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Q: Solved: Remove Folders from your Personal Folder

In the Personal Folder located on Vista, there are other folders called Favorites, Contacts, Bluetooth Software, Searches, etc.

I do not need half of these, and have tried deleting them, however they keep coming back.

Is there anyway to permanently remove these?

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A: Solved: Remove Folders from your Personal Folder

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Can't get rid of meaningless folders under my Personal Folder (Downloads, Favorites, Links, Download, My Pictures, My Music..), they keep keep coming back!

- I tried deleting them, after restart they are back!
- I tried renaming them, after a while they come back!
- I managed to hide them somehow in my normal window view, but in Navigation area they are still visible.

I don't want to see these folders as i have my own system.


Is it possible to move them somewhere, for example "C:\Pointless New Win7 folders"?

A:Annoying folders under my Personal Folder, can't hide!

Hello Funkyou,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

These are your personal folders. If a program wants to create it's own save folder say in the documents folder, this is where it goes. These must exist or these programs may not install correctly. The easiest fix is to relocate these folders to your corresponding folders. For Vista, but same in 7. Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location - Vista Forums

Hope this helps.


Edit: When you do this the folders should take on the new folder name also.

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This morning when I turned on my PC and opened Outlook 2007, all of my personal folders had mysteriously disappeared. I immediately started panicking and tried all sorts of things before eventually just closing and reopening the program and finding that my folders had returned. The problem is that a couple of these folders (and not all of them) have now been duplicated and I cannot remove the duplicates.

Can someone help me here?


A:How can I remove duplicate personal folders from Outlook 2007?

I am at a disadvantage because I do not use Outlook, but;

This can happen with certain type of mail profile corruptions. Most often this happens when you upgrade Outlook or pst-files get overwritten or are being replaced in a way other than via the Outlook or Mail Applet interface. In that case, you’ll have to recreate your mail profile to get rid of it.
Since the above suggestion can be a bit drastic when you have a complex mail profile configuration, there are some other things that you could try first.

Source: http://Delete duplicate pst folder set with same content | www.msoutlook.info

This site offers three different ways to correct your situation, plus a utility if those ways do not work. If they don't you will have to try re-creating your outlook profile, there is a link to do that in the quote and at the end of the article.
Also; Check to see if you can adjust your duplication rules:

To maintain the integrity of your data, it's a good idea to have rules in place to reduce duplicate records in the system. Microsoft Dynamics CRM includes default duplicate detection rules for accounts, contacts, and leads, but not for other types of records. If you want the system to detect duplicates for other record types, you'll need to create a new rule.

Source: http://Set up duplicate detection rules to keep your data clean | www.microsoft.com

This seems to describe a larger network or serv... Read more

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After having removed the libraries, homegroup and favorites from my Explorer Navigation pane, I want to fully clean it now by also removing the Personal Folder link at the top, just underneath the Desktop (I never use it). Does anyone have any idea how to do this? I suppose it will be something simple like changing a 0 to a 1 in the registry somewhere, but I am not very familiar with looking that up myself.


A:Remove Personal Folder in Explorer

Hello Laurens,

This may be what you are after.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,

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After customizing my start menu, the last step i want to make is to hide the personal folder link from the Start menu, the one that is above the user picture not the one in the desktop. Any ideas?

A:Remove personal folder from Start menu

Solved, finally found the right key:

Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Create a new REG_DWORD value named Start_ShowUser under this key and assign it the value 0.
When the user next logs on, the user's root profile folder will not be shown on the Start menu.

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I had a crash and the operating system had to be restored non-destructively. The backup operation saved the Microsoft Outlook .pst file. I have now recovered all the e-mails but the Contacts folder is "empty" when looking for an address. The Contacts folder (as well as the Calendar folder) also does not appear in the list of folders in the Navigation Pane. If I attempt to export a comma separated file (DOS) from the Personal Folders, the "Contacts" folder appears in the window when browsing for the folder to export. If I export that file, all the contacts are there complete with all the addresses when viewed as an Excel file. Any suggestions on how to integrate the contacts into the Personal folder without having to recreate a contact file manually from the Excel file? Cheers, Wondering Willy

A:Solved: No Contacts folder in Personal Folder Microsoft Outlook

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i did a search

and i got this quetion
google translate

non-indexed locations in the research could be very slow, click here to add to the index

how could i remove this folder from the indexed folders?

here there is a screenshot , thanks mates!

