How to fix "Can't move the items" error in Microsoft Outlook?

With Outlook providing more and more features, it is becoming too common among professionals. The extremely simple user interface and the ease with which each operation is being performed by it had made it very popular. Irrespective of all these features, Outlook is also not spared from the effects of corruption. As Outlook stores all its data in PST (Personal Storage Table) format, it is the most important file for Outlook hence any corruption in this file leads to various errors.

Here we are elaborating the types of errors which are often reported when one try to copy or move items from one folder to another or from one PST file to another. These errors are:

"Can't move the items. The items could not be moved. It was either already moved or deleted, or access was denied."

"Can't move the items. Could not move the item. The original was either moved or deleted, or access was denied."

"Can't move the items. Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid."

These errors generally occur when your PST file is corrupted or some properties of the file may be corrupted or invalid which in turn does not allow the move or copy operation to be performed properly.

In order to resolve this issue, you can repair your corrupted file with Microsoft’s inbuilt utility Inbox Repair Tool. Follow these steps to repair it:

  • Run the Inbox Repair Tool.
  • Type the path or file name of the corrupted file.
  • Start the process of repairing.
  • Once the process gets finished, perform the copy or move function again.

In case the above mentioned steps do not work and you are again restricted from moving or coping, then it is recommended to use a professional tool which is expert in repairing corrupted or damaged PST file. The tool is developed with advanced algorithm could be used as it helps in repairing the corrupted PST files without requiring any technical knowledge. One can also recover the data from severely corrupted PST file and save it in another file.


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