Receive the “A file error has occurred in the Comma Separated Values translator while initializing a translator to build a field map” message. Here’s the solution! This error occurs when importing contacts or something else from another service into the Outlook desktop client. If you receive this error message, follow the steps below to fix the issue.
A file error has occurred in the Comma Separated Values translator while initializing a translator to build a field map.
The outlook was unable to open the file at <file path>. Verify that you have the correct file and that you have permission to open it. Additionally, ensure that the file is not open in another program.
Why does this error occur
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There are three reasons why you get this error message in the Outlook app.
- The .csv file doesn’t have CR+LF control characters. CR+LF is required on Windows to represent line breaks.
- The .csv file is already opened in another program, such as Microsoft Excel.
- The downloaded .csv file in not unlocked.
A file error has occurred in the Comma Separated Values translator
To fix A file error that has occurred in the Comma Separated Values translator error, follow these steps-
- Open the file in another program to save a copy
- Make sure that the file is not opened in another program while importing
- Unlock the file on your PC
To know more about these steps, keep reading.
Open the file in another program to save a copy
If you are getting the “CSV File Format is Not Supported” error when trying to import a file into Outlook, it is recommended that you open the file in another supported program such as Microsoft Excel. You can then save a copy of the file and import it into Outlook.
Now choose a location and name it. Choose CSV UTF-8 (Comma delimited) (*.csv) from the Save as type list. Finally, click the Save button.
Unlock the file on your PC
Most downloaded files come with a “locked” status. To import them, you must remove this limit. Right-click on the file, select the “Unblock” checkbox and click “OK” to save the change.
That’s all! These are some of the working solutions to fix this issue.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.