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Microsoft Outlook 2007 wil not allow me to delete some folders

Q: Microsoft Outlook 2007 wil not allow me to delete some folders

When I try to delete certain folders I get the message stating "The server responded: 'NONEXISTANT] mailbox doesnt exist: INBOX. CANDDIATES.ACTIVE.    My email is an IMAP that goes through my companies web based email.  The folder is not in my web mail.   Does anyone know how I can delete these folders from my outlook?  Thanks!

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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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i have formated my pc and i had outlook 2003.

befor the format i backed up my mails by using the software abf outlook backup (trail version)

after the format i installed office 2007 and i am using now outlook 2007, but when i am traying to delete items from inbox, i am getting black line ,right on the deleted item (line like when we have a list and we want to delete it with pencil by mark it with line on it).

now, when i press right mouse on the "deleted item with the line on it", i have option to cancel the delete, but all i want, is to delete the items for good..and now i ahve this items on the inbox and even when there is this line on them, they are not in the deleted items folder...

so..how do i delete them fro good?
also , in the backup folders, delete works fine, but i can't delete normaly from the new inbox folder.

thanks ahead.

A:Solved: problem with delete mail (microsoft outlook 2007)

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Running Vista Ultimate (32 bit) on HP Media Center Desktop Unit (8100y). Each time system is booted up and Outlook 2007 is accessed for the first time, Microsoft Office 2007 begins to reconfigure itself. Neither canceling of the configuation process nor allowing the process to complete seems to have any apparent effect on subsequent operations.

Performed repair function on the Office application without any discernible effect. Any help in resolving this issue would be truly appreciated!

A:Starting Outlook 2007 causes Microsoft Office 2007 to reconfigure itself

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The following hyperlink in Microsoft Word opens up a contact from Outlook. Is there an easy macro that goes to that contact, and adds to the work document, the words from a certain field in the contact. I have new fields in my contact form, and want the word document to show the words from some of those fields.
Here is the easy hyperlink to a contact in a subfolder of contacts:
Outlook:Contacts/Subfolder Name/~Contact Name Thanks very much.

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I just put in a new hard drive and installed the latest version of Office 2007. I kept the data and archive files from Outlook 2003 so I could import them into Outlook 2007 and get back to business. However, that did not happen. It was able to read and bring up most of the data, but I am missing some folders which are critical.

The critical folders are folders that were created manually. They were used to store email messages that came in that were important. They were simply dragged from the Inbox and put into that folder. There were also folders within that folder. I'm not sure if these folders and subfolders were in the Inbox or not. They may not have been.

The way I imported it was by going to TOOLS>ACCOUNT SETTINGS>DATA FILES tab>and pointed to the old PST file.

I also pointed to the archive.pst file as well, but later went to FILE>ARCHIVE and pointed to the old archive.pst file in there. Bot ways did not reveal the folders that are needed.

Is Outlook 2007 not able to read all data from Outlook 2003 pst files, or is there a fix for this?

Please advise.

A:Move from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007 not successful; not reading certain folders

I purchased a new Notebook with Office 2007 installed and copied over my Outlook 2000 pst file. I also had manually created folders for filing important emails. Mine were sub folders within the Inbox folder. Everything copied over, but I could not see the manual folders at first until I double clicked the Inbox folder in the side panel and then they spilled out. I would look for them in that panel and double click anything there starting with Inbox, Sent etc. Also try doing a search for any subject or address of an email you may have saved.

When copying over the pst file I think everything is copied. Appears you did not just copy contacts for example, but the complete pst file. I think the folders are there as Sub Folders, just hidden within one of the main folders such as Inbox.

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See attachment for exact error. Just started this evening although have been using outlook earlier in the day.

I have run through everything here that is applicable for pop mail.

Additionally I haveRun a repair of office 2007
Tried the noextensions switch
Tried running Outlook in compatability mode
Using a back up of my pst file
Recreating bak file

But still no joy. I have looked a half dozen other links most of which suggest some of the fixes on the link above.

