Registry or Installation Problem Error in Outlook
Microsoft Office Outlook is used as a personal information manager. Besides providing basic email client functionalities, it also provides Calendaring, Task Management, Note Taking, Contact Management and other additional features.
By: Axel Culver
As an example, you might receive the similar error message when performing regular tasks in Microsoft Outlook (like emptying the Deleted Items folder):
“The operation failed due to a registry or installation problem. Restart Outlook and try again. If the problem persists, please reinstall.”
The most probable reason for the aforementioned error to occur is that Outlook personal folder (PST file) is corrupted and contains damaged email messages. If you get this error while trying to empty Deleted Items folder, the folder contains damaged email items.
If you run Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe)
You can locate the damaged email items of Outlook personal folder file and delete them manually
If it doesn’t help, create a new personal folder and copy the items to it:
You should click Start and then point to Settings. Next, you should double-click the Mail and Fax or Mail icon
You can then select Personal Folder and click to access the Properties tab
Use Name windows and edit the name of your present personal folder file by adding the word ‘old’ to it
Next, you can click Add to add a new file and select Personal Folders. Click OK
Specify the name of new personal folder file and click OK
After this, you should accept all the default settings for this newly created personal folder file. Click OK and close the properties window
Start Microsoft Outlook
Select a folder by right-clicking it in the Folder list of old personal folder file. Next, in the shortcut menu, you should click copy. You should not copy the folder that contains damaged email items
Open the new personal folder file and click the copied folder in this file. Click OK
You should copy all these folders in order
Next, click Services in Tools menu
You should then select the new personal folder file on the delivery tab from ‘Deliver new mail to the following location’ list. Click OK
Close your old personal folder file and restart Outlook
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