keeps the file safe and later saves the PST file data in any desired location.
How to Convert OST to PST (Quick Guide):
Launch and start the tool, from the main screen you can see two main options "Open OST File" and "Find OST File"
"Open OST File" - Click on this option to select the inaccessible, corrupt or damaged Outlook OST file
"Find OST File" - Use this option when you're not aware of the OST file path, where exactly the file is located in your system
And That's it, in the demo version you can preview the file and then later when you buy the product, you can see the body of the email messages.
Exit from your Outlook and Download SFWare PST Repair Tool on your system and complete the installation procedure
"Open PST File" - If you're aware of the PST file path present on your computer, then go for this option
"Find PST File" - If you do not know the location of Outlook PST file location, then choose this option
"Select Outlook Profile" - If there are multiple Outlook users/profiles existing on your computer, then this option will be appropriate
Choose the appropriate option and proceed further
then select destination folder where repaired Outlook file is to be stored and then click on "Repair"
Once the repair process is completed, you will be able to see "Your Outlook PST file has to be repaired" message
That's all, you can check repaired PST file and import accordingly
Why choose SFware when I already have a tool or can't I use ScanOST.exe or ScanPST.exe?
When an error is critical, and if the user is unable to access the application, then specialized tools and software become a part of the user’s need. SFWare is a commercially available tool that is easy to use and the best part is that you don't have to be an expert to use it.
Hopefully, with all these above-mentioned workarounds and steps, the error of outlook data file cannot be configured popup will be fixed.
Let us know which of the workarounds worked out for you smoothly to help you fix the Outlook data file cannot be configured error.