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Something Wrong With the Data Files and Outlook Needs To Close – Resolved Error

The computer is connected to a network due to which our emails were on the Exchange server. I was encountering one or the another issue with an account. Basically, when I opened Outlook 2013 on different machines I was again-and-again encountering only one error message all-time i.e., “Something is wrong with one of the data files and Microsoft Outlook Needs to close”. I thought that I can resolve this error using inbuilt Inbox repair tool of Outlook. Therefore, I used this free tool but, it managed its working only for a short time duration by first eliminating an Outlook user profile and then again reconfiguring it. This solution worked for just about 36 hours and the issue again started.  Thus, in this blog, I am going to share all possible solutions to permanently fix this error message.

Causes of This Outlook Error
  • Error due to Installation of Network Devices: The networking devices like firewall, routers, hub, etc., might block the installation procedure of Office suite. This means that due to improper installation such error might occur.
  • The presence of Pre-existing Version of MS Office: If the existing edition of MS Office is not installed on a system then, such Outlook error might occur. Therefore, it is a recommendation to Outlook users that they should be updated from the latest version of Office.
  • Improper Activity Performed In Office Suite: If the proxy settings are enabled on your machine or any failure while processing had occurred then, it will result in incomplete installation or configuration of Office suite. Hence, as a result, an Outlook error message may also occur. 
Solutions to Fix Outlook Error
In order to debug this Outlook error, one needs to choose any one or more following solutions:

Measure #1: Disable Security Applications and Firewall
If you are encountering an error: Something is wrong with one of the data files and Microsoft Outlook Needs to close then, temporarily disable your system’s security measures. These measures involve following activities:
  • Turn off working of antivirus software, which is installed in machine
  • Disable the firewall or any other network device security from your PC
After performing this measure, try to operate Outlook and if the error still continues then, move to next approach; else stop here itself.

Measure #2: Uninstall/Install Office Suite For Error Fixing
For the accomplishment of this procedure, you need to first disable security software and firewall. After this, go through following a set of instructions:
  • If you are having a licensed version of Office then, login into 
Note: If you have already purchased a product key for Office then, go to and then enter the product key.
  • Enter username and password in order to access online account
  • Click on Install >> Download and then installation procedure will get started, after establishing a successful configuration
  • When installation gets finished, click on All Done button to continue
Microsoft Office suite with its latest version is now successfully installed on your system. Now try to access Outlook and run the data file in it. 

Measure #3: Making Changes/Updates in Windows Registry
After performing scanning on OST/PST file, configuring Outlook profile, and removing & installing Outlook, if the problem still continues then use this approach. The solution involves usage of Windows registry where Outlook application is installed on the machine.
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\OFFICE\OUTLOOK\PST\ PROMPT REPAIR location and see the value on current window
  • If the value is mentioned 1 then, change it to 0 
This procedure might work by starting Outlook and then, you can work without rebuilding a new profile.
If in case these above-mentioned approaches do not work then it means that Outlook data file i.e., PST file had gone corrupted. Due to corruption in the storage file, Something is wrong with one of the data files and Microsoft Outlook Needs to close error message is occurring. Therefore, one can use an Outlook PST recovery solution for debugging the problem and continue working for task accomplishment.

Something Is Wrong With One Of Your Data Files And Outlook Needs To Close: This error can be resolved either with re-installation of Office suite or with help of different PST recovery solutions. In addition, it is a recommendation to Outlook users that whenever they are installing Office suite, they should first disable security software and firewall of their machine and then proceed further with the installation procedure.

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How to Sync Outlook 2010, 2011, 2013 Calendar With iCloud?

In the present arena Cloud Computing is playing a virtual role in the world of technology. Similar to the technologies that were only available to large-scale enterprises in their initial stage, Cloud Computing has also scaled down for small-scale enterprises as well. Although this technology shares a common conception of maximizing computer resources, there underlies a huge difference between desktop based and cloud based technology.  
If the users are having iPhone or iPad then, they must be aware of iCloud (an online storage), which is offered by Apple for numerous of Mac devices. Moreover, Apple has also launched a new edition of iCloud that is compatible with Windows OS as well. As most of the Windows, users utilize desktop-based email client like Outlook for their data management. Therefore, they need to store their data on the cloud as a backup. It works in its best way to transfer files from iPhone or iPad directly into the PC. In the following write-up, we will discuss the way to synchronize Outlook Calendar to the Cloud.

