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Summary:This post discusses the Outlook error "You do not have the proper permissions to perform this operation". It mentions the possible reasons behind this error and the solutions to fix it. Also, you will get to know about professional PST repair software to fix corruption in PST file.

Contents

  • What causes the error "You do not have the appropriate permissions to perform this operation"?
  • Solutions to fix the error
  • What if nothing works?
  • conclusion

While performing some action in Outlook, you may encounter the error "you do not have the appropriate permission to perform this operation". These actions include:

  • Open an Outlook Data File (PST) or move data into the file
  • Attach a document from a shared drive
  • Trying to delete emails
  • Send or receive emails

Here are some instances of user reporting this error:

Instance 1:“I'm trying to set up Outlook 2019 on a new computer and it works fine except that items in the Inbox folder cannot be deleted. When trying to delete the message I get an error saying "You do not have the proper permissions to perform this operation.”.

instance 2: “I recently delivered a new laptop to a user. There are no changes to how we do this, and no network changes that restrict access to attach documents from a shared drive. But the user, when trying to attach a document to an email, gets this error message:You are not allowed to perform this operation.in perspective 2010.

Instance 3:“Our company uses Lotus Notes and I recently installed the MS Outlook interface and it worked fine for about two days. Now, I am getting an error message “Microsoft Office Outlook: You do not have the proper permissions to perform this operation🇧🇷 This happens when I try to send or reply to emails. I have full access (Administrator) on my machine (Win XP). Any ideas where to start troubleshooting so that all my emails arrive in Outlook without a hitch."

What causes the error "You do not have the appropriate permissions to perform this operation"?

This error is most likely to occur if permissions are not set correctly when upgrading Windows OS or installing Outlook.

Solutions to fix the error

Following are some solutions you can try to resolve the issue:

Solution 1 – Run Outlook as Administrator

To use:Skip this method if running Outlook as an administrator and try the next solution.

  1. Exit the Outlook application.
  2. Type 'Outlook.exe' into the Windows search field.
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  • Right-click on the Outlook.exe option and selectExecute as administrator.
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To use:If you don't find the "Run as administrator" option, press "Ctrl + Shift + Alt" keys together and right click and the option will be visible.

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If the error persists, move on to the next solution.

Workaround 2 – Change the value of the 'PSTDisableGrow' registry key

Several Outlook users were able to fix the error by changing the value of the 'PSTDisableGrow' registry key from '1' to '0'. This is how you can do it:

  1. open theRunclicking on the window'Windows+R'keys together, and then typeto govern.
  2. The Registry Editor window appears.
  3. Localize o'PSTDisableGrow'registry key by navigating to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\xx.0\Outlook\PST.

To use:Replace xx.0 with the version of Outlook you are using. For example, change xx.0 to 19.0 for Outlook version 2019, 16.0 for Outlook 2016 and Office 365, 15.0 for Outlook 2013, 14.0 for Outlook 2010, and 12.0 for Outlook 2007.

  • Right-click 'PSTDisableGrow' and clickTo edit.
  • NoEdit value DWORD (32 bits)box, replace thevalue data1 to 0 and then click onOK.
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Caution: Be careful when editing the registry value as this can have serious implications.

Solution 3 – Change PST file properties

Make sure read-only attribute is not checked in PST file. If not, disable it and see if it solves the problem. To do this, do the following:

  1. Browse to the location where the Outlook PST file is saved.

If you don't know the location of the PST file, read this:Where do I find my Outlook PST file on a Windows PC?

  • Right-click the Outlook Data File (.pst) and selectproperties.
  • give a clickAttributes, uncheck theOnly readingcheckbox, then clickOK.

Now check if the error is fixed. If not, try modifying PST file permissions. To do this, do the following:

  1. Right-click the PST file again and selectproperties.
  2. In the window that opens, click on the buttonSafetytab, and then clickTo edit.
  3. Select your user account.
  4. Check aControle totalcheckbox, clickApplyand then press the buttonOKbutton.
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Once the changes are applied, restart the Outlook application and check if the error is fixed.

What if nothing works?

Most Outlook errors are attributed to PST file issues. So, if none of the above solutions help to fix the error, PST file repair can help.

Use integrated OutlookInbox Repair Tool(also known as ScanPST.exe) to repair Outlook data file (.pst). However, be careful, the built-in repair utility may fail to repair corrupted PST file under the following circumstances:

  • PST file is large or severely damaged (corrupted)
  • Unexpected errors appear in Outlook that ScanPST.exe cannot fix

Also, you may need to run theScanPST.exeutility multiple times to completely repair Outlook data file. If the utility fails to repair the damaged PST file, choose an alternative to ScanPST.exe.Stellar Repair for OutlookThe software is the best ScanPST.exe alternative to repair corrupted PST files and recover your data. The software can scan severely damaged PST files of any size and recover all mailbox data including deleted emails quickly and accurately.

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conclusion

If you have encountered “you don't have permission to perform this operation” error in Outlook then following the solutions discussed in this post will help you to fix the error. But if that doesn't fix it, there might be something wrong with the Outlook data file (.pst). You can try to repair PST file using ScanPST.exe. However, this tool has certain limitations. It may not be able to repair severely damaged or oversized PST files. A better alternative is to use a specialistPST Repair Toollike Stellar Repair for Outlook. The software can efficiently repair corrupted Outlook PST file with all data intact.

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  3. Thanks for the informative post to fix Outlook error. Workaround 2 worked for me!

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  4. Excellent article. I will also take care of many of these issues.

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  5. Thank you very much! Since moving to Office 365 and some internal corporate changes, I am unable to move emails to offline folders.
    Article two solved that for me, awesome!

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