How to fix Sync Services has encountered a problem and needs to be closed

By | June 10, 2016

fix Sync Services has encountered a problemEntourage is email client program that’s chiefly utilized by users of MAC to deliver or obtain a variety of attachment and email files. Using this application you may even amass numerous data as tasks, calendars, notes, etc. But during usage of Entourage application you might even observe few irritating error notes on your system as “Sync Services has encountered a problem and needs to close” error.


General signs that you can notice while displaying “Sync Services has met issues and requires to close” error are:

  • Sluggish presentation of PC
  • Entourage program not running on PC
  • Can’t receive or send attachments and mails
  • Repeatedly occurrence of error messages

“Microsoft Sync Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”


Common reasons that are accountable for prompting error issue are crooked sync preference, unfinished Entourage installation; applications installed incompletely, Mac files that’s linked with Entourage are damaged or corrupt, attack of virus infections, and so on.

Manual solution to fix “Sync Services has encountered a problem and needs to close” error

You can determine error using manual methods:

  1. First reboot Entourage program
  2. Go to Entourage menu and hit Preferences
  3. Switch to General Preferences and press Sync Services
  4. In Sync Services dialog box, un mark all check boxes and hit OK.

But if error yet exists then Entourage File Repair Tool is the best option to fix the issue automatically.

Steps to recover entourage database corruption

MS Entourage database becomes corrupt due to various reasons which need to be repaired so that data can be accessible and can be recovered. Though there is an inbuilt methods to repair the database but still some of the steps are mentioned below which should be used to recover the corrupt database of entourage file:

Verify the entourage database– First of all you should make use of the database utility to verify the corrupted/ damaged RGE file

Create a new identity– Just create a new identity to accommodate the emails along with other related data for the user profile

Rebuild the entourage database– When there is any corruption then you should rebuild the entourage database file

Repair disk permission– With the help of repair disk permissions utility, you should repair the disks permission

Make new Microsoft user data folder– Create one new Microsoft user data folder so that all the entourage data is stored in this folder only

Make a new user account– At last, you should generate one new user account and after that take the database to new user account

How to maintain entourage database

In entourage database utility when it becomes corrupt, then you have the option to select the database which you should maintain. At the time of staring entourage database utility, you need to hold down ‘option’ key and after that start the database. Here you need to select the database which needs to maintain in database utility window. However entourage database includes four maintenance activity options which are mentioned below:

Verify the database integrity– Users can use this option just to check the database corruption. When any problem is found then select rebuild the database but if the database is working correctly then there will no change made.

Rebuild database– With the help of this option, one can perform repair, can compact the database files and also to backup the current database.

Compact database– With the use of compact database option, users gets the option to compact and backup the recent database files. This option can be used to restore some space from database.

Set database preferences– Leaving the above options, there is also option to first select the identity on which users want to run the maintenance wizard. This is the same way as users have multiple identities for the same user then there is an option to select identity.

Best way to fix Sync Services has encountered a problem and needs to be closed

fix entourage errorWhen your entourage database gets corrupted then it becomes very important to fix the corruption so that the entourage database can be accessed. When any repairing method does not work then you should try some alternative method to repair the corruption issue. Here using any professional and trusted tool will be the best option to fix the damaged database file. Such type of tools has the ability to deal with all sorts of corruption issue. Whenever you are unable to fix the data loss situation then you should use Entourage File Repair Tool. This is one of the best repair tools which have the ability to fix corrupt and damage Entourage database (RGE) file. Really great software that performs Entourage recovery from Mac only in few minutes as this is built with an advanced features and takes deep scanning process of the entire hard drive or disk.

It can recover corrupt data which includes contacts, attachments, e-mail messages, notes, calendar, tasks etc in their original form and that too without any further damage. This tool repairs the entourage database in three easy steps: Scan, Detect and Repair. It provides rich graphical user interface that makes the entire repair process easy. It can easily archives the entourage email database to backup the data and to transfers the entourage account completely. The entourage repair tool helps you to repair and restore the damaged database in simple, fast and in a secure way.

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Steps to repair How to fix Sync Services has encountered a problem and needs to be closed

Step 1: Start the Entourage repair Tool software. After that ‘Select Entourage Database File’ dialog box that gets displayed first by default. Now in the text box you will find a default location of database file, is by default selected. Press on ‘Browse‘ option to select database file from any other location.

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Step 2: After this the file will scan itself. After the completion of scanning process, a summary message box will get displayed. Hit on the ‘Close’ button to close this summary message box.

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Step 3: After this have a preview of the repaired Entourage database file before saving, open it in Stellar Phoenix Entourage Repair. You will find the default repaired mail which is displayed on the preview window. To have a preview of any mail, hit on ‘Mail’ button of the Tool bar or go to ‘View’ menu and click Mail option. You can even select your desired Entourage mailbox folder to see its contents.

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Step 4: Now to save the repaired entourage file at your desired location, click on the File option on the application’s menu bar. Then select the ‘Save Repaired File’ option and after this you will find the ‘Destination Folder’ dialog box. Select your desired destination for saving the repaired file.

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Step 5: At last you will find a saving process dialog box. You can even click on ‘Stop’ button to stop the file saving process.

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