Still getting this error. Only updates that have installed today is windows defender signatures. ESET smart security licence also renewed.

Can anyone help please?

A:Outlook 2007 - Cannot start, open outlook window, set of folders...

Have you tried it with the /resetnavpane switch?

More information on command line options for outlook: http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/ou...001218589.aspx

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For no apparent reason my version of MS Outlook has suddenly gone belly-up. All other apps. in Office work fine.
When I now try to open Outlook I receive the following "Cannot open your default email folders. The file C:\User\Maurice\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file"

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing Office from the original disks a number of times, I have successfully installed this on another Win7 desktop computer partition and it works fine. I have attempted to follow the MS repair online notification for .pst but it doesn't seem to work (or maybe it is me that isn't working). Most frustrating. Any word by word suggestions greatly appreciated.

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I used Zinstall to move all my files/programs from my old computer to my new one in the last few days. I also upgraded the new one from 8.1 to Win10 after the migration. Knowing Win10 doesn't work with MSOffice2007, I subscribed to MSOffice365 in the new computer. Now, Outlook 2013 doesn't show the same folders I had in Outlook 2007, and I need to know where all my saved files went and how to import them to this system. (They are still sitting in my old computer, if I have to copy them to a zip drive & move them again.)

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I have Microsoft Office 2003 installed and also the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007. However, when I receive an e-mail with a Microsoft Word 2007 attachment, the document will not open even with the Compatibility Pack installed. I can not convert .docx to .doc. Any advice please?

A:Microsoft Outlook 2003 - Attachments in Microsoft Word 2007 will not open

Hi again,

Anybody able to help me with this please?

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Hello All,

I want to protect my Outlook 2007 email folder, and some other MS Office folders from hackers who might break into my computer. If I password protect my Outlook 2007 .pst file, will that prevent a hacker who enters my computer from accessing my email, and other office folders?

I am not concerned about protecting my computer from someone who happens to pass by my desk, since I live alone. I am only interested in protecting against someone who breaks into my computer.

If I password protect my computer's Vista Account, will that prevent a hacker from accessing my emails, etc.?

If none of the above mentioned techniques will protect these computer files from a hacker, what other options do I have?

Thank you for your help,


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Hi all,

I am having an issue with Outlook 2007 (office 2007 professional) whereby I cannot view public folders. The exchange server is 2003 service pack 2. The problem does not exist wtih outlook 2003.

A message to the like of you do not have "sufficient permission to view the folders please contact your system administrator".

Can anyone help?


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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"?


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"?


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

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OK, This has really been troubling me so any help would be appreciated!

Its regarding viewing subfolders in main folders. My setup up is below. I have a main folder "Major League Soccer" and then two subfolders which sibsequently contain the feeds"

"RSS Feeds"
"Major League Soccer"(folder)
"MLS General" (folder)
"MLSNet.com" (feed)
"ESPN - MLS News" (feed)
"Team News" (folder)
"Chicago Fire" (folder)
"Chicago News from Jon" (feed)
"Chicago fire stats" (feed)
"New York Red Bulls" (folder)

What I want to do is instead of clicking the feed to see the latest blog entries, I want to click the contaiing folder and view all the feeds together. So for example I want to click "Chicago Fire" folder and view the two containing feeds together. Then I would like to click "team news" and view all the feeds contained in the subfolders. Then finally I would like to click "Major League Soccer" and see the feeds from both "MLS General" and "Team News".

I hope I have explained my problem clearly enough and greatly appreciate any help you guys can throw my way. Currently when I click these root folders it says "There are no items to show in this view".

Thank You All!

A:Outlook 2007 RSS Feeds and Folders

here is a picture of what i am talking about:
http://www.xsolive.com/Outlook Screen shots/Outlook07Problem.jpg

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Hi there,

Using Outlook 2007 on Windows 8 OS, loads to inbox fine but when I expand the (+) and try to access any sub folders Outlook gets stuck in a long loading loop and ultimately says "Not responding" and I need to shut down the application.

