How to fix "Error 0x8004060C" of Outlook?

Organizations and business individuals prefer to work around MS Outlook as it comprehensively manages all the activities on a single platform. It plays a key role in day-to-day activities of an organization. When user encounters an Outlook error, it discontinues all the current business activities and transactions.

A particular error in Outlook is so effective that it can turn all the related applications and files inaccessible. The most common error, which is received by users, is Error 0x8004060C.There could be diverse error messages that account this particular error):

These above mentioned errors could be caused by various physical and logical corruption issues encountered by MS Outlook or associated programs. Outlook Error 0x8004060C is a result of:

  • Corrupt Outlook PST or OST file
  • Exchange Server breakdown
  • Virus intrusion or malicious software encounter
  • Synchronization issues between Exchange Server and Ms Outlook
  • Exceeded defined storage capacity of Outlook files

Out of all these issues one most common point is the key reason behind such errors, which is growing size of the Outlook files, specifically PST file. PST file has defined storage capacity, which when exceeded causes vulnerable files. There are various methodologies to fix this issue permanently or temporarily.

User can reduce the file size by compacting it or shifting unnecessary data to another location to make required space in existing PST files or split the large file and save it in chunks at different locations. Some of these methods to reduce PST file size are described in brief as follows:

Vacant Deleted Items folder:

In case you haven’t noticed that your overloaded Deleted items folders also occupies total Outlook file storage capacity then it’s time to clean it. You can either do it manually or try automatic settings to keep it always clean:


  • Manual Method:
    • Go to Deleted Items folder and right click on it
    • Choose Empty Folder to vacant the folder
  • Automatic Settings:
    • Go to the File Tab
    • Select Options and click Advanced
    • Go to the Outlook start and exit section and check the checkbox stating ‘Empty Deleted Items folders while exiting Outlook
    • Click OK to save the changes you have made
Remove duplicate e-mails:

By default, a copy of every email that you forward to your associate resides in your Inbox and your Sent Items folder. In this way, the copied emails occupy unnecessary Outlook space. To eliminate these copied forwarded files, you can follow effective measures:


  • Manual Method:
    • Go to Sent Items folder and sort it by the recipient
    • Click on the header to accomplish the task
  • Automatic Settings:
    • Go to the File Tab
    • Select Options and click Save Message section
    • Go to the Send Section and uncheck the option ‘Save a copy of forwarded message’
    • Click OK to save the changes you have made
Restore individual e-mails:

User can restore the individual emails in various formats at different location and save the attachment to the same location for future usage. For this purpose, user can right click on email and click Save As option then select the required format to save the file. Subsequently, save the attachment in the same folder.

Create Archive through Outlook:

  • Go to the File tab and select Cleanup Tools
  • Click Archive option, select the folder you desire to archive
  • Select the “older than” date option
  • Click browse button to specify a desired location and define the file name, then click OK
Approach third party tool:

  • If user want to accelerate the process of fixing PST files then user must, take help of a third party PST recovery software that is capable of restoring and splitting PST files in desired size.

Outlook Error 0x8004060C can be easily fixed by following any of the above-mentioned procedures. Some of the methods consume time to accomplish the task, so it would better to take help of third party software like Kernel for Outlook PST repair in order to fix this issue instantly.

  

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