About iCloud
the iCloud account is completely free to sign up for utilization. Moreover, its free service includes the storage of 5GB. However, users can buy the extra space for storage if required, which is of £14 per year for extra 10GB, and going up to £70 per year for 50GB. However, for PC it has some limitations that sending photos from an iPhone to PC is fully automatic. For transferring a spreadsheet or word file from PC need log in to the iCloud site in a manner to upload as well as download files. On Windows PC, iCloud only store the information of Outlook 2007 and 2010.

Way to Install and Use iCloud on Windows
There is a systematic description of installing iCloud Control Panel for Windows PC. Users can follow the mentioned steps:
1. Firstly, browse and select for Windows PC option. Download iCloud for Windows.
Note: This works on Windows 7 or later versions to perform sync Outlook Calendar with iCloud Windows.
2. Once it is downloaded login to iCloud by entering your credentials.
3. Sharing documents with the help of iCloud is a bit complicated as it is difficult to transfer documents from an iPhone or iPad to PC directly. It is important to log in user’s account at >> click iWork.
4. The iCloud version on PC only works with Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010. 

Sync Outlook Calendar with the iCloud Calendar 
Once the iCloud for PC is installed on the system then, synchronization can be set to be performed. Select the desired data to be synchronized with iCloud accordingly. For example, you need to synchronize Outlook 2007 calendar with iCloud then; schedule the synchronization procedure then, iCloud for Windows will start synchronization automatically.  Users cannot only synchronize calendars but contacts, as well as other crucial data, can also be synchronized.
After the procedure is completed, they can access MS Outlook Calendar with iCloud further, that data can be synchronized with any iOS device such as iPhone, iPad, etc. If the user makes any changes then, all the changes will automatically synchronize Outlook calendar with the iCloud account.  Synchronizing Outlook calendar with iCloud allows users to save their crucial data online on the cloud for safety. However, changes can be made from anywhere and anytime. For this, only credentials are required to perform the process.
Moreover, sometimes the need of users is to synchronize their Google Calendar with iCloud. Therefore, they firstly need to synchronize Google Calendar with Outlook after that they can perform the above process to synchronize Google Calendar with iCloud.

Data safety plays an important role for the work continuity. If the data is lost then, it creates a problem for all kind of users. As calendar holds all the schedule of the business users mainly so, it is important for them to manage timely and it is difficult for one to carry the laptop all the time. Therefore, in the above-discussion, we have discussed a way to synchronize Outlook Calendar to the Cloud so that they can access the data anywhere and anytime with an efficient way.
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How to Fix MS Outlook 2016 Hangs on Loading Profile Issue

Microsoft Outlook is used for Organization purpose for accessing the emails in daily routine.All of sudden, many Outlook users face a common issue that it hangs or crashes while loading users profile and it stops responding. It starts stuck or froze on loading profile and goes on even after waiting for a long time. It suddenly keeps crashing or hanging at start-up. Due to this issue users become more irritate to access the Outlook profile. It hampers their regular working and creates a hurdle in the continuity of the work-flow. In this article, we recommend multiple solutions of the problems in an efficient manner. In the following section, we will discuss multiple ways to overcome Outlook hangs on loading profile or startup issue.

Multiple Ways to Solve Outlook Stuck at Loading Profile 

Most of the users are using Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 & older versions; the application gets damaged or corrupted. There must be a need to overcome this Outlook frozen at loading profile issue by using several ways. There are several solutions to resolve this issue/bug as mention below. The users will follow these steps during crashes or hangs repeatedly while loading Outlook users profile:

Method 1: Rename Outlook PST Files

In case if Outlook unable to allow users to rename their .pst file, that means whether MS Outlook is still using it or may be users have any indexing application installed in their Computer system. Thus, with Outlook, users need to kill their indexing software too. After doing this, try to rename the .pst file and then, check if Outlook opens. If it does, that indicates users Outlook Personal folder file (.pst) got damaged. So, first users have to repair corrupt PST file using SCANPST.EXE which is a free tool developed by Microsoft. 

