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Fix: Cannot expand the folder. File access is denied. – Outlook

Fix: Cannot expand the folder. File access is denied. – Outlook

If you attempt to expand a folder (inbox, pst, sent items, etc.) within Microsoft Outlook, you receive a permissions denied error.

 

Cannot expand the folder. File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file.

 

It is likely that a Windows process is locking your Outlook data file (OST, PST). Use Process Explorer to check if a process is locking any Microsoft Outlook files. In some cases, an Antivirus program may be scanning the file.



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