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Finding and transferring Outlook Personal Folders from an Old Hard Disk

Q: Finding and transferring Outlook Personal Folders from an Old Hard Disk

Hi!

Can anyone please help me with this?

My problem is that I have just bought a new system running vista after the old one died following a motherboard problem (it refused to boot). I have salvaged the old hard disk which ran XP and it appears to be sound and I have put it in an external enclosure connected to the new computer. I want to retrieve/access old mail folders created in MS Outlook 2003 on the old hard disk but cannot seem to locate them anywhere.

Any suggestions as to how I can get to and open them please?

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Preferred Solution: Finding and transferring Outlook Personal Folders from an Old Hard Disk

I recommend downloading and running Outlook PST Repair. It's a PST repair tool that I've used it in the past to recover emails, contacts, tasks and notes from corrupt Outlook files that are damaged or inaccessible. Supports Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/1bjhSi. (This link will automatically start a download of Outlook PST Repair that you can save to your computer.)

A: Finding and transferring Outlook Personal Folders from an Old Hard Disk

Your old outlook.pst file should be located here: Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Copy it over to your new PC. In Outlook, do File > Open > Outlook Data File

Here's some extra reading for future reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070

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Outlook .pst folders transfer

? I'm trying to copy my Outlook email personal folders, structure as well as content, from my Lenovo T410s laptop(Windows XP, Office 2007) to a Dell desktop(Windows 7, Office 2010).
? I have two separate sets of files,one labelled Archives and the other labelled Personal Folders, both of which have multiple subfolders.
? I've now copied both(using a memory stick), to the Dell desktop.
? I tried the Import and Export feature and also tried the Open Data File feature
? The Archive folder gets copied with all the sub-folders, but I can only access those if the memory stick is inserted into a USB port, even though the Archive folder is saved on the Dell desktop
? When I do the same thing with the Personal Folders, a ?Merge? folder opens but it doesn?t have any content
? I do see the default Personal Folders on the left side of the Outlook screen
What should I do?
Thanks.

A:Transferring Outlook .pst email personal folders

Did you use the Import/Export function in Outlook 2007?

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I use Outlook (Office 2000) as my email client, and it is set up with my address book and personal mail folders (e.g. 'Business Transactions', 'Family Mail', etc.).
How do I transfer Outlook 'wholesale' to a new PC, or to a new WinXP installation on a reformatted C: drive? (The new PC or new installation will have Office XP Pro.)
In other words, how do I transfer all settings, folders, and address book to a new PC/fresh installation on old PC so that Outlook is set up exactly as before with all emails in their proper folders? (I know how to configure my email account with my ISP's details etc.)
Thanks for any help. Cheers.
 

A:Transferring Outlook Settings & Folders

http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2002/up020605.htm#movetonew2002
this may help
 

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Is it possible to transfer the personal folders and all email from Outlook Express on a Windows 95 system to Outlook 2000 on a Windows 2000 system?

Thanks,
john0109
 

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We are changing computers and will use the same email address through our provider. We are using Outlook. Is there a way to copy the folders I have in my Inbox with Outlook to my new computer so I can still have access to them?

Thanks
 

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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!
 

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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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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.
 

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When I right click on the personal folders file, and then click on Close "Personal folder", I get an error message - "The operation failed. An object could not be found". Running "outlook.exe /cleanviews" makes no difference. How can I get rid of these personal folders? I am running the corporate version of Outlook 2000 with Windows XP Professional SP2.
 

A:Outlook personal folders can not be closed

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I have just spent the weekend getting my new HP computer set up, including adding Outlook 2003. I copied over from my old PC (just before the power supply burned up), most of my Outlook 2000 personal folders, one of them was called Saved. I imported them into 2003 Outlook, then deleted the Saved folder. Now when I launch Outlook, I get a message: Personal Folders The path specified in the file \\Homehelper\sharedocs\Saved.pst is not valid. Any Hints?
 

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Outlook 2000 "Personal Folders"
I have a workstation w/two Personal Folders. When I try to delete the second folder, (Close Personal Folders) it won't let me since there are data in contacts & calendar.
Any workarounds on deleting this second folder.
Sorry too busy to figure..out..really..
 

