Creating an Outlook Data File

In Outlook 2010 and 2013 you may encounter GogTasks telling you that it cannot write to the currently selected account and that you need to select a different main account. All is well as long as you have a writable one to select, but what if you don't? See illustration below.

In this case you must set up a local "account" manually, or actually a Data File. GogTasks uses this to store a copy of your Google Tasks and folders. To set up a new Data File go to the File menu, and select Account Settings.

Proceed to add a new data file under the Data Files tab.

After this is done, the newly created Outlook Data File should appear in the list:

Finally, go back to GogTasks settings and select the newly created Data File as your "Main Account":