?
Solved

Outlook 2007: Error 1334: The file "OUTLFLTR.DAT" cannot be installed . .

Posted on 2011-02-12
5
Medium Priority
?
1,090 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a user running Windows XP Pro with SP3 on a Dell laptop

In Outlook 2007, every time user opens Outlook it starts to process a normal “Send and Receive”. Then a dialog pop up box comes up that says “Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007”
In this dialog box, it says

Error 1334: The file "OUTLFLTR.DAT" cannot be
installed because the file cannot be found in the cabinet file
“PATCH_CAB”. This could indicate a network error, an
error reading from the CD-ROM, or a problem with this
package

-       I tried inserting a the installation CD to try to recover the file. Didn’t work.
-      I tried reinstalling Office 2007 from the original CD. I chose the “repair” option. It went thru the process and came to a point where the same error popped up and backed out of the installation.
-      I tried running the Office diagnostics. It found no issues
-      NOTE: the user stated she ran her Panda Antivirus program and believes is found an infected file and deleted. I looked at the log – and sure enough, a virus called “TRJ/CI.A” infected C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\outlfltr.dat.  
Is my best option to restore this file? If so, How do I get it? It appears I need to extract it from a .CAB file. Could I copy it from a know good PC? If so, does it have to be the same O/S. I have a Windows 7 PC running the same Office 2007 enterprise version.


0
Comment
Question by:agieryic
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:dbrunton
ID: 34879974
It is here.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943559

The file concerned is a junk filter.
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:dbrunton
ID: 34879983
and an even more modern one http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2492475
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 34879990
1. Close Outlook 2007 first, make sure OUTLOOK.EXE IS NOT IN THE PROCESS LIST.

2. Try to go to the link below for the latest Junk Email Filter for Outlook 2007 first.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d306d46c-4269-4666-a219-9d840195d22e
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
agieryic earned 0 total points
ID: 34971303
I tried all the above mention options to no avail - but is was good information

I Resolved the “outlfltr.dat” error by physically replacing the file in the original location with a file from a similar system with the same OS and Office 2007. Outlook now can “send and receive” without any issues.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:agieryic
ID: 35005206
Although I resolved the issue, the input I recieved was helpful and I would like to split the points for their input
0

Featured Post

Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was prompted to write this article after the recent World-Wide Ransomware outbreak. For years now, System Administrators around the world have used the excuse of "Waiting a Bit" before applying Security Patch Updates. This type of reasoning to me …
After seeing numerous questions for Dynamic Data Validation I notice that most have used Visual Basic to solve the problem. This suggestion is purely formula based and can be used in multiple rows.
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question