Method 2: Performing Shortcut key to Resolve Issue

1. Press Windows Key + X and then, select Command Prompt option
2.  After that, type the following command and press enter:
3. Now, restart the Desktop. In last, Outlook 2013 profile should open without any issue.

Method 3: Problem with Profiles/Accounts

Sometimes, loading profile issue also happens because of conflict with account and profile corruption. To solve this issue, follow below steps:

1. First of all, You must open Outlook 2016 in safe mode. For performing these below steps.
2. Press Windows logo and R Key on the keyboard. After that, open the Run command dialog box
3. Now, enter outlook.exe/safe and then, click Enter key to open Outlook 2016.

Note: Make sure to add space between outlook.exe and /safe. Else you will get Windows unable to find outlook.exe /safe. Surely, you must enter the name correctly and then, move to further step.

4. In case, when you can view the Choose Profile option then, select the suitable profile(if you have multiple accounts) and after this press OK button.

Now, Outlook 2016 should be opened without hanging while loading the profile.

5. Next, close the Outlook program. Now again, start the Outlook program normally. The program must start without any kind of issue.

If your Outlook does not open in safe mode, you need to create a new profile in Outlook.

Method 4:  SonicWall VPN Software

If you have installed Virtual Private Network(VPN) software, either uninstall them or even remove the application from startup Windows and then, restart your Computer system. If VPN software’s are the offender, disabling their automatic startup or uninstall them to resolve the issue.

Method 5:  Without Installing VPN Software
In case, if you are working in a corporate world where uninstalling a VPN service is not capable and open the Outlook account in safe mode performs well, that means add-ins from VPN software creates the trouble for users. So, users need to run the following command:

If MS Outlook works perfectly after running the first command, let it be or even try another command. Any of the ones must work for you and gives the better result. But running the second command, it will take a while before Outlook might open successfully.

Method 6: For Windows 7 & 8 Users
1. First, need to open Run command by clicking Windows Key + R shortcut. Now type the following:
2. After that, press Enter. Locate “Desktop Window Manager Session Manager” and double-click on it.
3. Now, change the startup type from Automatic to Disabled.
4. Next, restart your Desktop. Finally, Outlook 2013 Should be opened.

Method 7: Kill Task Manager
1. First, kill the “Desktop Windows Manager” from Task Manager.

2. For Windows 7 & 8 users, follow the above solution 6.
3. Now, open Microsoft Outlook account and verify. 

Method 8: Sometimes hardware acceleration can cause the issue. Need to open MS Outlook in safe mode as discussed in solution 3 and go to file >> choose Options >> Advanced.
After that scroll down to display and mark check on “Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration”
Now, close Outlook 2013 platform and then, restart your Computer system.

Outlook 2016 or Outlook 2013 is the best desktop-based email client out there for Windows operating system. However, while accessing this application, users face various issues. One such issue is mentioned i.e., the Outlook hangs on loading profile. Therefore, in the above discussion various solutions are discussed to overcome this issue. 
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Learn How to Fix Outlook 2016 Error 0x800cce05 in Window 10

Though MS Outlook is one of commonly used email client in several organizations, it does not mean that users of Outlook never face any issues. One of the problems that user encounters is related to sending and receiving emails using Outlook, the code of the same issue is Error 0x800cce05. This error is usually seen while using MS Outlook 2016 in the Windows system that has been upgraded to Windows 10. The article will be describing the error in details and the solution to fix Outlook 2016 Error 0x800cce05 in Window 10 system.

About the Error 0x800cce05
Most of the users are having this error when they click on Send/Receive emails using Outlook 2016 in Windows 10 system. The error restricts user from sending new emails through Outlook. Users may able to receive incoming mails but they are not able to send mails to other contacts. The error displays the following message displayed below:

Issue is seen as Windows 10 is the latest OS developed by Microsoft and reinstalling the Connector and deleting the Outlook account may not work properly. Other reasons for the occurrence of the same error are:
  • Corrupted system files that causes conflicts with MS Outlook 
  • While trying to add IMAP/POP3 account in MS Outlook 2016
  • Upgrade to Windows 10 system from older version 
  • Internet Security applications installed on the system
How to resolve the Error 
Steps that need to be followed for resolving the Error are as follows:
  • In Windows 10 system, swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Search
  • Type Command Prompt in the search box and right-click on Command prompt
  • Select Run as administrator option and click on Yes

  • When the command prompt window is opened, type the command ‘sfc /scannow’ and press ENTER.

