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You don’t have permission to create an entry in this folder – Outlook error you may encounter an error message when trying to create or edit contacts in the Microsoft Outlook desktop client. MFCMAPI is a great application to download and use to work around the problem.
You don’t have permission to create an entry in this folder
The error message “The above error message may also prompt you to see the folder owner or ask your administrator to change your permissions. The error mainly occurs because the Contacts folder is flagged as ‘Read Only’ by the service during the migration.” may also prompt you to see the folder owner or ask your administrator to change your permissions. The error mainly occurs because the Contacts folder is flagged as “Read Only” by the service during the migration.
To fix this, set the property manually for affected users through MFCMAPI. Follow these steps:
- Download MFCMAPI tool
- Access Options menu
- Select appropriate Microsoft Exchange Message Store
- Change the binary value in Properties pane
The MFCMAPI tool is for expert users and developers to investigate Exchange and Outlook issues. It could destroy your mailbox data if misused or used incorrectly.
1] Download MFCMAPI Tool
Visit MFCMAPI’s github page to download the application. Start the program and click OK.
2] Access Options Menu
When the main window of the application appears, choose ‘Tools’ from the menu and then select ‘Options’.
Here, scroll down to locate the following,
- Use the MDB_ONLINE flag when calling Open Msg Store
- Use the MAPI_NO_CACHE flag when calling Open Entry
Select the checkboxes next to the options you want, then click OK.
3] Select the appropriate Microsoft Exchange Message Store
In the “Session” menu, click “Logon.”
In the “Profile Name” list, choose the profile for the mailbox, and then click OK.
Microsoft Microsoft Exchange Message Store
4] Change the binary value in Properties pane
When you open a new window, go to the ‘Root Container’ in the navigation pane.
To access the ‘Top of Information Store’, expand the Root Container and click on ‘Contacts’. In the properties pane on the right, look for the PR_EXTENDED_FOLDER_FLAGS property. Double-click it and set the binary value to 010400001000.