Error 0x80040604: A folder by this name already exists - Outlook 2007

Discussion in 'Microsoft Outlook' started by Drew W, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Drew W

    Drew W Guest

    Hi All,

    About 3 weeks ago, I started getting this error message (Folder:Inbox
    Synchronizing headers. 'reported error (0x80040604) : 'A folder by this name
    already exists.') in Outlook 2007 when trying to sync up a couple of hotmail
    accounts I have. Figuring it may have just been a random error message, I
    restarted both Outlook and my machine, but to no avail, the error did not go
    away. Anyone seen this message before and know how to resolve it?

    Drew W, Dec 24, 2007
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  2. Drew W

    Drew W Guest

    forgot to add that I do have SP1 installed for Office 2007.
    Drew W, Dec 24, 2007
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  3. Drew W

    hhhzzz Guest

    yes. i'm having the same problem as well. Now I can't check my hotmail inbox
    anymore from outlook 2007. I think i should just delete the acount and then
    add it back.
    hhhzzz, Jan 3, 2008
  4. Drew W

    aasgz Guest

    I deleted my hotmail account from outlook and added new worked.
    HOWEVER, a few days later I had the same problem. There is apparently a bug
    but I don't know how to address. I searched Microsofts web site for the
    error code and they don't even show any official results.
    aasgz, Jan 6, 2008
  5. Drew W

    bazza Guest

    I have the same problem. Started a few weeks ago. As you say, its fixable if
    you delete the Hotmail account and recreate it. A while later it does it

    I also cant find a clue from any forum .

    Hey Microsoft - can u fix it for us please??

    bazza, Mar 11, 2008
  6. You'll need to open a support incident. Microsoft people rarely read this
    newsgroup and even when they do, it's not an official support channel.
    Brian Tillman, Mar 12, 2008
  7. Drew W

    Lawrence Guest

    Anyone get anywhere with this? Its very annoying to have to reinstall email
    folders every few days
    Lawrence, May 10, 2008
  8. Drew W

    blyck1 Guest

    Well...Microsoft has done it DO need the NEW connector
    with Outlook 2007...

    I don't really like it but If I wait ...they'll change it
    again....careful what I wish for...
    blyck1, May 14, 2008
  9. Drew W

    Usr248 Guest

    Usr248, Jun 16, 2008
  10. So far, my free Hotmail account is still working with no connector, but I
    imagine that will end soon.
    Brian Tillman, Jun 16, 2008
  11. I started having the same problem today. I used the link to reinstall the
    outlook connector and I'm still getting the same error message. This had
    happened before and I did delete my hotmail account but the problem comes

    Microsoft....please fix this asap.
    jose escalante, Jun 20, 2008
    pappachanmathai, Nov 4, 2008
    Torbjorn Lofgren, Jan 20, 2009
    Torbjorn Lofgren, Jan 20, 2009
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