A:Outlook 2k double Personal Folders

Yeah you should be able to go to your control panel and under control panel you should see a mail ICON. Double click on your mail ICON. A menu should pop up with the service tab first. There you should see the personal folder. Delete the one you do not need. When you open up outlook again it should not be there.
 

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This morning an extra Personal Folder appeared in Outlook 2000, I'm not sure why. Two personal folders are listed now, the first one is completely blank. It appears to be an exact duplicate of Outlook 2000 default folders, but nothing is in it.

The next personal folder contains all of my emails, contacts, etc.

At first I thought this was not a big deal, because I can just minimize the first personal folder and ignore it.

However, when I compose an email now my contacts list is empty. Outlook seems to be trying to pull contacts from the first folder list.

My operating system is Windows XP.

How do I fix this without losing any emails or contacts? This is a corporate laptop, so it is imperative that I not lose any data.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I lost all my Outlook personal folders and Contacts. It happened right after installing iCloud.
Please help.
Thanks,

 

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I have set my mother's account up with GMAIL. When she reads her emails her inbox is showing "Personal Folders". I go into Account Settings and try and set her mailbox as default which it will not allow me to do.

Is there a way to just have her email account setup without "Personal Folders"?

Thanks

A:Getting Rid Of Personal Folders In Outlook 2007

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sparker781


I have set my mother's account up with GMAIL. When she reads her emails her inbox is showing "Personal Folders". I go into Account Settings and try and set her mailbox as default which it will not allow me to do.

Is there a way to just have her email account setup without "Personal Folders"?

Thanks


I'm not sure what you mean. Can you post a screenshot?

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My computer is running a Vista Home Premium 64-bit system. Today, all of a sudden about 95% of the icons on the desktop disappeared. Then while the "HP Hardware Diagnostic Program" was running it appeared to stall and lock up my computer while had Outlook 7 running. I tried control-alt-delete several times, but the system was really locked. I had to push to power button to restart the system. When I restarted Outlook, I couldn't open my outlook personal folders. When I try, I get error messages. One says that the .pst file is already in use an the other says that there is something wrong with the .pst file and to try to use scanpst.exe which I did but no luck. I would like to get the icons back on the desktop and I really would like to have my personal folders back in Outlook. Thanks in advance to any and all help with this.
 

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It seems that, in backing up my Outlook pst files on an external hard disk, I have created and now erased backup files that Outlook keeps looking for. In any case, every time I launch Outlook (2000), I get an error message: the f:\outlook 26 sep 06 backup could not be found, followed by a create/open personal folders menu. I need to click OK for the first and cancel for the second for Outlook to then launch correctly. I've also got three 'extra' 'personal folders' folders in addition to my Outlook Today personal folders. Can someone please provide some guidance about cleaning up this mess, while enabling me to continue backing up my Outlook files on my external drive?
Thanks
 

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Yesterday I wanted to shift one personal folder into another and then all the folders disappeared except for one! That folder does not contain the missing files or content.

Using search I can track the individual emails / content and even see the folders but cannot access them when I double click on them!

I am running Vista Small Business with Outlook 2007 all new. I have not imported from previous Outlook but started from scratch if that helps

Any clues on what to do?
 

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I have 1 user who is having email problems. She is one of the older employees at this company and therefore uses PST files for her email.

What appears to be happening is that when she receives an email, it sits in her Mailbox for 30 minutes or more until the user starts messing with Outlook. From this point, the emails either drop to the Personal Folders, or are manually moved.

The delivery is set to Personal Folders.

Has anyone else experienced this problem, and know of a way to get the emails to move to the personal folders in a more timely fashion as they should? I have tried doing a repair on Office, and tried altering some of the NIC settings to no avail. I don't personally have access to the Exchange server.

Update: Well, I think we're just going to change the user to Mailbox, and use the personal folders for archival purposes. However, if you know what the problem is, please feel free to post a fix.
 

