June 5th, 2018
March 5, 2021
So today’s question is how to resolve “Outlook could not create the work file” error?
I have been getting a lot of questions on my Youtube channel, on how to resolve this. And today, with this article, I would try to answer this.
Being a Microsoft Outlook expert and a user for more than 6plus years even I have also faced this error a lot of times. And to your surprise, I have even resolved it every time it occurred.
And do you know how much time it takes to resolve “MS Outlook could not create the work file” error when you start Outlook?
Only 15 minutes.
Yes, you have heard it right.
It takes only 15 – 20 minutes to fix this up.
However, to rectify this pop-up correctly, you first have to understand why this occurs and the steps of resolution.
So Let’s Dig In
There are situations when you launch your MS Outlook and it shows an error “Outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable.”
This error pops up primarily when you open Outlook and since it’s an MS Outlook error, there can be many reasons for its occurrence:
Follow the below steps to create a backup of REG file before doing any types of modification in the Registry Key stored in your Registry Editor
Note: The Cache string value varies from versions to versions.
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet File
Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista
Data: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
Windows 10, or Windows 8.1
However, if the above-mentioned methods don’t work and your Outlook still shows the same error “Outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable” then the only way to fix it by using Outlook PST Repair.
This is one of the best online application to resolve and fix any types of Outlook errors. The software not only resolve minor error but it can also fix errors related to data corruption and damage. So a one-stop-shop for Outlook users facing errors of any types.
Even being a reliable software, I always suggest my readers go for manual procedures first and then go for any tool. But always keep a backup of your emails and data before you start repairing or fixing the errors.
See no one wants to lose their crucial data for a wrong step. So hope, now you know how to resolve this issue for free. To know more such tips and tricks keep following this blog.