A:how can i exclude/remove a folder from the indexed folders?

Right click on the folder and click Properties. Click Advanced. You should see the same checkbox to allow contents to be indexed that you see in a drive's property page. I'm on W8 so the location may vary a bit. But there should be a setting in the folder's Property Page.

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Earlier on, I right clicked a lot of my personal folders, such as Music, Documents, Videos and so on, and altered the location to a different drive, I:\. After having done that, I reconfigured my drives, and shifted the drive from I:\ to F:\ instead. Now, I can't alter any of the links, so I need to somehow reconfigure the locations, but I can't figure out any way of doing it.

Some help would really be appreciated

A:Solved: Lost links to personal folders

Still getting nowhere with this

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I have two separate trees of folders on the navigation pane in Outlook 2003.

One is called Personal Folders, and it has the email I imported from a backup .pst file.

The other is called imap.gmail.com, and new email is being delivered there.

How can I consolidate into one tree of folders, so that my new email is delivered to the same Inbox as the mail from my backup .pst file? If I add/edit accounts, the ONLY option for "deliver new e-mail to:" is Personal Folders, and new mail is obviously not being delivered there.

A:Solved: Inbox, Personal Folders... What is wrong here?

In case anyone was curious, the problem was that I was connecting via IMAP. I cannot set my IMAP Inbox to a Personal Folder. Using POP, I can.

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While attempting to resolve an opening problem with Outlook(2002), running Office 2002 XP, I created a new identity in 'Mail'. (I didn't delete anything) I now have duplicate Outlook Today 'Personal Folders' with data mixed between the two systems. Within Outlook, I don't find an option to 'delete' the unwanted folders. What do I do to get a single personal folder setup, with the most current data in Mail, Tasks, and Contacts? Somewhere in here, I also need to reduce the size of the archives, and or data files?

A:Solved: Duplicat Outlook 'Personal Folders'

Hi homeslarry,

Do you mean you have added a second Account? If so, CONTROL PANEL / MAIL and delete the duplicate in there.


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I can't add our shared org email using the normal outlook setup. I tried POP/IMAP, it worked but the emails and subfolders are incomplete. And the shared org email is associated with my personal org email, whenever I tried to remove the associated folders,
it say's "This group of folders is associated with an email account. To remove the account, click the File Tab, and on the Info tab, click Account Settings. Select the e-mail account and than click Remove."
Then I tried a lot of times to remove my email and back again, it is still there. I also removed the additional mailboxes in the screenshot below.

Please help. Thanks.

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OK I use outlook 2003 for my comcast e-mail and lately when I start it up the window

comes up but before doing anything a second window pops up with a load bar and it says

the file personal file folders was not closed properly and checking file for errors after it

loads the main window says not responding for a moment and then it operates as normal

and if it matters Im using windows vista home premium 32-bit

A:Solved: Microsoft outlook personal file folders

Had something like that at work. Theres a few fixes for it but I need to know if your emails are being saved on there server or on your computer in a .pst file

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I want to have all the emails from one contact go into a personal folder and emails from another person go into another personal folder and so on and so forth, but i don't want to keep having to move them all by hand. Is there away to set up the folders that when a email comes in it looks at the adress and puts it into the relevent folder, if so how.
many thanks Joe

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 contact personal folders

Hi JoeMorris94

Set up Rules to move messages to the desired folders.
Tools > Rules and Alerts
Set up your conditions and actions. Then test.

Let us know if that works for you or not.

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I'm in the process of rebuilding my laptop with software. I'm now at the point where I'm installing Outlook 2003.

So I installed Outlook 2003, went to the MS Office site and installed Office SP 2. I started Outlook for the first time. I quit and then replaced the "outlook.pst" file with my previous "outlook.pst" file (i.e. in the C:\docs and settings\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook directory).

For some odd reason it keeps showing me THREE visual instances of the same "Personal Folders" file and I can't get it to show just one again. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but this does not help.

Perhaps there is some registry that has been duplicated but I wouldn't know where to look.

Any ideas are appreciated?

Thanks, b

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 Personal Folders duplicated ???

