A Microsoft Outlook email forum. Outlook Banter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » Outlook Banter forum » Microsoft Outlook Email Newsgroups » Outlook - Installation
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Outlook set to look for offline files--will not open



 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 6th 08, 05:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Mr. Coffee
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default Outlook set to look for offline files--will not open

Outlook 2003 on Vista. Has been working fine until I was suddenly unable to
connect to my VPN server--but that's a different problem.

I opened Outlook, which informed me that it could not connect to Exchange
and offered "Work Offline" as an option. I selected that and got the error
message:
"Unable to open your default email folders. The file C:\users... is not an
offline folder file"

I clicked okay and the application closed. Now, every time I launch the
application, it goes straight to that error message. I have no other options.
I do not have the option to use my Exchange mailbox.

I found knowledge base articles around converting offline files to different
formats. That's not what I want to do. I want to use Exchange, but Outlook is
stuck in a loop.

thanks in advance.

Ads
  #2  
Old April 6th 08, 07:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Castell
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 62
Default Outlook set to look for offline files--will not open

Whilst connected to your VPN, create a new Outlook profile using the Control
Panel "mail" applet, add your Exchange server details and re-set your
offline settings.


"Mr. Coffee" wrote in message
...
Outlook 2003 on Vista. Has been working fine until I was suddenly unable
to
connect to my VPN server--but that's a different problem.

I opened Outlook, which informed me that it could not connect to Exchange
and offered "Work Offline" as an option. I selected that and got the error
message:
"Unable to open your default email folders. The file C:\users... is not an
offline folder file"

I clicked okay and the application closed. Now, every time I launch the
application, it goes straight to that error message. I have no other
options.
I do not have the option to use my Exchange mailbox.

I found knowledge base articles around converting offline files to
different
formats. That's not what I want to do. I want to use Exchange, but Outlook
is
stuck in a loop.

thanks in advance.


 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why doesn't Outlook open in offline mode? Shilps[_2_] Outlook - General Queries 3 August 21st 07 02:10 PM
Issues with offline outlook .ost files UWRFREPORTER04 Outlook - Installation 3 February 18th 07 05:51 PM
Can you view just your .pst files in Outlook offline? Tom Outlook - General Queries 4 January 22nd 07 02:56 PM
Outlook and Offline Files Christopher Bakos Outlook - General Queries 1 October 9th 06 01:23 PM
Working offline with Outlook folders to receive and send files bertolys Outlook and VBA 0 July 21st 06 02:38 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 2.4.0
Copyright 2004-2019 Outlook Banter.
The comments are property of their posters.