Fixing The Invalid XML Error In MS Outlook

Cannot Start Microsoft Outlook Invalid XML

Fixing Outlook Errors

MS Outlook has the strange habit of malfunctioning every now and then, displaying some kind of an error message. You might have encountered error messages like ‘cannot start Microsoft Outlook Invalid XML’ or error codes like 0x80042108, 0x80040119, 0x80040600, etc. It might be difficult for an average user to make sense of the cause of the problem from these error messages alone. Instead, you need to use these error messages as a reference for finding a solution to the problem online.

There are plenty of Outlook user forums online, where you will find the solution to such problems. You can also use the error code or error message and search in Google for help.

Dealing with the Invalid XML error

Many Outlook users have come across the error message ‘cannot start Microsoft Outlook Invalid XML’ and this often happens in the MS Outlook 2007 version. Normally, the error happens when you are trying to launch the Outlook application in your system. The application will fail to start and will display the aforementioned error message instead. This indicates that there is some error in the XML files preventing the Outlook application from loading properly.

Such errors can be corrected without much bother if you have some basic technical knowledge when it comes to dealing with such issues. But, the error might be caused by a number of reasons including a software malfunction, virus infection, or some error during the installation of Outlook. And so, the solution to the problem depends on its cause.

One of the troubleshooting steps that you can try in the event of such an invalid XML error is as follows. Go to the Start Menu and open the Run command execution provided there. Type in the Outlook.exe /resetnavpane command into it and press Enter.

Outlook File Corruption Error

Outlook Invalid XML Error

This should fix the problem in most cases. For good measure, delete the old corrupted XML file as well before you launch the Outlook application again. Outlook will automatically create a new XML file in its place. So, there is no need to worry about this.

To do that, go to the folder ‘Documents and Settings\… \Application Data \Microsoft \Outlook’. Delete the XML file you find there and launch the Outlook application. Outlook will create a new XML file and everything will run smoothly as it was before.

Also, remember to run a thorough system scan to get rid of any virus infections that might have caused this Outlook file corruption error in the first place.

Finding The Location Of Your Outlook PST File

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Outlook PST Errors

Most not-so-tech-savvy users have the habit of calling the Outlook support number even for the smallest queries. Just like every other Microsoft software product, Outlook too comes with an excellent Help guide, which is accessible from the main toolbar itself. Alternatively, you can just press the F1 key on your keyboard after launching the mail client to access the Outlook Help guide. By the way, this F1 keyboard shortcut is available for almost all Microsoft software products.

Outlook Help guide will have all the information you need categorized under different headings. Just click on one of these categories, go through the sub-categories and so on, until you find the information you are looking for. In other words, there is no need to contact the Outlook support number for every small query you have about the mail client.

Dealing with PST file errors

One of the common queries made by Outlook users is about the PST file and where to find it. Outlook PST errors are quite common and Microsoft provides a tool to fix these issues with the application. Finding the troubleshooting application is easy. The filename for the tool is ScanPST.exe and there will only be one file with that name in your system. So, you just need search for it.

When you run this tool, you are required to provide the folder path for the Outlook PST file, which needs to be scanned and repaired. To get this folder path right, just proceed as follows.

Go to the Outlook application and click on the Tools menu. Select Options from

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the drop down menu. On the Options window that appears, click on the Data Files tab. Here, you will see all the Outlook data files stored in the system including the PST file you are planning to repair. The name of the Outlook folder, its filename, storage location, etc. will be displayed there. From the list, select the Outlook PST you want to repair and click on the button Open Folder shown above.

A new Windows Explorer window will appear on the screen, where you will see the Outlook PST folder you just selected. Just copy this folder path and paste it into the ScanPST tool and hit the Scan button. The tool will now scan and repair the errors in the PST file and fix the issue.

Setting Up AT&T Email In Microsoft Outlook

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Outlook is a flexible email client that supports setting up of third party email accounts. Considering the multitude of features and advantages the program offers, it makes sense if you decide to set up your third party account on it. However, going about the same may seem to be a herculean task, especially concerning the many details that have to be entered during the setup. Microsoft Outlook support guidelines for setting up AT&T email account in the email client are detailed below.