PC reboot does nothing, no error messages appear. I can access other main folders fine, its only an issue with sub folders within my inbox.

Please help.



A:Outlook 2007 sub folders will not load

First thing, I would run a repair on office.

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i have seen many posts about this particular issue. i am gathering information and doing research on this issue. for the people having this problem, are you using the Outlook Connector to connect to a Microsoft Live email account or any other online accounts?

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I have Outlook 365 and I have some empty folders with no email accounts associated with them any longer and I cannot delete them.
These are not the default folders, these are folders I added for some additional email accounts I had.

A:Delete folders in Outlook 365

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In late February I bought an Asus Desktop, Windows 10, 64 bit computer along with a Microsoft Home & Business 2016 package.
Under Outlook I am recently unable to delete four empty folders that appear to have IMAP as a common feature. If I individually delete them they go to trash and before I can permanently delete them there they reappear in my folder list.
My ISP provider can't seem to fix the problem and Microsoft gives no warranty on its products other than installation and only offered to fix the issue remotely provided I purchase an advanced help plan at AU$120 which I declined.
However I subsequently found that with the minimal help they had provided with its first level support I had lost my access to Outlook entirely necessitating a further call to them to have it restored without loss of my folders and files. Again they would not address the bug in the system without purchase of the advanced help plan. Their only advice is that I s... Read more

A:Can't Delete Outlook Folders

What folder are they, as all folder that are on the IMAP email account server will appear in Outlook. They must be removed at the server level to be removed from the outlook listing.

Have you tried remove the IMAP email accounts from your Outlook?
Then try and delete the folders.

Or even go to the IMAP account using your browser see if you delete the folders there if they will be removed from Outlook.

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Please someone tell me how to stop this. I will want to forward an email, it sends but it will not delete after it sends and it will keep on sending out the same one for a long time. All of them have had attachments but I do not know if that matters.


A:Outlook 2007 will not delete

alcotab said:

Please someone tell me how to stop this. I will want to forward an email, it sends but it will not delete after it sends and it will keep on sending out the same one for a long time. All of them have had attachments but I do not know if that matters.
Click to expand...

Not really sure what you are asking. Outlook doesn't "delete" email unless you ask it to and attachments depending on the size can take a long time. How big are they and what is your internet connection i.e. dialup or broadband?

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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 ?



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Now this is probably going to sound very strange, but this is starting to get a little annoying so would like to see if it can be sorted. In Outlook 2007 I have my Inbox and a folder set up called Current Mail, which I place any in progress e-mails into so that I can keep a record of all e-mails I'm working on. This folder is sorted by the category of the e-mail which I am using to display its priority, i.e. which one needs to be looked at first. At the moment when I select this folder it auto selects the message right at the bottom of the Reading Pane, which is slightly annoying as my Priority 1 e-mails are right at the top and my lower priorities are at the bottom. This means that every time I go into the folder, I have to scroll all the way back up to find the e-mail I want to work on, or the e-mail that I was previously viewing. Is there any way to set this auto select to default to the previously viewed e-mail or the top of the list, rather than just hitting the bottom straight away? My Inbox selects the most recent message and doesn't seem to have any differences?

A:Solved: Outlook 2007 Folders and Messages

hey ad_taylor that is weird. i also have out2007 and in my folders i have reading pane on the right and if i first go to the folder it selects the top message. unless it's sorted ascending by date. i don't know. maybe try going to view, current view, customize current view, then try to play with those options, maybe go to group by and try unchecking the automatically group checkbox at the top. or you could try to just reverse the sort order.

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New Office 2007 installed on new Vista Ultimate 64 based system and decided to transfer settings from XP system. Unfortunately, can not get Cisco VPN running on Vista 64 system and when I try and run, Outlook, I get a:

Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opend. Attemp to log on to Microsoft Exchange has failed.