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I downloaded the Personal Folders Backup add-in for Outlook 2003 from the Microsoft Office downloads site. When I try to install it I get into a Catch 22 situation:

First I get a message "Setup has detected that you already have a version of Personal Folders Backup installed on this machine. Before the download can be installed you must first uninstall the previous version. To uninstall, please answer yes to the next question."

When I click OK I get the message "Are you sure you want to uninstall this product?"

When I click Yes, I get the message "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed."

When I click OK I get the message "To install this download, please uninstall the previous version of Personal Folders Backup using the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel."

There is no Personal Folders Backup shown in the Add/Remove Programs list. Anyone have any information on what is messed up in my Registry? Apparently one place says I have PFB installed and somewhere else says I don't?

A:(Solved) Personal Folders Backup add-in for Outlook 2003

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Hello, I hope someone can help me on this one! I remember seeing something somewhere about what to do about this, but I forget where.

I have a LOT of personal folders in Outlook Express, (version 5) and when I open the app, many of them are automatically expanded. It's really annoying, and I want to somehow make the program open with all the folders nicely collapsed!

When I do a Ctl + Shift + E to add a new folder, the list of existing folders in the window is also expanded. Again, it would be nice if I could get them to default to a collapsed state.

Does anyone have any ideas on where to go to change the setting? I've poked around, but to no avail. I must be missing something...



A:{Solved} Outlook Express Personal Folders Expanding Upon Opening

Under TOOLS, OPTIONS, READ there is a box to uncheck called Automatically Expand Grouped messages.

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I was referred to this board by a friend, hopefully someone can help out.

Prior to doing a new install of Win2000 from a Win98 computer, I backed up all my outlook e-mail, contact lists, etc. The suggested method was exporting these as as .pst files.

Now, I am running on Win2000, with all my files backed up on cd. I've moved the .pst files over, and have tried to import them into the newly installed Outlook.
For some reason though, it will not let me import them, claiming a password problem.

The message I get is: Properties for this information service must be defined prior to use.
After clicking OK, I get a message saying "File access is denied, you don't have permission to access these files."

What's the problem? How do I import these files? They're rather important.

If someone could help me out on this, I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance,

Michael S. Gallegly

A:{Solved} - Problems opening .pst Outlook personal folders after new install of Win2000


I have a feeling that the problem is that when you copied the file from CD, it was copied as a read only file.

Find the file, right click on it and untick the Read Only attribute.

See if that helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I am wanting to send a PDF to a stranger but I have one concern. When you mouse over the PDF, it gives my full name and date modified and other things I don't want this person to see. Does anybody know of a way for me to delete this data?


A:Solved: How to remove personal information from a PDF

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I can't get rid of that extra personal folder that is in my folder list.
I have outlook 2k3. I tried deleting everything and then re created a pst file but linked it to my backup one and still creates and extra personal folder.
I use to have 2000 a few years ago and i remember there was some weird thing about converting it.

A:Solved: Outlook extra personal folder

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Is there a way to remove this duplicate personal folder? I can create a new profile and that doesn’t have the duplicate, but I don’t have my address book in that profile and I don’t think that there is a way to extract the address book from a PST file is there? I checked the data file and there is only one PST file there. Anyone have a suggestion?

A:Solved: Duplicate Personal Folder in Outlook 2003

Problem solved...

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I'm having a problem saving pictures to my personal folder with Windows 7. I never had a problem with Vista solftware. I was given options as to where I wanted to save the pictures. I'm not able to do this with my new computer since the name of the folder doesn't come up.

A:Solved: Saving pictures to my personal folder on Windows 7

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I've just formatted my computer and restored my personal folder (.pst file) in outlook before setting up any e-mail.

I've setup my e-mail after that, but then outlook creates a new personal folder for it, and that's not what I want. I'd like to receive mail in my old personal folder.

How can I do that?
Appreciate your help.

