If you are receiving the Hotmail Connector error 1133 when you sync your Hotmail account to Outlook, try the following solution.
- Close Outlook
- Open Windows Explorer to the data file location (see below for path)
- Create a new folder and move the contents in the \Outlook directory to the new folder
- Open Outlook and hit F9 to initiate a Send and Receive.
- It may take a few minutes but all messages, appointments, and contacts will be downloaded, error free.
To open Windows Explorer to the location of the Hotmail datafile, copy or paste the line for your version of Windows and press enter.
In Windows 7 and Vista the Hotmail data file is at
If you use Windows XP, the path is
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Published August 4, 2011. Last updated on May 5, 2017.