Monday, August 30, 2010


Solve Error 0x800C012E | Outlook Express Could Not Be Started

Outlook Express Could not be started. The application was unable to open the Outlook Express message store. Your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full. Contact Microsoft Support for further assistance. (0x800C012E).
Possible reason for this error is the user to whom you are configuring Outlook express does not have sufficent folder rights or if the user does not belong to Administrator Group.

Find where Outlook Store Folder Is. To determine the location of your store, On Outlook Express | click Tools| Options| Maintenance| Store folder.

Since it is understood that you cant open the outlook express due to the above error, you can find the store folder either

C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
or in very rare situation it will be
C:\Windows\Application Data\Outlook Express\{GUID}
or  to any other specific location if you changed your store folder location.

Check if the user is having sufficent right for that folder, and if the user is not having administration rights, make sure you give full rights for that particular user in the store folder.

Default Store Folder Location:
All of Outlook mail folders and messages, and all of your subscribed newsgroups and messages are stored in one folder called the store root, or store root folder, or store folder, and in at least one place in OE, the Store root directory.
{GUID} is the Global Unique IDentifier (technical jargon for a unique long number) used to specify an Identity. Depending on your operating system and upgrade history, your store folder might be located elsewhere.


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