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  • Question

  • I am getting so sick of MS and Office products. For no apparent reason Outlook 2010 randomly gives me the can't access data file error. Sometimes it works other times it doesn't. Sick of it.

    My company recently gave me a Mac to play with. You know what I noticed? It doesn't have any problems. I mean like ever. Everything just works and doesn't need to be tinkered with endlessly to get it working.

    Goodbye MS. It has been a long painful relationship, and now I am done with you.

    Friday, April 19, 2013 1:09 PM

Answers

  • Hmm, I would explain that the "access data file error" is caused by many reason. In most of issue, the data file would be the root of issue. Try to use SCANPST file to fix PST/OST to check the result. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272227

    Meanwhile, large OST/PST file also cause the poor performance of Outlook, we highly suggest our user clean their mailbox or seperate the size of them.

    See the article "Outlook users experience poor performance when they work with a folder that contains many items on a server that is running Exchange Server"

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905803

    Again, your feedback is very important for us. Thank you for your continue to use Microsoft products.

    Tony Chen
    TechNet Community Support


    • Marked as answer by Tony Chen CHN Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:46 AM
    Monday, April 22, 2013 5:50 AM
  • What add-ins do you have installed on your Windows install that you do not have on your Mac? I have seen this issue at my place of work, and it always came down to one application not playing nice as the programmers for it did not code it well. Disabling the add-in resolved the issue. Before you go laying blame at MS doorstep start with basic troubleshooting, as MS is not repsonsible for the millions of applications developed for Windows and Outlook, which quite a few of them are buggy as the programmers take shortcuts that affect stability of other programs they integrate with. Now, when you are done whining try disabling add-ins until you find the responsible one.
    • Marked as answer by Tony Chen CHN Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:47 AM
    Friday, April 26, 2013 7:48 PM

All replies

  • Hmm, I would explain that the "access data file error" is caused by many reason. In most of issue, the data file would be the root of issue. Try to use SCANPST file to fix PST/OST to check the result. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272227

    Meanwhile, large OST/PST file also cause the poor performance of Outlook, we highly suggest our user clean their mailbox or seperate the size of them.

    See the article "Outlook users experience poor performance when they work with a folder that contains many items on a server that is running Exchange Server"

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905803

    Again, your feedback is very important for us. Thank you for your continue to use Microsoft products.

    Tony Chen
    TechNet Community Support


    • Marked as answer by Tony Chen CHN Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:46 AM
    Monday, April 22, 2013 5:50 AM
  • What add-ins do you have installed on your Windows install that you do not have on your Mac? I have seen this issue at my place of work, and it always came down to one application not playing nice as the programmers for it did not code it well. Disabling the add-in resolved the issue. Before you go laying blame at MS doorstep start with basic troubleshooting, as MS is not repsonsible for the millions of applications developed for Windows and Outlook, which quite a few of them are buggy as the programmers take shortcuts that affect stability of other programs they integrate with. Now, when you are done whining try disabling add-ins until you find the responsible one.
    • Marked as answer by Tony Chen CHN Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:47 AM
    Friday, April 26, 2013 7:48 PM