MS Outlook is a great application developed by Microsoft, MS Outlook application is popularly used across the world. All the Outlook contacts, e-mails address and other files are stored in Outlook data file PST. In addition to this PST stores outlook user information, calendar entries, appointment schedules, tasks, notes and distribution list. With so much data, the size of PST increases which later results in corruption. A corrupt PST file could make outlook to slow down or not perform at all. So, it is advisable to create space in PST file and delete any extra files or media.
Older version of Outlook has PST size of only 2 GB which is very low comparing the data received by Outlook. Microsoft provides a feature to compact PST file and create space to handle data. Before knowing about the PST compact feature, check the types of PST file
PST File Formats
ANSI PST: The Older version of MS Outlook up to 2002 has PST file in ANSI format. It has a size limit of only 2 GB. Knowing the PST file cannot be increased, the other solution is creating space in the PST file by compressing it.
Unicode PST: Realizing the need of space in PST file, Microsoft introduced Unicode PST file format that is capable of storing 20GB to 50 GB of data. However growing needs, media, and attachments find this size limit low.
Corrupt PST File
There could be many reasons why an Outlook PST file gets the corrupt and large size of PST is among them. Oversized PST file gets corrupt easily which ultimately affects the Outlook performance. The problem can be severe when Outlook stops working due to large PST File. It requires proper management of Outlook and its data.
There are two methods by which data in Outlook can be reduced i.e. Compact PST File and Clean Up options
MS Outlook Cleanup
Compact PST Size
By following the above steps you can Compact PST size and open Outlook.
Security is one of the important factors in Outlook. E-mail messages consist confidential data and should be properly taken care of to avoid a data breach. Concerning the security factors, MS Outlook allows setting the password on PST file. But, many users forgot the Outlook PST password as they don’t use it for months and access it directly from Outlook.
Microsoft recommends changing the Outlook PST password regularly. Professional Outlook users should reset the PST password if they know the old password. It is a good practice and reduces the chance of unauthorized access. Users can change the PST password directly from MS Outlook Application. Check the steps given below
Reset PST Password Online
Recover Lost Outlook PST Password
While MS Outlook provides the facility to set password on PST file there is no such procedure to retrieve the Old password. If you have forgotten the Outlook PST password then it will become inaccessible, so we need to find a way to recover the lost PST password.
Manual methods to retrieve PST password are not safe and they can corrupt the PST file. So, better be use a professional tool that can retrieve the old password or gives the option to set new password without entering the old password. Outlook Password Recovery is one such software that let you set a new password.
You can download the Outlook PST Password recovery software from here
MS Outlook is a vast application it accumulates several other few tools like calendar, address book in itself. Each tool has its storage file and any problem in a single file throws error. When a user updates the Offline Address Book (.OAB) online from the Exchange Server he/she gets the error code 0x80072f06. This affects the whole application and should be resolved
There is a manual method to repair and recover Outlook Address Book (.OAB) of you are getting Outlook Error Code 0x80072f06 but it is good to use Outlook Repair tool. However, if you are looking for a free method to fix Outlook.OAB file error then we have discussed some quick methods.
Why OAB File is Corrupted?
Well dealing with issues in Outlook users wonder what is causing the error. Knowing this is important to prevent the error to occur in future. Major reasons for Outlook 0x80072f06
Fix Outlook 0x80072f06 Error
Create New OAB File
Sometimes issues with the already existing file cause the error in OAB. So, delete the already created file and create a new Outlook Address Book (OAB File). Connect the OAB file with Exchange Server to synchronize it. After the synchronization is complete then outlook will work normally without showing any error message.
Outlook Repair Tool
If you have tried all the manual methods to solve Outlook error code 0x80072f06 and it is not fixed yet, then the only method left is Outlook Repair Tool. This software is compatible with all versions of windows operating system. One can use outlook repair tool with MS Outlook version 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Outlook recovery software repairs all the corrupted files and restores them in their original form. Y
Synchronization between applications is important as it helps to know the items are available in both the applications. If synchronization stops then the items are not updated and it creates problems. Synchronization problem in Outlook.com and Outlook desktop application create issues and does not update the data files. Many users complain that Outlook.com is not synchronizing with Outlook.
When synchronization stops the Exchange Active Sync (EAS) account type will no longer be available for Outlook.com. So, any appointments, contacts, tasks, notes will support syncing when the Outlook sync stopped working. So, it is very important to synchronize Outlook.com to Outlook 2016, 2013 and other versions.
So, the first step to remove the account from Outlook and use auto account setup to reconnect the account as Microsoft Exchange Account. Synchronize the Outlook.com to Outlook and then compare the calendars, tasks and other data in both accounts.
Add Alias to Outlook.com
Now the first step is to add the account as Alias to Outlook.com. Now add outlook.com alias to account first and then set it as the primary account.
Configuring MS Outlook
Remove EAS Account
The next step is to remove EAS account
Now the Outlook.com will sync with Outlook desktop app. In this way you can remove the Outlook.com sync issues.