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At work this morning, when I opened my email (Outlook 2002) I didn't have a user profile. All my old emails, my address book, and the profile I had been using for years was gone! I know have Outlook Express 6 in addition to Outlook 2002. I have no idea how that got on my computer. I Have scanned my computer for *.pst files to see if they were just hidden somewhere but the search turned up nothing. Two days ago everything was fine, was able to open and check my email with out issue. No one else has used my computer since I last worked two days ago. What could account for this problem and the Outlook Express 6 that is now on my computer? Where has my stuff gone? Is there any way to retrieve it?
 

A:Outlook profile and all personal folders, etc., GONE!!

Outlook Express is part of Windows, so it was always there. You just didn't use it. If the computer is physically accessible to others, I'd highly suspect someone else used it. No one's going to admit to anything when someone starts yelling about their lost data. It's anyone's guess as to what happened.

If the data is gone, it's gone. Did you have a backup? If not, you can try a recovery application like Recuva.
 

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Two personal folder have been created, when I try close personal folder2: the second one, or first one, it won't since there's contacts & schedule dates in calendar. The delete option is not allowed.

How do I work around this mess?
[This message has been edited by alexenjen (edited 02-28-2001).]
 

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I got a new windows 10 laptop a few weeks ago and I'm belatedly getting around to creating a system recovery disk on usb. I'm intending to use the standard windows 10 option 'create a recovery drive'. Someone mentioned that among other things this would be useful if I ever wanted to sell the machine on further down the line and wanted to do a clean install.

My question is, does the standard recovery disk save personal data because I've already loaded some music, docs, notes vids and added a few browser bookmarks etc. Basically I'm hoping it doesn't because I wouldn't want to pass anything on. (I already do 2 separate backups of my personal stuff in case of failure, so that's not an issue)

A:Does recovery disk save personal folders and files

I'm intending to use the standard windows 10 option 'create a recovery drive'. Someone mentioned that among other things this would be useful if I ever wanted to sell the machine on further down the line and wanted to do a clean install.



On a new PC - I would highly recommend that you > Create a Recovery Drive..
This will save the Factory Image to a USB - so if ever needed, you can re-install the factory Out Of Box setup..
That recovery drive will NOT contain any personal programs or files...

To backup the current state of your PC - Programs, Files, settings, etc..
I would recommend Marcium Reflect Free > http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx?x-ca=blog

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I now have 4 headings in the Folder List named Personal Folders, 3 of them are basic and have nothing in them. The 4th is my main list. How do I remove the other 3?
Tks
 

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Originally in the navigation pane of my Outlook 2007 Contacts I had 2 types of contacts folders, one named "Contacts" and the other named "Contacts in Personal Folders". I entered some different contact information into each of theses. Suddenly without me noticing that I did anything in settings or otherwise I lost the "Contacts in Personal Folders" from my navigation pane and when I look through only remaining- "Contacts" folder on navigation pane I have all contacts I enterred into the "Contacts" file but I do not have any of the information -contacts _ I entered into "Contacts in Personal Folders" folder in navigation pane that vanished. Also when I was saving I noticed that when I clicked on "Contacts in personal folders" in navigation pane the box to enter info (Business cards view) had on the bottom of it a box checked saying in "in personal folders". and the info box of the group under folder named "Contact" only screens (that is now the only one visible) did not have that check-box. Now I lost -at least cannot find ton of information _contacts_ I entered into that list (Contacts in personal folders) I do not understand why it dissapeared, also not clear what is the difference between the two "contact" folder types I always accessed any contacts by clicking the appropriate folder in the navigation pane and do not know how to access n other way if possible.the information... Read more

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I created a .pst export so that I could copy my outlook information from my main computer to a new laptop. It was successful but made a duplicate personal and sub folders on the main computer only. Also on the outlook today page it doesn't make any counts for incoming messages or other countable folders. I can save the sub folder titles to it but it doesn't recognized and put a count in even though I check both areas or just one etc... If I go to the folder from the outlook today page the folder is empty but if I go to the folder from the navigation list I can see the messages and also a count.
The notebook Outlook is working properly
Hope this makes sense to you..
Charles

A:Outlook 2007 duplicate personal and sub folders

Have a look in Libraries>Documents>Outlook Files and see what's in there.

