Outlook 2016 Unable to load Outlook data pst file

davegoodo

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Hi, I'm in trouble with Outlook,
Initially I was having problems with Outlook "hyperlinks in messages not working". I have had this error before and long story short I used the Microsoft support and repair tool. What a mistake.

The result was during the repair tool process it asked me for another email and I do have an Outlook.com address that I hardly ever use, so I put that in. In no time flat it put the Outlook.com address as the main account in Outlook. This repair tool took over, it is the last time I will ever use one of these things. Anyway I was able to restore my main email account the IMAP Gmail account. But my old email account - with all my Data both current plus Archive data. It won't let me open it. This is hair pulling out stuff here. I have attached a jpg of the error it has been giving me when I try to go (through Outlook) to load all that data (there is a fair bit) which is my pre Gmail mailboxes.

Can you please help me resurrect my data please?

InkedOutlook_Error_LI.jpg
 

davegoodo

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
I've just added this additional Outlook Error message.

Connect_Error.jpg
 

davegoodo

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
This is the shortest post to a forum in history. My randomly rebooted (as it has been prone to do lately) and when it came back to the surface, I opened Outlook and Shazzaaam! All my data was there! It was a miracle, my new Gmail account was there and my old account which has all the data is back as well. What a relief! So I'll have to sign off on that, thanks for the forum. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Dave
 

davegoodo

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
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IMAP
The random rebooting is an issue for another forum, it wasn't something I elected to do. I have been having this problem for quite some time now, my PC just randomly decides to reboot, I don't know what is causing it, my sense is that it is a hardware problem but just what I don't know. It is mysterious, it can happen at any time and then not for another couple of days, or it happens twice in short succession. It is truly weird. Anyway, as I say it is an issue for another forum I suspect.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Have you looked in Event viewer? System and Application might have information that points to the problem. (for me, it was a failing hard drive.)
 
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