Is there anyway to reset Outlook to a fresh clean start? I have re-loaded Office 2007 twice trying to clean off the old data so that I can manually set Outlook up with out it looking for Microsoft Exchange.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Outlook 2007 will not load, cannot access folders

Couple of problems addressed:

1) once I realized that the Mail folder is in the 32 bit program folder in the Control Panel. It was easy to fix some of the links and push the Exchange email to come-up in Off-line mode. This is due to a lack of Cisco VPN service for Vista based systems.

2) Retested and investigated with IT department for either updated Cisco VPN software or ability to use Cisco's SSL VPN which we have implemented world wide. Neither work with Vista and Cisco's only response if for their customers to upgrade their systems to AnyConnect. As a global company, we will not be doing that soon so will need to use HTML version to access corporate email.

Considering the importance and size of the business community that uses Cisco VPN products and the perceived desire by MS to get Vista into that market, one would think that they would bend over to ensure their customers were serviced well by one of them not requiring a major over-haul of their VPN service!

If anyone finds a ways to work around the VPN issue, would be greatly appreciative.



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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..

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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Is it possible to set up Outlook 2007 so that it will automatically open to a specific mail folder (such as Unread Mail), to save some clicks? I know I can set it to open to the Mail Folder view, but more specifically, to a Mail folder?

OS Windows XP


A:Solved: Outlook 2007 Mail Folders

Hi there Barbara,

Take a look here...



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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.


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Does anyone have a solution on how to export my personal folders in Hotmail to Outlook 2007? The messages and inbox/deleted folders is not a problem but cannot bring the my other folders to Outlook. Thanks for your help

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I don't think I've ever felt so unintelligent. One of my co-workers has a web folder where the text size seems to be at about 300%. Now, this doesn't really bother her, but it drives me bananas. I can't seem to find a way to change the font size/text size of an Outlook 2007 web folder - anyone? Seems like it should be a simple task - but i've come up with nothing.

A:Outlook 2007 - Web folders - Text Size

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I am wanting to delete some folders that keep on showing up in my options list...see screenshot below. I have deleted the folders from the folder tree but when I want to create a rule I notice they show up in that list. Any ideas?
Folders I want to remove are:
Junk E-mail
Laurence 2
Laurence 2

A:Can I Delete Outlook 2002 Folders?

Is this an unreasonable question?

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I am in the process of converting from Eudora to Outlook. I imported my email from Eudora to Outlook Express, then to Outlook 2000 to preserve the timestamps. I want to delete some of the folders that contain old email. First I archived them to individual pst folders. However, I can't move or delete the folders....any folder. Whether I right click on a folder or use the File menu, the move and delete options are greyed out. What gives? How do I get rid of unwanted folders?

A:Can't delete Outlook 2000 folders

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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).]

A:Outlook (2 personal folders delete 1)

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I have three messages from a friend and I cannot delete them. When I try, I get "the file is full", even when I try to save it to another file. I have tried to delete it online and offline.

I have no problems deleting other emails, just from this friend.


A:Can't delete message in Outlook 2007

Welcome to TSG!! Your problem doesn't sound to bad. I'm think corrupt .pst file.

An MS Knowledge Bullitian tells how to repair....

MS KB287497

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This is for Outlook 2007, installed on my wife's brand new laptop. It's a Dell Vostro 1320, plenty of RAM and a more than fast processor. It's running Windows 7 and has Office 2007 Enterprise installed. The install was working fine and the deleting was working okay (I believe so) upon initially installing. Today my wife pointed out that she cannot delete emails by using the delete key, CTRL+D or the X in the toolbar (which should be red but its grayed out). I tried repairing the PST file, to no avail, and tried an OST file repair but there is not a .ost file. It's not caching. I'm not sure if that's a cause for the problem or not. Also, worth mentioning, is that I imported 2 .pst files from her old laptop (Outlook 2007) so that her emails would be present in her inbox. The email is set up with IMAP so it needed to be done that way because old emails weren't pushing out from the server.

So what's wrong with the deleting?

Sorry for so much information, but I felt it was good to unload the details.


