For those of you who have been working with MS Outlook for a long time, you might have encountered problems such as slow working speed of your application or facing error messages while trying to access your Outlook contacts and other features.
And as such, in this article we take a look at one of the most notable error messages that users face while working with Outlook. These are called Invalid XML errors.
Now one such error message that you might find difficulty with, on your Outlook program is if your PST file name has been labeled as “Outlook.pst” prompting you with an error:
“Outlook.pst cannot be accessed – 0×80040116”
What causes “0×80040116” Error Message to Display on Outlook
The main reason behind “0×80040116” error message displaying on your computer screen can be because of the index of your Outlook PST file being damaged.
Now, whenever the index for your PST file is damaged, you might find it difficult to access your Outlook files and that your Outlook application will start running slow. In relation to this error, the first thing you need to do is to scan and repair your PST file as soon as possible. Because if not, your Outlook PST file can lead to further corruption as a result of virus attacks, abrupt system shut downs, unexpected power cuts, software and hardware malfunctioning and many others as well.
PST file damage strictly means the loss of crucial contacts, emails, notes, to-do lists, calendar items, journals etc. stored on it.
How you can resolve the Issue
In trying to get rid of the same issue and problem with your Outlook PST file, you can try to recover your corrupted Outlook PST Files by following the instructions as given below:
Using the “Scanpst.exe” Utility:
Some of you might be familiar with scanpst.exe to be a default tool in repairing damaged and corrupt PST files.
And as such, under these situations, Microsoft’s Inbox Repair tool can be the solution to your problem. Scanpst.exe may have certain disadvantages as compared to the Inbox Repair tool owing to which it might be difficult for you to perform optimally. The same scanpst.exe facility can only repair corrupt PST files associated with header corruptions and will not be able to solve other issues. And chances are that even if you try repairing your PST file using the Inbox Repair Tool, it may report that no errors were found.
This completes our guide.
Hope you found the information on this article helpful in getting rid of the invalid XML error.