Resolving error - 'pst Is Already In Use In The Current Profile' in MS Outlook


Microsoft Outlook data file can be accessed or imported easily in the application itself. Microsoft outlook application provides option for importing and exporting data files through the 'import and Export Wizard'. Undoubtedly, the wizard offers a more convenient way to easily import and export PST files. But sometimes, PST files also shows some trouble while the importing process, this is because of several reasons, and the biggest one is corruption. If a PST file corrupts, it becomes impossible to import it in MS Outlook. And when a user tries to import a corrupted PST file into outlook it shows the following error - 'pst Is Already In Use In The Current Profile' or 'this personal folder file is already in use in the current profile'.

And to resolve this issue a user needs to repair the PST file for making it usable again, and you can use the default Inbox repair tool which is provided by Microsoft to repair minor corrupted PST files. Sometimes, it has also seen that the Inbox repair tool or scanpst.exe fails to repair a severely corrupted PST file. In such, cases you can switch on to any good third party Inbox repair tool. However, the error - 'pst Is Already In Use In The Current Profile' also comes when a user attempts to import a Large size PST file into the the outlook.

If you are using Outlook 2003 or its earlier version you must know that the maximum storage limit of a PST file in Outlook 2003 is upto 2GB and if the size of your PST file is exceeding the limit, outlook shows the same error that this personal folder file is already in use in the current profile. To fix this issue, you can use PST splitter tool to split a large size PST file into some smaller PST files. Splitting PST files is possible and safe and the method is being used by thousands of professionals these days.

After applying the above resolution method you can easily, fix PST Is Already In Use In The Current Profile error.