Fix “Your Office database is damaged” Entourage error

Fix “Your Office database is damaged” Entourage error

Microsoft Entourage is a popular and widely used email client for Mac OS X users. It is part of Microsoft Office for Mac suite. The application allows you to send, receive and manage your valuable emails, contacts, tasks, notes and appointments. MS Entourage stores all your precious data in a database. Under certain circumstances, your Entourage database may become damaged and you cannot access it. This behavior causes serious data loss and you need Entourage Repair solutions.

When you start the Microsoft Entourage application or try to access emails, you may encounter the below error message:

“Your Office database is damaged. Would you like to close MSN Messenger and all Microsoft Office programs so that the database utility can run?”

After that you will encounter another error message that looks like this:

“The action cannot be completed. An unknown error (4363) has occurred.”

You most often encounter these errors when trying to open an email or delete an item from the Entourage storage database. It happens even if you don’t use an MSN messenger and make all your precious Entourage database objects inaccessible. To access database objects, you must identify the cause of this behavior and run MS Entourage repair by solving it.

Root of the problem:

This Microsoft Entourage application behavior occurs due to database corruption. Corruption can result from a variety of reasons including virus infection, application failure, improper system shutdown, file header corruption and missing identity.


To solve this problem, you must use Database Utility to rebuild the Entourage database. It gives you an option to select the affected database and fix the problem. With this tool, you can perform the following operations:

1. Check the database integrity

2. Compact Microsoft Entourage storage database.

3. Rebuild the database to restore it.

4. Set database preferences.

If rebuilding the Entourage database fails to fix the problem, you need to repair and restore it with powerful and effective third party applications, also called Entourage repair software.

The Entourage database recovery tools are able to thoroughly scan the entire Entourage database and extract all inaccessible data. They do not demand solid and prior technical skills from their self-descriptive graphical user interface.

Stellar Phoenix Entourage Repair is the first Entourage repair software ever created, which effectively handles all Entourage database corruption scenarios. It works well with Microsoft Entourage 2008 and 2004. The Microsoft Entourage Repair Tool recovers all database objects, including emails, notes, tasks, contacts, diary, attachments and appointments.