Instructions

  • Open the Microsoft Outlook program using the desktop shortcut or from the Start menu.
  • If you are using Outlook 2010, click on the File button located at the top menu bar. From the available options, choose Info and then the Account Settings option.
  • If you are using Outlook 2007, click on the Tools button located at the top menu bar. Next, choose the Account Settings
  • Click on the Email tab in the Account Settings Select the New button. Now, click on the radio button found next to ‘Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP’ and then click Next. Click on the checkbox next to the option labeled ‘Manually configure server settings or additional server types’. In the consecutive windows, click Next, then Internet Email and then Next one more time.
  • In the User Information field, enter your personal details including name and email address. Choose POP3 from the drop down box located under the Server Information In the Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server fields, enter pop.att.yahoo.com and smtp.att.yahoo.com respectively. In the Logon Information section, you need to enter the Username and Password, which you use to access the webmail account. Click on the checkbox next to the option labeled Remember my password. Now, select the More Settings option.
  • Click on the Outgoing Server tab seen in the window that pops up. Click on the checkbox found next to the ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ option. You will see a radio button next to the ‘Use same settings as incoming mail server’ option, click on it.

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  • Click on the Advanced Click on the checkbox next to the ‘This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)’ option. You will see that the field number automatically changes to 995. If it doesn’t, change it manually.
  • Set the number in the SMTP field to Choose SSL from the drop down menu and click Ok.
  • Click on Next and then the Finish

Thanks to the Microsoft Outlook support for third party email account configurations, the program is still one of the most popular email clients in the world.

Outlook Update Leads To More Problems

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It appears that the recent non-security update for Outlook does no good at all. Microsoft released the non-security Outlook update through its Windows Update option. But users who have downloaded and installed this update seem to face unexpected problems in the application. It seems that users who are contacting the Outlook support number to know what went wrong are not given satisfactory responses either.

Microsoft criticized for frequent update failures

It is not the first time that an update from Microsoft is going wrong, causing unexpected troubles for the users. The tech giant had been criticized multiple times for update flaws in the past. The incident of the latest Outlook update issue reveals that the company hasn’t taken the issue seriously.

Designed to address bugs but ends up causing more problems

Sources close to Microsoft reveal that the problematic update codenamed KB2817630 was designed to address bugs in Outlook 2013 on Windows operating systems. However, users who downloaded and installed this update through the Windows Update service realize now that they were better off before. The new update causes unexpected crash of the Outlook application. For some users, the update flaw has even affected the OS performance. Owing to frequent reports about the bug issue, Microsoft has requested users to stop downloading and installing the problematic update until a new update is released. It appears that the update has been removed from the Microsoft site.

How to know if I have installed the flawed update?

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Outlook Problems And Solutions

Because this Outlook update is released through Windows Update service and most users are not downloading and installing it individually, chances are high that many are unaware about the fact that their Outlook has been updated with the flawed update. If you are one of them, here is a simple solution to know whether you have downloaded the flawed update.

Open your Outlook application and check whether the folder pane on the left side of the Outlook screen is in order or not. Many users have reported that the left-side Outlook folder pane appeared empty after the installation of the flawed update.

According to experts, the easiest solution to fix the problem is to uninstall the flawed update from the Control Panel. If that doesn’t fix it, consider contacting the experts via the toll-free Outlook support number. This will be helpful in fixing the issue.

Server Unavailability Issues That Appear When Accessing A Webpage

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Microsoft Outlook, one of the elite members of the software applications included in Microsoft Office suite, is not just popular, rather the best email client available. There are many features and functions offered, with which most business communications are made simple, organized and neatly managed. Like any other software, even Outlook is not perfect. There are many possible Outlook problems that may occur while using Microsoft Outlook.

Users of computer applications need to know that the program you are running depends on resources that are held on another system. The other computer we are talking about is the Server and has to be contacted over the Internet.

What are Servers?

There are servers all over the Internet and all internet users use them every day without actually coming across them themselves. Servers work with the local systems behind the scenes. The work being done is locally. This in fact is just a portion of the work your local program does. It may even be performed on some other system.

What are Clients?

Actually, your PC or local computer is referred to as the Client. The term client can also be used to refer to the program accessing various services on the Internet or network.

Networking

The application where the client receives services from a remote system is known as Client Server Architecture. It is the client that always contacts with a request for a service. The server gives the response. This simple request/response transaction is known as a connection. Web page to a Web browser usually follows this type of model. Certain applications require the client and server to maintain contact for some time and then exchange different messages.

Connection issue

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Now, coming to the connection issue, when you get an error message stating that the server is unavailable temporarily, then it is mostly because the server is too busy to fulfill the request at that moment. Actually, Internet servers have to handle thousands of clients every day, at times even millions. These systems have to divide their workload as a group of servers known as cluster.

Most of the times, the user has little or no control over where the client application goes for services. For instance, you may know that the Hotmail server and the user will not be gaining anything by directing the email client to another server. You will have to wait to for the server to function properly when such Outlook problems occur.