If the exported .pst file is there you can delete it, and then try creating a fresh .pst information file for export.

You should, at some stage in the procedure, be able to choose the location you want to save it to.

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Hello. When I got my new HP Windows 7 laptop several months ago I installed Office 2013. I recall at the time importing more than one personal folder into the new Outlook. Enough time has passed that I'm ready to get rid, if I can, of the annoyance having folders I don't use in the folder list on the left. Maybe I should be using them but I don't.
 
From the top: first I have personal folder with subfolders inbox, drafts, sent, etc.As far as I know I don't use these folders at all and I have cut and moved most of the messages in them to the second folder list.
 
The second list is [email protected] There I also have subfolders inbox, drafts, sent, deleted as well as the many other subfolders I've created for various needs.
 
So, can I get rid of the personal folders listed first? Should I keep them? If so, can I hide them somehow?
 
Thanks.

A:Outlook 2013 - Extra Personal Folders

Anyone?

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Dear All

Can I confirm with Outlook 2000 that if I 'Remove' a supposed duplicate personal folder that, thats it I will not be able to restore it??

Removed the personal folder by selecting 'Tools', Services and pressing the 'Remove' button.

Problem is it was not the right Personal Folder!! I still have another duplicate so not such a problem but have lost some e-mails.

No sign of the removed file in the recycle bin or having done a search on all .pst files anywhere on the system.

Have also eventually managed to unhide the local settings folder after a separate search on the internet but no sign of any missing folder in there either - .pst files normally stored here. Admit that was being a bit hopeful

If this is the case, don't you think deleting perhaps all your e-mails is a little too easy! And why is there not something similar to the Recycle bin?

Comments appreciate.
 

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I currently have 4 copies of the same personal folders in my outlook 2000. How do I delete the extra copies of the folders.

 

A:Outlook 2000 duplicate personal folders

Hi pollyanna
What mode do you have running for Outlook 2000?
Corporate/Workgroup (CW) or Internet Mail Only (IMO)
Help>About Microsoft Outlook, should say on the second line.

(CW)Try right clicking on the Personal Folders, select Close Personal Folders.
Tools>Services, Hightlight the Personal Folders you want to Remove and select the Remove button.
You may need to select the Properties button first to see what .pst file it is attached to. I renamed all my Personal Folders with the .pst file so that at a glance I could tell which one belonged.

After removing the Personal Folders list from your Services, you would need to locate the .pst file and delete it.

Let us know if this works for you or if you are using Internet Mail Only.
 

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Here are the issues with a new installation of Office Outlook 2007.
After the IMAP install I went into tools > options > mail setup > email accounts > datafiles > add > office outlook pst

and the folders and files with the account populated their respective areas.
However I ended up with multiple personal folders.
I have one personal folder above the mail.ourserver.com and three personal folders below the imap mail.ourserver.com

I am tempted to copy the files (inbox, sent, and so forth) from the lower three personal folders into the first listed personal folder ? and then delete those three personal folders leaving one personal folder.

Second: on the imap mail.ourserver.com ?sent? are all the older sents however on the first listed personal folder in that ?sent? box are the current sends? That I cannot figure out?.

And lastly I have four ?Contacts? that I incorporated using tools/options?.
The first three contact folders were old contacts used as historical reference.
The forth contract folder I named ?Contacts 2012?. Though I added the four pst contact folders the Contact 2012 is not listed, and I cannot locate it. However, if I compose an email and bring down from the contact list ? there is listed Contact 2012 ? and then I can add the recipient.

I have a scrambled Outlook 2007 and manage with difficulty maneuvering through the hierarchy however having everything in logical territories would be advantages. A singular personal folder, the imap... Read more

A:Outlook 2007 Multiple Personal Folders

Hello Chuck -

An expanded folder screen shot would help me understand your issue.

Regards,
GEWB

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I see from previous threads that Outlook 2003 .pst folders appear generally problematic, but cannot extract an answer to my specific problem--perhaps it is beyond a novice? Appreciate any advice:

Since installing Windows 7 I have received frequent notification upon opening Outlook 2003 that my "Personal Folders were not closed properly; they are being checked for errors." Since it always eventually opened, assumed it was just an annoying glitch to be endured.

