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PST Access Denied

After launching Windows 10, great number of users installed, upgraded or updated their older OS. But one of the problems which they faced is related with Outlook PST Error. After updating windows 10 they are unable to access their PST data in outlook and always end with error message “PST Access Denied”. In this article you will get all the info and solution steps to remove this error permanently from your PC.

Error Message:

“Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file

C:\Users\user name\Documents\Outlook Files\Outlook.pst. “

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Reasons behind this problem

The main reason behind this problem is permission settings. With the older version of OS all the permissions are set automatically when installed outlook but after updating OS to higher version users forget to change permission settings and due to outlook pst files gets inaccessible.

How to fix “PST Access Denied” Error?

It is very easy to fix this problem by changing permission settings of outlook pst files. Below is steps mentioned, follow them and fix problem.

  1. Go to file location : C:\Users\user name\Documents\Outlook Files\Outlook.pst
  2. Right click on your PST file and open properties.
  3. Select Security Tab
  4. Now click edit button and choose user account.
  5. Now select option “Full Control” permission.
  6. Close all the dialog windows and restart Outlook.


By this way “PST Access Denied” problem gets solved. But it is not the end of your problem. Most of the time PST files also gets damaged and you still unable to access mailbox and other item. In this situation you need a PST Recovery Tool like Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Tool. This tool is awesome, automated, light weight, lightning speed and fantastic. It does all the recovery process automatically and hardly you need to click 3 or 4 times to select option. It recovers all the data including deleted data from PST file and store them in a brand new PST File.

Recover Data and Fix PST Access Denied after Windows 10 Update

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