Note: System file Checker (SFC) is a Windows inbuilt utility to allow users scan the corruptions in windows system files and restore the corrupted/damaged files. 

  • sfc /scannow is used to scan all the protected system files & in order to replace the corrupted files in the system with a cached copy. 
  • The system scanning process will begin starting from the verification phase of system scan.

  • Wait for the verification process to complete up to 100% and command prompt window should not be closed.
  • Upon completion of the scan process, close the command prompt window
  • Restart the MS Outlook 2016 and Outlook will be working normally again.
Another alternative solution that user can try if the above method does not work is by fixing the internet security applications present in the system. These applications may cause the error by blocking calendar & other services of MS Outlook. It may hinder the normal working of the Outlook’s operations. User can allow the calendar & other services of Outlook that was blocked by internet security software to fix the error. It can be done by reset or uninstalling and installing the software again. 

The article has been aimed to help user resolve the common issue encountered while using MS Outlook 2016 in the system that has been upgraded from old version to Windows 10. The possible causes of the error have been described in details along with the solution to fix the same issue seen in Outlook 2016. 

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Improve Loading Speed of Website & Cross-Examine by Google Tool

Ultimate Ways to boost Website speed on Google

Speed is the most crucial element for running a successful website. Moreover, to give lag-free and responsive user’s experience, fast loading website directly affects the performance of website. As fast loading websites benefit from higher SEO rankings, conversion rates, user engagement, etc. Therefore, speed of website is important not for just good ranking but to maintain high bottom-line profits as well. There are various ways to improve/increase loading speed of website are mentioned below:
Selecting the appropriate hosting for venture is the basic step to start a website. Hosting website with professional configuration can be helpful to speed up Website loading.
  • Browser Caching: Users should set expires header as resource on their websites because browser stores all these resources in its cache such as .jpeg images. Expires header tells the browser about the resource on website required to be requested from source or can be fetched from cache of browser. Therefore, when the visitor visits the website again, it will load website faster as the browser already has all images available.
  • Enabling the Signal: Keep-Alive signals plays significant role on internet as it sent signals at predefined intervals. Once the signal is sent and if no reply is received then, the link is expected to be down and the data will be routed through another path until the link is up.  In fact, HTTP keep-alive permits TCP connection alive and helps in reducing latency for following requests.
  • Compressing the Request: HTTP request is made up of every element such as images, scripts, style sheets, flash, etc. As there are more ON-Page components then, it will take more time to render the page. To improve this, users need to increase the speed of site to simplify design by:
  1. Using CSS in place of images.
  2. Merging various style sheets into one.
  3. Reduce scripts and keep them at bottom of page.
Tip: Begin the campaign for reducing the number of components on every page to minimize HTTP request to make the page render and improve website performance.
  • Redirect Cache able: Many times, mobile pages redirect the users to diverse URL that making redirect cache able helps to speed up the load time of page for the next time. It can be done by utilizing 302 redirect via cache lifetime of a day. It must include Vary: User-Agent and Cache-Control: private. It helps to redirect the visitors via mobile devices.
  • Utilize CDN : CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a collection of web servers that are distributed across various locations to transport the content to users more efficiently. The server chosen for content delivering is based on proximity of network.
  • Content Elements: As there is no complete access on server, therefore content elements are essential things that can be manipulated.
  • Reduce Redirects: Many times to specify the new location of track clicks, URL, connect various parts of site together or backup multiple domains that are required for redirecting from one URL to other. While keep on redirecting that is technically important but user cannot find any result. There are some recommendations by Google:
  1. Never refer URLs on your page, which is redirecting to other URLs.
  2. Do not have more than one redirect to the particular resource.
  3. Reduce number of additional domains, which creates an issue in redirecting but not the server content actually.
  • Eliminate Query Strings: Users cannot cache link with a ‘?’ in its URL even if there is a cache control: public header.  It acts as Ctrl+F5. It should be utilized for dynamic resources only. Utilizing two dynamic URLs with a question mark due to utilization of metrics are reasonable but for two or three queries.
  • Specific Set of Characters: For speeding up browser rendering, specify a set of character in HTTP headers. This can be done by adding a simple code into header.
Note: If the user is sure about the character set then, they can use PHP function instead as it helps to reduce the size of request. So, utilize HTML in place of PHP everywhere is possible.
  • Minimize Code: Decrease the size of page and network as well as speed up time of loading by removing HTML comments, white space, empty elements, and CDATA section. Users can utilize online tools to optimize and compress codes and can save user’s time.
  • Avoid Irrelevant Request: If the links are broken then it results in occurrence of 404 or 401 error code. Users can fix the broken links specially images to remove the occurrence of an error and speedup the website.
  • Server Resource: The resources that are shared across various pages, users must be sure that every reference to same resource utilizes identical URL. If there are resources that are shared via various sites, which link each other but these are hosted on various domains. Then it is better to use single hostname to serve file then to re-serve it via host name of every parent document.
  • Minimize DNS Lookups: DNS lookups take an important time to look the IP address for hostname. Until the lookup is completed, browser cannot perform anything. Response time can be increased by reducing number of unique hostnames.
Note: Put all images, which are loading each page of your site as it helps to minimize DNS lookups.
Optimize Images
Users are required to focus on three things with images- format, src attribute, and format.
  • Image Size: Images that are oversized, website takes long time to load. That is why it is recommended to utilize as small images as possible. Users can utilize image-editing tool to crop the image size. Along with it, minimize the color depth to the lowest level of acceptance and remove comments from images.
  • Image Format:Users should utilize JPEG image format for their websites. PNG file format is also good to utilize but older browser does not support it completely. GIF file format should be utilized for simple graphics and animated images. It is recommended not to utilize BMPs and TIFFs format for images.
  • SRC Attribute: Once the user had received the right format and size of an image, it is recommended to code it in a right way. They should avoid empty src codes of images. In HTML image code should include <img src=””>. When the quotation is empty as there is no source then, the browser will request to directory of the page itself. It can lead to add unnecessary traffic to server and can even corrupt the data of user.
Tip: User must add src attributes with the valid URL and take proper time to resize the images.