A:Solved: How do I recieve e-mails in my restored Personal Folder? (Outlook 2007)

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I hope I have come to the right forum.
Need some guidance please.
My XP Pro has problems, I am unable to open the Windows Firewall, it says
' due to unidentified problem, Windows can not display firewall settings '
The problem seems to be the left over of Panda Plat. 2007 Personal Firewall, which shows that it is ON. I unninstalled the main portion of Panda but this has been left behind.
Any kind soul suggest some remedies please ! Thx a lot. Cheers

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To start off the computer in question is running Windows XP and Microsoft office 2007. I am in the process of resolving this issue as stated in the title that the user did not come across until recently when Outlook had locked up on him and he was forced to improperly close it down. The problem im coming across is that everytime he starts outlook it takes the system around 45 minutes just to analyze the data file all the while not being able to do anything at all in Outlook. The long loadup time I understand because he has an amazing 81,000 emails. The problem arises after the check is finally completed, Outlook opens and as soon as I attempt to erase files immediately, he begins receiving the emails that he has missed out on for the past week which is around 150 MB. This in turn causes Outlook to lockup for some unknown reason and became a vicious cycle. We then opened up outlook in safe mode and deleted about 60,000 emails, then reopened outlook and managed to receive a few days of missed emails. During this process it locked up again and we are back at step one and waiting for it to analyze the data file which is actually taking longer than previously stated when the file was much larger. Any suggestions would be great, I've done a lot of searching around and couldn't find an answer I found sufficient to my own personal problem. I have always had success asking you guys here so thanks ahead of time for anything that you can contribute.


A:Solved: Outlook 2007 - data file 'Personal Folder' was not closed properly

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Hi all

I deleted the desktop folder in my personal folder and my icons on desktop don t apear anymore now.

How can i put it back there ?

Thanks !

A:I deleted the desktop folder in my personal folder

I'd try a System Restore.
Easy. No loss of files or anything.
Tutorial if you need it.
System Restore

Pick the newest restore point that was before you deleted the folder.


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I have 2 folders that I can’t delete in one of my 2 external storage drives. They only show up in one of the external backup drives. The other drive has the same upper folder, but without these sub folders.
I keep a variety of files in these drives. ( Music, pictures, etc.)
I’ve tried to delete them in normal startup mode, and in safe mode.
They are marked “read only”. I tried to uncheck the “read only” checkmark, but when I close out, and reopen properties, it’s still there. ( The check mark does go away when I do the uncheck and apply, ok, but it just comes right back.)

This is what they look like in my file manager. ( See image… )

They show "0" bytes in size. They only show in this backup drive. The C: drive & the other externak backup drive don't have them.

Is there any way to remove them?

A:Solved: Can't remove / delete folders

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I have relocated my personal folders from my C:drive(0s&Programs)to my D:drive(personal docs.)By creating new folders on my d:driver then going to my c:driver users folder & relocating them to my d:drive.Everything went fine.Now three days later when I go to open my personal folders on d:drive I have two peronslal folders of each music,pictures,docs,etc......Proporties for one folder is d:drive the other is c:drive for each.What should I do with the c:drive folders?Delete them,Move them back to c:drive?I am not sure what to do.I do not want to loose files on d:drive.Any help would be appreciated,Thank You

A:Personal Folders

How did you relocate them, using the personal folder properties dialog?

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I'm looking for a free program which will let me pick about 80 folders with photos with unique names in them and with some sub-folders with photos with unique names in them and then copy all the photo files from the 80 photo folders and sub-folders into one folder.

I"ve already renamed 3,000 photos to unique names. I just want to avoid having to manually copy and paste photos from every folder into one folder.

A:Solved: merge many photo files in many folders into one folder

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Ok so I recently downloaded a giant ZIP file that contains all the material I'm going to need for my college course. I come to find after unpacking the ZIP that each individual file is, for some reason, split up into subfolders. I was wondering if it's possible to compress/compile all the folders and their content into one single folder.

Thanks for the help

A:[SOLVED] Copy files from multiple sub-folders to 1 folder

Hi -

Create the new destination folder (this example = k:\1folder).

This command copies all files found in c:\test to k:\1folder.

Bring up elevated cmd/DOS prompt -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe above under "Programs" | select "Run as Administrator | Paste this command -


for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /b /s /a-d "c:\test"') do @copy "%a" "k:\1folder"
Change origin and destination folder names.

Regards. . .



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When I enter Control panel and choose Folder Options, if I choose to UNHIDE the hidden folders and APPLY, when I re-enter thesame option Window, it is back to Hide.

What to do?

