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How to Resolve “We Couldn’t Create the Outlook Data File” Error

Microsoft Outlook enables the users to manage their various email accounts in a single platform. Besides having advanced features the Outlook also has to suffer from errors.

So in the blog post, we are going to cover the common outlook error “we couldn’t create the outlook data file”. Where we will discuss the solutions to fix this Outlook error and the reason behind the creation of this error. So let’s get started.

Causes Behind couldn’t create Outlook data file

Below are the most common reasons that can be reasons behind the Outlook couldn’t create the Outlook data file:-

  • Low space on the hard disk can be the reason behind the Outlook error. Because the configuration of Gmail with Outlook requires a specific amount of space on the hard disk. The free space should be of size 2 or 3GB.
  • Bug in Outlook does not allow the users to add a new account in Outlook.
  • If the IMAP access is disabled then you will see we could not create the outlook data file message.

Techniques to Resolve couldn’t create Outlook data file

So here we mentioned the techniques that you can use to fix the could not create outlook data file error:-

Technique No.1- Disable Simplified Account Creation

  • Tap Windows+R and enter Regedit in the dialogue box
  • Now under the Registry Editor window visit this path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\setup
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  • Here do right-click on the blank side of the page. Tap New > DWORD (32-bit) value
  • Give the name Disable Office 365 Simplified Account Creation to a newly created folder
  • Then right-click on the folder created by you and click on Modify
  • Now in the next window enter 1 on value data and tap ok

So by following the above steps you will be able to disable the Simplified Account Creation feature. And you can add new accounts in Outlook.

Technique No.2- Using Control Panel to Add New Account

You can use the control panel to configure the mail account in Outlook by following the below steps:-

  • In first visit the Control Panel and tap the Mail option
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  • Now under the next window tap on the email accounts
  • The tap on the new. And enter all the asking details of the mail account and tap next.

Apart from this outlook couldn’t create the outlook data file error you can face PST file corruption error. And to fix the corrupted PST file the only best way is to use SysInspire PST Converter software. The software automatically scans the selected PST file which is corrupt and fixes all its issues with its scanning feature.

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Wrapping Up

This guide helps you to fix we couldn’t create the outlook data file error by following the techniques listed in this post. If you face any error in the PST file you can try SysInspire PST Converter software to fix any type of error from the PST file.

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