|Office 2016 for Mac no longer includes the ability to rebuild or repair profiles. It is recommended to create a new profile.|
Outlook for Mac works with Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud Learn more about Microsoft 365 Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneDrive, with the best tools for the way people. Note: The ability to manually repair or rebuild a database is not available in Outlook 2016 for Mac.If a problem such as Outlook data corruption occurs, Office 2016 for Mac automatically repairs and rebuilds the Office database for you. For more information, see About the Office 2016 for Mac database. Till now, you have successfully created backup of your Outlook identity folders and its time for Outlook 2011 Mac Database Recovery. Go through following set of instructions to perform the same: Press Option key from your keyboard and click on desktop icon of Outlook 2011. This will open Database Utility Window in front you.
You must quit all applications before you continue with the following steps. To quit an application, click the <application name>menu on the toolbar (top), and then select Quit. If you cannot quit an application or do not know how, hold down the Command and Option keys, and then press Esc on your keyboard. Select the application in the Force Quit Application window, and then select Force Quit. Click Force Quit to quit the application.
Note You cannot quit Finder.
When you are finished, click the red close button in the upper-left corner to close the window.
Before you perform any database maintenance, make sure that you have at least three times as much hard disk space available as the current size of your Outlook identity. For example, if the identity is 1 gigabyte (GB), there should be at least 3 GB of free space available on the hard disk (not including the space that is needed for virtual memory).
To determine the size of your identity, follow these steps:
When you create an Outlook identity, hard disk space is allocated for the data that the identity receives as you work. When you add and delete messages, appointments, tasks, and notes, the database can develop wasted space.
To back up your identity, follow these steps:Form for mac.
You have created a backup of your identity (or identities) and are ready to continue.
Note This backup can be used by third-party database recovery software, which generally work better on non-rebuilt identities.
Note You can also browse to the Database Utility by opening the Application folder and then opening the Microsoft Office 2011 folder. Open the Office folder, and then double-click Microsoft Database Utility.app.
Start Outlook and see whether the problem is resolved. If the problem is not resolved, contact IS&T Help Desk to assist you in creating a new identity in Outlook 2011.
Error – “This application failed to start because OLM.DLL not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem”.
If this error hits your system, means Outlook 2011 for Mac is inaccessible and the application needs to be re-installed, but the problem is if you try to re-install the application, you might end-up losing previous data. Secondly, Outlook for Mac doesn’t allow OLM file to open on other email clients or operating systems, apart from Mac, thus ruling out the option of backup on other systems. To avoid losing email data, opt to rebuild Outlook 2011 for Mac which will not only help in resolving the current error “application failed to start” but also help in retrieving valuable database.
Before acquainting with the methodology, let’s have a look at the probable symptoms when Outlook for Mac stops responding as per expectations:
What factors trigger the above-mentioned error symptoms? The common reasons which may result in corruption of Outlook 2011 Data file are:
There might be more reasons which result in Outlook for Mac data corruption. Whatever be the cause of the error, it is mandatory to repair and rebuild Outlook for Mac for efficient data recovery:
Steps to rebuild your Identity Database
Step 1: Switching off all the applications
Step 2: Identify the amount of space available on Hard disk
Maintenance process always needs double space and in this case of database maintenance, you need to have three times as much space as the current Outlook size is. If your Outlook database is 1 GB, you need to have 3GB space for efficiency.
Step 3: Get the backup of current identity
As the name suggests, backup is essential to avoid the risk of losing data
By this method, You have created backup of your current identity
Step 4: Rebuild Database using Inbuilt Utility
4. Rebuilding Main Identify window will open and show the progress. When the operation is completed, you will receive the message “Your database was rebuilt successfully.”
Start Outlook 2011 application and verify if the problem is resolved. If the problem is resolved, proceed to access Outlook 2011 for Mac but if the problem still persists, proceed to create a new Identity to further resolve the issue.
This step is applicable when you have created two different identities on the same system. Here Outlook may be configured to have more than one identity with each identity-constituting a separate set of e-mail, address books, tasks, calendars, account settings, and more. Multiple identities may face corruption due to a single file-damage. Create a new identity to resolve the error.
Step 5: Create new identity in Outlook 2011
Chances are that the database is still in the corrupt state even after the rebuilding database identity. Now that you have tried to rebuild database and the problem is not resolved, choose the most performing OLM repair software. One such tool is Stellar Repair for OLM software which not only repairs corrupt database but also retrieves the archived and deleted data, if required. You can choose a single folder from the database or select the complete database, this is solely at your discretion.
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