A:Solved: XP Folder Options: can't unhide the hidden folders

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I was moving around a few folders until I had the bright idea of keeping a certain folder open by dragging it to the taskbar below. Instead of having a seperate folder open, it just 'glued' itself to the taskbar.
Here's what it looks like: http://puu.sh/4P9B

When I click the small arrows next to it, it just shows the folder's contents like so: http://puu.sh/4Pd7
I tried right-clicking it to see if there's a 'delete' option but no menu pops up.
Is there a way I can remove this?

A:Solved: Remove dragged folders in taskbar?

Right-click the Taskbar and hover the cursor over "Toolbars."

What shows up?


Also, try left-clicking the item and then dragging it to your desktop.

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Hi All,

How do i stop my personal folder from being shared? I am not part of a homegroup.
Under the advanced tab, sharing is not ticked and the 'share with' is set to nobody.

Can someone please help?


A:My personal folders are shared

Welcome to Windows Seven Forum.

Are you talking about your Public folder?

Windows Public Folder - What is the Public Folder in Windows?

Windows 7 Feature Focus: HomeGroup

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I have created several personal folders on the past year. So i have 4 In and SENT boxes. The end result is i get mailsent to 4 different In boxes. it is now a real mess and i need to consolidate them into one IN and SENT boxes.
How do i do this folks..please

i also need to consolidate the contacts list into one.
All folders are on the D drive, not is C with the program itselk. That was done to protect the mail info in case C drive got trashed.
WIN XP Outlook 2007

A:Merging several Personal Folders into one

Outlook 2007 does have import and export features installed by default. Enjoy your time to experiment with it. :]

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I had all of my folders (music, pictures, documents, etc) location moved to a drive on the network. I reformatted that drive. Now all of those icons on Vista are the generic white icon. If I right click and hit properties, there is no location tab, and windows can not find a previous version. Can someone help me restore these to the default location?

A:Help with restoring personal folders

Hello VanillaXtract,

It depends if the entire user profiles where located on the network share or just your personal user folders...

The individual folders inside your user profile: update these registry keys with the location of each folder


The ShellFolders keys should point to the exact folder you specify while the UserShellFolders should all start with %USERPROFILE%\locationhere

Let me know how it works out

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I have a user who put a password on his personal folders and then forgot his password. Is there any way at all to reset his password so that he can retrieve his messages?
Please help!

A:Outlook - Personal Folders

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I have recently reinstalled MS Outlook 2000 and now there are three copies of the Personal Folder. When I click on those folders I get the following message:

"Unable to display the folder. An unexpected error has ocurred. MAPI was unable to load the information service mspst.dll. Be sure the service is correctly installed and configured."

Can anyone help me with this issue??

A:Ms Outlook Personal Folders

This article is about an older version of Windows, but it might help you: Error Message: The Set of Folders Could Not Be Opened.

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Hello & HELP!

When opening MS Outlook 2000 (IMO) it said Personal Folders couldn't be located and asked to remake the folder. "Yes" was our incorrect response.

When email opened there were then two complete Personal Folders, the original old one and, now, the new one. All with the basic folders (Sent, etc).

All email is going into the new Inbox where no folders are set up and where the rules are not applying. All sent email is going into the new Sent folder.

I don't want the new Personal Folders, I want my old one to be the only one.

How can I get rid of this new intruder Personal Folders, etal???

Thank You

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User cannot delete items in the personal folder in Outlook. Receives the following message: "The messenging interface has returned an unknown error". Any suggestions?

A:Oulook Personal Folders

Microsoft Support turns up a few hits.


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On PC #1 I can change a folder icon to whatever I want for easy I.D. But on PC #2 If I try the same to change the folder icon it doesn't change. (both r win7 x64)

On both machines only one user acct - Administrator.

Folder > properties > customize > change icon >etc

A:Using personal icons on folders how to?

See if either of these tutorials by Brink help:

User Folders - Change Default Icon
Folder Icon Change

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All my personal folders (My Music, My Pictures, My Videos) have been gone for about a week. I can't seem to find the icon in My Documents, but the folder still exists. It is beginning to irritate me as I can find no solution yet. Thanks for reading!

A:Missing Personal folders

Hi Unohoo09,

Did you try "Search". They are probably just in wrong place. When you find them just put them back :D

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Trying to open Outlook for email. Have a lot of messages there.
This time I got the error message: "Unable to open your default email folders. The file D:...path to file...\Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file."
I renamed the file by adding a .old extension. Outlook then started a new .pst file.
How can I recover the messages in the not recognized .pst file?
Is size of the .pst file an issue? compressible encryption?