Dealing With The ‘Operation Failed And Object Cannot Be Found’ Issue In Outlook 2007

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Solving Invalid XML Error

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email clients that is used by many people. Outlook makes it very easy when it comes to sending and receiving emails. Apart from managing emails, you can manage tasks, calendar appointments, tasks and contacts. Though the application makes one’s job all the more easy, at times they run into trouble. Most of the issues that pop up in Outlook would be due to PST file corruption. On the other hand, there are issues that arise in Outlook due to Invalid XML errors.

When you select the send/receive button, an error message pops up which says ‘The object could not be found’. This is the result of a corrupt or damaged profile. The only resolution for this issue would be to delete and recreate the profile. Follow these instructions to find a solution.

Instructions

  • Go to the desktop and to the lower left corner of the screen, you will find the Start button. Click on the same.
  • From the Start menu, click on the Control Panel option.
  • Double click on the Mail icon.
  • This opens the Mail dialogue box. From the dialogue box, choose Show Profiles. On the other hand, this is also called Mail Setup in a few computers.
  • In order to add a new profile, click on the Add button. Type a Name for the profile that you are creating and then click on Ok.
  • Next, you need to type the Email Address for the profile and then choose Next.
  • The email address that you type is supposed to configure with Outlook automatically. From the list, select a Server Type and then click on Next. In case you find any other fields, fill it appropriately. Click on More Settings and make sure you have entered all the required details there as well.

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  • Hit the Finish button.
  • In the Mail dialogue box, select the Always Use This Profile option. When you select this, the profile that you are creating will be set as the default email account. Ensure that the email account that you created is selected.
  • In case you have multiple email accounts and would like to choose the email account every time you open Outlook, then you will have to select the option Prompt For A Profile To Be Used.
  • Click on Ok.

Hence the issues with Invalid XML error can be resolved with the above mentioned instructions. You may refer to our tech support column in order to find a solution for any other XML issues.

How To Add Windows Live Mail To Outlook

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Features Of Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is considered as the best email client in the world and has millions of users. This email client program from Microsoft reports very low number of Outlook problems. This makes Outlook a favorite of a lot of users.

Now, Windows Live mail is also an email service from Microsoft. However, it is not a standalone program and you will have to use any of the internet browsers to access this service. The major disadvantage of using Windows Live Mail is that you will not be able to view your emails if there is no internet connection. However, if you use Outlook, you can view the downloaded emails even if there is no internet connection. Therefore, experts advise that you start using Outlook instead of Windows Live mail so that managing your emails becomes simpler.

Outlook provides a simple technique for the users to access their Windows Live Mail service. You may download and install a connector in Outlook program that will help users to access Live mails from their Outlook. With this, you no longer have to launch an internet browser to view your emails.

Requirements

In order to download and install the connector, your computer’s operating system should be at least Windows XP. The Outlook version should be Outlook 2003 or any of the later ones. Once your computer satisfies these conditions, follow the steps below to download and install the connector program in the computer.

Steps Involved

  • Launch any of the internet browsers and navigate to the Microsoft Office Outlook web page.

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  • Download and save the file to any of the locations in the computer.
  • Double click the file OutlookConnector.exe and this will begin the installation of the program.
  • Launch the Start menu and select the option Microsoft Office Outlook to launch the program. Once Outlook comes up, you will receive a window that asks you to add the Windows Live account details.
  • Type your name, Windows Live ID and its corresponding password in the respective fields.
  • Press the OK button and the program will add the email account in the list of emails. Once the configuration finishes, you will find the Windows Live inbox in the Outlook program.

We hope that the above steps have helped you to add Windows Live email to your Outlook window. For further assistance on Outlook problems and Outlook settings, you may contact our technical support team.

Restoring Outlook’s Default Installations, Settings And Toolbars

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Outlook Original Settings

Microsoft Outlook is an extremely useful email client program and finds application in workplaces because of its ability to handle emails from multiple different email accounts. Outlook features various productivity tools, from a complete contact manager to task managers that allow users to handle large volumes of email in a short time. If you receive hundreds of emails a day and have to reply and send out another hundred, Outlook comes in handy, sorting out what is important and sending out mass emails at the touch of a button.

Apart from the productivity features that Outlook contains, Microsoft allows you to install and use Add-ins, tools and utilities from the internet. They enhance user experience and allow additional productivity features for which Microsoft Outlook does not have native support. While certain add-ins work like they are supposed to, some faulty add-ins might change your Outlook settings. From the Outlook menus, startup routines and toolbars, many features can get affected due to a faulty add-in. The root cause of the issue is bad-programming of these third-party tools and in certain situations, custom information for third party add-ins and utilities.

In such situations, it is best to restore the Outlook default settings to the prior state. The default settings will bring back the native toolbars. Outlook repair by bringing back default settings will also bring back the default Outlook settings. Bringing back Outlook to default settings is useful when you are faced with the following issues.

