Often people look for the solution that describes how to rebuild the identity databasein order to resolve the database issues occurs in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 and results problems like Mac 2011 crash or Outlook 2011 hang. This identity database (located in the Microsoft User Folder) is an OLM file, which is created by Outlook for Mac as a backup file of all the email items, like messages, contacts, tasks, calendars, account settings, and more.
Outlook Mac users should follow predefined five phases, mentioned below:
Make sure you have quit all the currently running applications before initiating further process. Quitting a running application, go to 'Application Name' menu on the toolbar and choose Quit. In case you are not able to quit any application, hold down the Command and Option keys and press Esc on your keyboard. Choose the application in the Force Quit Application window, and click the Force Quit option. After successful completion of the quitting process, close the windows by selecting the red close button in the upper-left corner.
Before initiating the database maintenance process, it's better to assure thatwhether you have enough space in your storage medium. Make sure your storage drive hasat least three times much hard disk space than the actual size of your Outlook identity. Suppose the total capacity of your Outlook identity is 2GB, so your storage drive should have at least 6 GB of free space available excluding the space required for virtual memory.
At the time of creating an Outlook identity, a hard disk space is allocated to the work you receive in your identity. When you add or delete messages, appointments, tasks, and notes, etc. the database might develop wasted space.
Now, you are ready with a backup copy of your identity (or identities) to continue the further processes.
Note: You can also start Outlook by selecting Database Utility ->Application folder -> Microsoft Office 2011. After opening the Office folder double-click Microsoft Database Utility.app.
Now, to check the status of the problem, runthe Outlook and check.
Limitation: Usually these manual steps are enough to rebuild the Outlook identity and restore all the inaccessible data, but still they have some limitations:
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