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Outlook Unable to Open Default Email Folders: Possible Causes and Solutions - Outlook PST Repair

Outlook Unable to Open Default Email Folders: Possible Causes and Solutions

Outlook unable to open default email folder is one of the common error message which most of the Outlook users encounter while opening Outlook account. You might have experienced this error message when you attempt to start Outlook account. The error appears in different forms as mentioned below:

"Unable to open your default email folders. Outlook could not start because a data file to send and receive mail could not be found. To add a data file such as a personal folder file double click the mail icon in the windows control panel"

Or

“Cannot create mail item because a location to send and receive mail could not be found”

Due to repeated occurrence of error message “ Outlook unable to open default email folder ” you are unable to access your account. There are three major reasons responsible for the occurrence of above error message. These are as follows:

  • Outlook is not able to connect to the network server where email folders files have been stored
  • Personal folders have not been created yet
  • Pst folder of mail profile have been corrupted or deleted

After getting the causes which has resulted in the situation of error message Outlook unable to open default email folder , you should go through each step to work around the problem.

In order to resolve the issue you should follow below cited steps:

  • In case if there is connection problem then try to restart your system and re-connect to the Internet again
  • If personal folder file has not been created yet then create a new profile
  • In case of damaged or missing PST folder run Inbox Repair Tool. It is inbuilt tool of Outlook which safely repair your damaged PST files and resolve the problem

In the case if Inbox Repair Tool fails to repair the corruption then you can use Outlook PST Repair Software to repair and restore your damaged PST files.

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