Written By Shreyansh Gautam
Updated on June 5th, 2023
If you are an Outlook user, you may have encountered an Outlook error code 0x80072f06. If you’re looking for a solution to fix it, this blog will help you in this situation. First, you get to know in detail about this error, after that, what are its reasons and how it can be solved. Follow us till the end of this blog.
MS Outlook is a commonly used and reliable email client that is used by almost every organization and many people today. It has a few bugs or errors, just like other email clients. One of them is unknown Error 0x80072f06.
This error frequently occurs in Outlook OST files, and it happens when Outlook does not synchronize with Exchange Server. Every email client uses a contact list in Outlook, and this contact list refers to the Offline address book (OAB). OAB looks like a GAL (global address list) that is there in the Exchange Server mailbox. The exchange server is containing the user detail contents like names and email addresses used by Outlook. Due to OAB’s presence, Outlook doesn’t have to connect to Exchange Server every time the user sends the mail.
This problem is more prevalent among users who recently migrated to another Exchange Server version. Because of that, users can not access the OAB. OAB is available on the server, but Outlook can’t find it.
Some common reasons behind this error are given below:
After knowing the reasons for this Outlook error, let’s move forward to know the solutions for it.
There are three manual ways to troubleshoot this error as given below:
Restoring the system to the previous time helps you to remove this error. For restoring, follow the steps below:
Wait for sometimes to restore the system. Then check for the issue after resetting the system.
The error can occur because the OAB file is incorrectly synchronized with Exchange Server. Therefore, removing the existing OAB file can solve it. Follow the below steps:
Manually update the OAB by following steps as mentioned below:
Navigate Tools >> Send/Receive >> Download Address Book in Outlook 2007 and earlier.
Navigate Send/ Receive tab >> Send/ Receive Groups >> Download Address Book in Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and Office 365 Outlook.
A second way to ensure you get a fresh copy of the OAB file is by renaming the OAB files at the end of the name with the .old extension. Follow the steps below:
Notice: For Outlook 2007 or earlier versions, you might have to rename the individual OAB files. There are six OBA files that you may find:
A manual update is triggered within the Outlook after deleting these files. These manual approaches will solve the Outlook Error Code 0x80072f06 quickly, but this process takes much time to execute. So, it is good to opt for a direct method.
To solve Outlook error 0X80072f06 quickly without any data loss, use OST to PST Converter utility. This tool helps in solving the corruption issues with Outlook OST files that generate these types of errors. Also, it maintains data integrity during the processing of the software.
We have explained the error 0x80072f06 in detail with the reasons for its occurrence. Also, we have provided all manual tricks and direct ways that help in fixing this error quickly. We hope you will get the problem solved with the help of this blog.
About The Author:
As a content writer, I specialize in Email Migration, Data Recovery, Email Backup, and File Management. I have been writing professionally for two years now. There is so much information available in this field that I am intrigued by the newer technologies and techniques.
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