Fix Unknown error 0x80040600 from MS Outlook application !

Outlook has offered an inbuilt utility tool known as pst19upg.exe. This tool is specifically used for the purpose of upgrading older version of PST file to make it compatible with the newer Outlook version. But later this tool was used for recovery of the lost or forgotten password of the password protected PST file. It was found that after upgrading the PST file with this inbuilt tool the password assigned to the file gets removed and the file become password free. But at times it happens that you may encounter error issues like Unknown error 0x80040600 after using pst19upg.exe inbuilt utility tool.

This error message is a common issue faced by most of the Outlook users. Most of the time it happens that you forget or lose the password enforced to Outlook PST file. Thus you cannot perform any task like sending or receiving emails, accessing PST file data etc unless you enter the correct password. At that very situation you think of running pst19upg.exe tool and removing the password from the password protected PST file. But when you run this tool an Unknown error 0x80040600 is thrown on your system screen.

The error message displayed on your system screen look like following:

  1. "An unknown error occurred error code 0x80040600"

After receiving this error message the password gets removed from the PST file but still the file remains inaccessible. So you can not access your PST file data unless you fix this error problem from your system. To fix Unknown error 0x80040600 first you need to identify the cause behind this error. As per the sources it has been found that this error problem occurs due to corruption to the PST file due to the use of pst19upg.exe tool. Therefore it is always recommended to use pst19upg.exe tool on a copy of PST file to avoid such kind of situations.

In order to deal with this error you can run inbuilt Scanpst.exe tool. This tool is efficient enough to resolve every possible Outlook error and repair the damage PST file. The tool scans the entire Outlook database and repair the corrupted PST file making it accessible to you.

But this tool has a limitation of its own. It can repair the PST file only when the corruption occurs to the header part. In case if the corruption is within the file and is quite severe the tool may not be able to repair damaged PST and fix Unknown error 0x80040600 issue from your system. At that point of time the only solution left for you is to use third party Outlook PST repair tool. The advance and sophisticated algorithm of this tool repair the damaged PST file and also fixes error problem associated to it.