  • Outlook freezes when performing certain actions or slows down to a halt from time to time.
  • When Outlook menus and toolbars automatically vanish and are difficult to bring back.
  • When you receive Out of Memory errors or Microsoft error reports when you run the program.
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Removing Outlook Add-Ins

All the settings related to Outlook user interface are stored inside a file called OUTCMD.DAT. Outlook repair by troubleshooting the DAT file can be made by making the following changes.

  • Terminate the Outlook program if you are running it.
  • Locate the .DAT file, usually found in the default path, which is “C:\Documents and Settings\*USER*\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook” where USER is the name of the Windows login account.
  • Rename the file OUTCMD.DAT file and then restart Outlook.

This method works because Outlook automatically creates a fresh OUTCMD.DAT file and recovers original settings. Any changes to the user-interface made previously will automatically return to the default state.

Fixing The Hyperlink Issue In MS Outlook

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Invalid XML Error Correction

Most people prefer using Microsoft Outlook due to the fact that the program provides one of the safest and the most advanced emailing experiences. Also, it comprises of options where the Outlook users can securely store their personal and contact information.

While composing or accessing an email in Outlook, you can use hyperlinks that can enable you to open a pre-address email. In cases where the hyperlinks don’t function, it may be due to the improper marking of the text as a hyperlink. Sometimes, even Outlook is found to disable the hyperlinks for security.

Many users call up the Outlook tech support where they get invalid XML errors and Outlook error messages that says This Operation Has Been Cancelled. In such cases, it is often advised to adjust the computer’s default programs or import a registry key. Some of the troubleshooting methods to fix such invalid XML errors in Outlook include the following.

Resetting Internet Explorer

  • In cases where you use Internet Explorer as your Web browser, you can fix the disabled hyperlinks issue by changing the settings of IE. By doing so, you will be able to disable the toolbars and then retrieve the security settings to their default configurations.
  • Even if you do so, the personal settings in the browser will remain the same until you enable the Delete Personal Settings option while resetting IE.
  • By using an administrator Windows account, you would be able to reset IE. First click on Tools followed by Internet options. Now, you need to select the Advanced tab and then click on Reset.

Checking Phishing emails

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Invalid XML Error Message

  • In several cases, it has been found that users are not able to access the hyperlink option because of the incoming phishing emails that Outlook usually blocks. These emails are mainly intended to get personal information from users and direct them to websites where they would be asked to enter their information.
  • However, if you trust the source of the message and want to enable the same, you need to click on the notification and choose the Enable Links and Other Functionality option.
  • But if the email application flags a specific email as a phishing message, it is strictly advised to not follow the links in the message.

By following these steps, you can successfully fix the hyperlink issues in Microsoft Outlook. To get more assistance on Outlook features, you may contact our tech support team.

Fixing Error 0x80040600 In Microsoft Outlook In Windows 7

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XML Error Correction In Outlook

Outlook is one of the most popular email clients in the world, finding use in most workplaces that involve the use of computers. The email client application is capable of handling a large influx of emails from many email accounts, convenient in workplace environments where the user will have to deal with umpteen emails throughout the day. Apart from the email service, Outlook also provides several other productivity features like Calendar and Contacts.

However, Outlook has certain bugs and issues that are inbuilt to them. However, the bright side is, Outlook features inbuilt troubleshooting tools that help you sort out the issue by yourself, in a relatively short time. One of the most common errors users come across is Exchange Server Error 0X80040600 that pops up when you try to access emails from the application. This error comes up due to invalid XML issues and can be easily solved if you know how to correct it. Corrupted XML issues are one of the most common issues related to Outlook.

Here’s what you have to do to solve the Outlook issue:

  • Click on the Start menu icon and then click on the Search icon. This will bring up the Search window.
  • In the left side of the Windows pane, click on All Files and Folders icon.
  • Type in Scanpst.exe into the search box and then hit Enter.
  • Specify the location where you want to search for the tool by choosing C:// in the look in box.
  • Click on the Search icon and then double-click on the first link that is displayed. The search selection would be scanpst.exe.

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  • In the ScanPST window, click on the Start button in order to start the scan. This scan and repair tool will automatically scan the computer for PST files and fix them.
  • The time taken to complete the process will depend on the size of PST, which corresponds the number of emails that you have stored in your computer.
  • Once finished, click on the OK button in order to exit the tool.

Once you make all these changes, click on Microsoft Outlook to open it. You will notice that Invalid XML messages will not display once you make these changes. Corrupted XML issues are easily dealt with, once you figure out how to troubleshoot the issue. Moreover, the email client will work without any issues, and any problems it had, to access its email would disappear once these changes are made.