A:.pst not personal folders file

You can try to import from the old .pst file. If that doesn't work there is a .pst repair utility, scanpst.exe that comes with outlook. Depending on your verion of outlook/office depends on where microsoft puts it so just search for it.

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I just installed MS Outlook 2003 on one of my offices users and I imported a second .pst file because some emails went through before I copied the old Outlook.pst file in.

Now here is the problem;

There is currently 2 'personal folders' and when a new email comes in, it goes to both 'personal folders'. Also, when the user clicks on "new" and then clicks on the "to" button to access his address books, he is prompted with an error that one of the contacts list does not exist, to remove the folder. Then he clicked on "OK" to exit the error and the contact list was there.

I would like to know how to remove the second 'personal folders'. Im guessing this is causing the errors (correct me if im wrong), but I cannot find anywhere to remove that folder. Please any help would be highly appreciated.

Second, less important problem;

When I re-install windows and office. I have to keep their old .pst files. Is there a way I can just put the old .pst into the proper place and their accounts will be already activated and the mail will be there. Or do I need to re-add the account. Im kinda confused on if I need to import the .pst or if a simple pasting of the original .pst is good enough.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

A:Outlook has 2 Personal Folders ??

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For some time now I have been unable to view the folders in 'Browse Folder' Window.

A screen shot attached for your reference. This particular screen shot is while running Windows Media Player, but have also faced this issue with other applications.

Pls assist in rectifying this issue with my OS [XP Pro].


A:Solved: Unable to View Folders in 'Browse Folder' Window

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Hi everyone. I am having this problem with the My Music folder. I am using Windows XP Professional. Basically, whenever I select to view the folders as thumbnails, the title of the folder does not show up. This happened the other day. I think I hit some kind of key combination wrong or something and it caused it to do that. How do I fix it?

A:Solved: Problem With My Music Folder Showing Folders As Thumbnails

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My understanding is the hidden Application Data folder that stores files and settings for the programs that you use on a daily basis is part of the users personal profile. My Documents, My Music, My Photos, My Videos also are part of the users profile.

When a program is installed, XP's Program Files folder is usually the default install folder, where the new program's sub folder is created. The same sub folder is also created in the hidden Application Data folder.

When you uninstall a program, usually the uninstall file will also remove the programs install folder from the Program Files folder. The install folder in the Application Data folder remains behind.

Now my question. Can the folders from uninstalled programs be deleted from the Application Data folder?

I have plenty of hard drive space, I just hate having folders, files, I do not need.


A:[SOLVED] Deleting install folders from XP's Application Data folder.

Of course it can. The folder exists only for the purpose of the application (to store data).

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Hey, everybody. I mistook this problem for a virus and posted it under virus/malware removal originally; but a thorough investigation by board member Ried failed to turn up any virus. He directed me to start a new thread under this heading. :D

Anyway, here's the deal.

Going to Folder Options and setting the hidden files to "view" works only so long as the computer is on. A safe shutdown or reboot causes the view to reset and Hidden Folders to disappear.

In a similar vein, the custom icons for "Shortcuts" and regular folders constantly reset their pictures. Some of the folders even seem to be linked; if I change the custom picture of one it automatically changes the other to the same. Even if I want them to be different.

So what's the deal and how can I fix this?

Ex: I have a Shortcut to Wallpaper (C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper). The shortcut shows a picture of my sister that I put under My Pictures recently. Except being a shortcut, it doesn't even have an option for "Properties\Customize" like a regular folder I created. I tried going "Change Icon" but the picture of her won't disappear or change. I even deleted the shortcut and made a whole new one; the exact same picture of Jen pops up as the icon.

2nd Ex: Custom Folders. I've got two brand-new folders for dividing up my set of scripts (I'm a writer) under My Documents. I used "Properties/Customize" to give them each a separate picture so I could tell them apart at a gl... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Hidden Folders View & Customized Folder pics

I believe if you go to this site -> Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP and click on the line 2 left hand side entry (Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000 ) and save it then run it by clicking on it you'll reset your registry to be able to remember more settings.

Reboot, change your icons, reboot and see.

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