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After a TimeMachine restore; Office 2011 is having kittens over permissions it would seem. Having attempted a 'repair' out of Disk Utility, am still seeing:

there is a problem with the Office database

upon startup, after which Word/Excel work without issues.

Outlook on the other hand won't even start. Given the obvious message here "You do not have write access to the Outlook application folder" – where is the DB located to check?

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"kittens?" where do they come out of? Are they cute? –  Keltari Aug 15 '11 at 6:27
    
with regards to the outlook problem does when you click outlook does it open close straight away? –  ben950 Sep 15 '11 at 14:21

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The data base should be in ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity/ Inside should be the database file simply named "Database". If you fix the permissions(Get Info-> Sharing and Permissions) and it still isn't working, there is a repair tool called Microsoft Database Utility located in /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/ that should be able to fix any remaining issue with the database.

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Problem is - even after I remove everything office related (including the folder you mention), and re-install office, it still appears. So there's something else out there :( –  RomanT Oct 29 '10 at 13:25
    
Do you also have access to write to /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011 /Library/Application Support/Microsoft and ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft ? –  Madison S Oct 29 '10 at 20:35

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