Most recently, however, Outlook could not open Personal Folders because they were "not available." After rebooting and retrying several times, I somehow apparently managed to force open new Personal Folders from which all my previous folder trees, mail contents, tasks, calendar, etc. are absent. (Mysteriously, several thousand e-mails dating back to February downloaded into the newly created folders.) Although the new Contacts folder is empty when I open it directly, I somehow retain addresses previously in my address book through the memory feature in the To box for new messages.

Taking advice through previous threads, I located the mailbox.pst file, renamed it (mymailbox.pst) and saved it to my desktop. What I cannot now seem to do is restore it as it was back in Outlook again. Have tried "Open," "Data File Management" options, and "Import" all without success. The latter gave me back some of my folders (deposited under "Deleted Items"), but all folders we... Read more

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I have windows xp as my operating system with office 2007. I have recently installed a new 500gb gb hard disk and restored the email foilders from the crashed hard disk backup.Recently I installed the microsoft outlook back up utllity tool which has been integrated to the ms outlook 2007. When I used the tool to back up my mails and folders to desktop the folder appears orphaned as can be seen from the attached image taken using print screen command. I am unsure if it is valid backup or corrupted file!I am anxious if my original outlook 2007 mail client has developed some errors or bugs in it.
 

A:ms outlook personal folders back up tool

If you have used the MS-Personal Folders Backup Tool then the file created will have .pst extension unless you changed it when specifying the location during Backup.
So right click on the backed up file and view its Properties and see if it has extension .pst file. You can also open this file through the Change Data files option in Outlook and see if the the file created is the right one. If you still have problem, search in Google for "Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool" and you see lot of information about this backup tool from MS.
Hope this helps.
 

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I have seen alot of threads on this but I still needed some clarification if possible. We have a computer running Windows XP that we did a reinstall of windows. After we did that a duplicate set of personal folders showed up in outlook. Now when we receive email and move to any folder it is duplicated in the second set of folders. Looks to be identical. So both sets of personal folders have emails in them. There is only one .pst file that is very large 4gb. Too large I know and we need to pair it down but my question - is one of the reasons it is so large is because it has 2 sets of all the folders with emails in them? I was going to try to close one set of the personal folders but both of the "close folder" options are greyed out on the menu. Can we delete one set of the personal folders without losing anything in the other set if it seems that everything is going into both identically?

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A:Duplicate Personal Folders in Outlook 2003

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I have two Personal Folders Microsoft Outlook 2007. They both have the same subfolders in them. Is this correct? I've been trying to transfer/import my personal folders into Outlook 2007, in my notebook computer. I haven't been able to do that as of yet but I was thinking that in making several attempts I have somehow duplicated my personal folders in Outlook. I had the same thing in both my desktop and laptop computers. Is there any way of the leading the second Personal Folders in Outlook? Thanks in advance.
 

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When I open Outlook ( running under XP) I get the error message " The data file "Personal Folders" was not closed properly. The file is being checked for problems."

What is ( not) happening and does anyone know how I can sort it ?

Thanks

David

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If I never deleted some personal folders, they still have to be there somewhere right? If someone clicks CLOSE PERSONAL FOLDERS, does that delete them? There has to be a way to restore them if they are missing from the Mailbox tree.

A:Recover Personal Folders In Outlook 2003

Hi, jgadrummer:If all you did was use the option to Close Personal Folders, the file will still exist somewhere on your computer. If you can find the personal folder file(.pst), you can add it back to Outlook by using the Mail icon in the Control Panel. Click Data Files..., Add..., follow the rest of the prompts by selecting the proper personal folders file type, and locate and select your Personal Folders file. By default, mine opened in the folder location where the existing personal folders file was located.Hope that helps,

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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.

lol
Hew
 

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Hiya

NOTE: New version updated October 31, 2003. This updated version fixes an issue with the browsing functionality on Windows 98 and Windows ME.
Backing up your Microsoft Outlook information is quicker and easier with the Personal Folders Backup feature. Personal Folders Backup creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2000 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up.

