One of the most damning errors you can get on Outlook is the Outlook Error code 0x80040119. With Outlook error 080040119, you will find your Outlook program crippled for all purposes and intends, because this error keeps on coming up whenever you attempt sending or receiving e-mails, or even when you attempt reading and deleting the messages already available (locally) on your computer. Now it becomes very hard to tell what use Outlook is to you if you cannot send or receive e-mails with it, or even read messages that you already have locally on your computer.
Before trying to make an effort to understand how to solve it, it is important to first understand what it is that causes Outlook error 0x80040119 in the first place. Turns out that Outlook error 0x80040119 is one of those errors caused by corruption (which by the includes even simple misplacement) of the file in which Outlook stores its users’ ‘local’ emails, email and other contacts, notes created in it, and pretty much all data to do with it except its basic program code and DLLs which are stored elsewhere in the package that the program comes in.
If, in the best cases scenario, this file in which Outlook stores what it calls ‘personal folders’ of the users – the stuff like emails, contacts, notes and others mentioned earlier – gets misplaced, it follows that whenever you try to read an email, the program will follow the earlier specified file path, only to find that the file it would be looking for to ‘pull out’ the said email from is non-existent; hence the error 0x80040119 in question. Now Outlook – like most other programs of its ilk, doesn’t want to inconvenience its users (who are supposed to include laymen in the majority) with technical details of its errors, so what it will tend to do is tell you that it encountered an ‘unknown error’ with details emerging that the ‘unknown error’ in question encountered was actually error 0x80040119 if you ‘press it further.’
Thankfully, error 0x80040119 – while admittedly a serious error – doesn’t mean you are completely doomed. There are a number of things you can do about it. The first approach to resolving error 0x80040119 – as indeed in resolving most serious errors of this ilk is – to re-install your Outlook. Naturally, this is a hard route to travel, when you take into consideration the fact that re-installing your Outlook will mean losing all data you will have accumulated in it (from the notes, to the important contacts, calendar details and even the emails accumulated in it). Moreover, if you have lost your Outlook key, (the installation key, that is), this will obviously not be a route you can travel.
The alternative to re-installing your Outlook in resolving error 0x80040119 is making use of the various available software tools for sorting it out. Having seen that the error is caused by corruption (including misplacement) of the file in which Outlook stores ‘user’s data’ – also called the .PST file, what these software tools is to locate the said .PST file, and restore it to its previous location (logically and data-wise) as it was before the corruption, thus resolving the said error once and for all.