Outlook 2007: Error 1334: The file "OUTLFLTR.DAT" cannot be installed . .
Posted on 2011-02-12
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
- 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.