With Personal Folders Backup, you can choose which of your .PST files you wish to back up, and how often you wish to back them up.

Each .PST file contains all of your Outlook folders, including the Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts. You can have a single .PST file (usually called "Internet Folders" or "Personal Folders" in your Folder List), but you might also have an additional .PST file that you use for archiving ("Archiving Folders"). Personal Folders Backup lets you back up any or all of these .PST files.

Note Personal Folders Backup only backs up .PST files. If you have a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox, your server mailbox folders are likely backed up regularly by your server administrator.

Note If you are using an East Asian operating system (such as Korean language WinMe) with an English version of Office, you will be unable to use this download.

For additional details and assistance refer to
Using the Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool.
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Every now and again I load Outlook and another set of Personal folders has been added under my current set. They completely duplicate the folders and messages already in my Personal Folders. I now have five sets of these - each a snap shot of my folders when it was created. I wish to delete them and, of course, I can delete those which duplicate the folders I created - but they contain Intray, Deleted Items etc. etc. which Outlook will not allow me to delete. How do I get rid of them and how do I stop Outlook creating new sets in the future?

My second problem with Outlook 2002 is that I wish to create weekly back ups and have always done so by exporting to a pst file. After many years of doing this I am now getting the message: 'The operation failed. An object could not be found.' So, I am unable to over-write the previous file and have to create a file with a new name. This is OK except that I now have a very large number of pst files which I cannot delete - and it appears that Outlook is constantly adding data to them. Indeed, it seems that this is happening even on days when I have not exported, because the dates of the files are those of the latest day I have accessed my computer.

Can anyone help? Many thanks
 

A:Outlook 2002 creates additional Personal folders

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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?

Florio

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

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






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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:





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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


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I checked my inbox last night to find out that all my messages and personal folders had disappeared. I am on Windows 2000 Professional and using Outlook Express 6. I searched for any files with extension ".pst" but couldn't find it anywhere. I am not sure if outlook express stores the personal folder as ".pst" extensions or some other file extension. I would really like someone to help me retrieve my inbox with personal folders. One strange thing is that the "Deleted" and "sent" folders still contains all my messages. Is it possible that a new instance of outlook express got started for some reason and my original instance of outlook express is still somewhere saved on my computer? Please help.
 

A:Outlook Express - Inbox & Personal Folders Disappeared

Outlook Express keeps its stuff in dbx files. It's Outlook that uses .pst files.

To find out what location OE is currently using for its store folder, in OE go to Tools>Options>Maintenence and click on the "Store Folder" button. Then look around for other store folders in that same area (click on Browse). The default store folders are a pain because they use impossible-to-remember names with a long string of numbers and letters.

Keep changing the store folder until your missing messages appear....they should be in one of those folders with the idiotic letter/number name.
 

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Hi,

We are in the process of upgrading users to a newer version of Citrix. This includes an office upgrade from 2010 to 2013. After upgrading one user I found that his Outlook forders are missing. How do I get these to appear in his Outlook folders list?

Cheers
Paul
 

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I am trying to backup my Outlook folders using the Import and Export function. I'm just wondering whether or not "exporting" the file will cause those messages to no longer appear in Outlook itself, or if exporting just makes a copy. Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Question about Outlook Personal Folders File Export

Exporting copies - nothing is deleted.

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Recently I have configured my Hotmail Live email account in Outlook 2007 through POP account wizard. All of my inbox mails got downloaded but my personal folders (Sent, Jobs, Family, Finance, etc.) were not configured / downloaded.

I understand that by installing Outlook Connector I can download personal folders. But I dont want to install Connector as I see people have many problems with that.

I would appreciate if anyone can guide me as how can I download personal folders without installing connector.

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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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For some reason I have 3 sets of Personal Folders and Calendars in my Outlook 2003 (running on Vista). When I try to delete either of the 2 that I don't want I get this error message:

"This operation failed. The object could not be found."

Does anyone know how to remedy this? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

Andrew
 

A:Can't Delete 2nd and 3rd Personal Folders & Calendars in Outlook 2003

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Hi

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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