July 18th, 2019
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Many Outlook users’ encounters the set of folders cannot be opened error whenever they try to access their Outlook account. This error occurs due to profile issues or due to some external application interference. Whatever may be the reason but this error has become a nightmare for Outlook user. Therefore in this article, I will be discussing various techniques to resolve this error so that you can start using your Outlook account.
You can try the following methods and any method can fix your problem. There are possible chances that your Outlook Account is not up to the mark and therefore you are unable to start it.
It is one of the best methods to fix this issue. The user must start Outlook in safe mode because this avoids plug-ins and it is possible that plug-ins are conflicting the smooth working of MS Outlook.
If the Outlook application is runs successfully then there is a problem with your Add-ins so you must disable all the add-ins.
The navigation pane holds Outlook database folders like Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, and other items. When you configure navigation pane and Reset it, then all the settings which were customized are set to default. So the customized setting might be the reason for this issue.
Now see whether The Set of Folders Cannot be opened error has been resolved or not.
Once you enable the cache mode, I hope you’ll not face any kind of error.
Now launch MS Outlook with the new account and I hope your set of folder can’t be opened error would be resolved.
If all the above method are not successful and still you are facing the error then there is some problem with the PST files of MS Outlook. You can try the inbuilt utility of Microsoft known as Inbox Repair Tool. In order to repair the files you must follow the steps given below:-
Location of Inbox Repair Tool in Outlook 2016- C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
This method will repair your Outlook PST file and will fix Cannot Start MS Outlook error. If this method also fails then you have to bear some expenses and have to buy a Professional Outlook PST Repair Tool. A third-party application can only resolve your error therefor PST Recovery Software would be the best option.
I have discussed the various methods to resolve your query. You can try all of them because any method can fix your error. The exact reason for this error is some corruption issues with your PST file. So I have also mentioned a professional tool through which you can fix the set of folders cannot be opened error. I hope my blog has helped you.