  • Add CSS and JS: Setting the style sheet at the document head of page, i.e. CSS excludes the progressive rendering so that the browser will block rendering in a manner to avoid redrawing of elements of page. In many cases, users generally face white page until it is completely loaded. It helps to make the page according to W3 standards and adding the JS (Java Scripts) at the bottom of page for the similar reason.
Tip: To speed up the website do not forget to share your question and tips via commenting and do not forget to take the backup before making any changes.

Additional Tool Provided By Google
In order to increase load time of website users can cross-examine by Google tool. It helps to provide the relevant result for users. There are two mainly two tools that are discussed below:
  • Google PageSpeed Insights: It results the speed for both desktop as well as mobile site. It fetches the URL twice- one from desktop and another from mobile agent. Later it results a site rank, which is based on 1 to 100 on a scale. The site with the higher number is better optimized for speed. If the score is 88 or higher then, it means speed of site is well performing. There is also availability of chrome extension that allows the assessment of any page from Developers PageSpeed Tab. It gives a balanced overview of site’s speed and action to take in a way to improve the performance of page and site as well.
  • GT Metrix: It goes into the extensive details and results in full history of site’s page load times. It provides various monitoring tools such as video playback feature, various reporting options as well. It also permits users to export the complete history to CSV file.

I have also utilized the ‘Google PageSpeed Insights’ tool to examine the speed of my website page It is useful as it helps me manage my data properly. Moreover, it effects the ranking of my site that results in good traffic and page view on Google. Thank you so much Google for this effective tool.”

Slow loading of sites are the most annoying thing for both businesses as well as for consumers. That results in losing the traffic of website and returning customers. To overcome from such a situation various ways to speed up your website and cross-examine by Google tool are described, which results in good rank as well as traffic on one’s website.
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