PS - I neglected to mention that if she opens an email and deletes from the toolbar there it works fine.

A:Cannot delete email in outlook 2007

When using IMAP emails are not necessarily deleted, they are only marked for deletion until the server purges them.

When you select delete on an email does anything happen? You should see a line marked through it to note it has been marked for deletion.

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I am trying to change the settings on my boss's Outlook 2007 program so that every time he exits Outlook, his emails automatically delete. Is there a way to do this besides autoarchiving?

A:Auto Delete on Outlook 2007

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How does one delete a profile in Outlook 2007? Microsoft says to go to Control Panel / User Accounts / Mail. But when I go to User Accounts there is no mail option. Any assistance is appreciated.

Thank you.

A:How to Delete a profile in Outlook 2007?

Delete the account from within Outlook.

Open Outlook.

On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.

Highlight the profile you want to remove.

Click Remove.

Confirm you want to remove the account.

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Hi, I have exported a list of empty folders from Lotus Notes and saved them in Excel. It's a simple list with the names of the folders (e.g., USCS\2. Cross-Sector Services\CMR\j2G). I want to use the same folders in Outlook 2007. I am VBA-illiterate but it seems a VBA macro would be the best way to import the folders and tell Outlook 2007 to put them under the Inbox = Inbox\USCS\2. Cross-Sector Services\CMR\j2G. I have attached a file with 10 sample folders. Any help would be appreciated! Best, M

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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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I have just setup my Gmail account in my Outlook 2007,
the inbox in the "personal folder" category and the "favorite folder" category is empty,
but the inbox folder in the category "[email protected]" contains my emails.
is there a way to merge or sync the folders?

a screen shot of my folders


A:Solved: Outlook 2007 - merge or sync 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?


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

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We have Outlook 2007 on every PC in our Office. Somehow, whenever I want to move an email (right-click on hold, move from inbox to desktop, release mousebutten, confirm move) the result is different on XP and Vista PC's.

On my pc e.g. (XP) the email is removed from the inbox. On several Vista-PCs the email remains.

Somehow these small differences can drive one mad!

First feature (removing) is wanted. Is there a way to change it for the Vista-Outlooks?

A:Outlook 2007, moving emails to desktop (or other folders)

OK, it's definitely a Vista related problem because one of the Vista PC's has the same Office Edition like I have on XP and reacts differently. Anyone experiencing the same?

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Hello, I have a user who has accidentally deleted one of her sub-folders in the Archive folder. Is there any way to recover this? I saw nothing in the Tools Menu > Recover Deleted Items.. area and there is nothing in the trash bin.

A:Recover Deleted Outlook 2007 Archive Sub-Folders

Does she have any backups at all that she could extract the folder from, I don't think that a System Restore to a date just before she deleted it would help here, although it wouldn't hurt to try.

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System: Windows 10 Home, Version 1703, OS Build 15063.674, Outlook 2016 (all MS s/w fully updated).
Hardware: I7 chip-based laptop with 16 GB RAM

I deleted two folders for which I had no further need. They went into the "Trash" folder in Outlook 2016. When I try to delete them permanently, however, I find that I cannot as they are recreated in seconds in the Trash folder.

How may I delete these folders permanently?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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i can't delete a corrupted meeting request i got in outlook 2007.
whenevery i open it
1. outlook freezes when i try to read it
2. i can't delete the meeting from within outlook

i tried selecting a couple of message before and after and delete the whole group but to no avail

i know that in the past (outlook 2000), there was a tool that allowed you to manually browse and delete messages w/o opening outlook through the Mdbvu32.exe utility but don't know what to do now, with outlook 2007.

help someone, i'm stuck


A:cannot delete a corrupted message in outlook 2007. help!!

Have you tried deleting the message while working Offline? (FILE >> WORK OFFLINE)

Also try in SAFE MODE

START >> RUN and then type Outlook /safe


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In Outlook 2007 all the folders under inbox cannot be deleted. I get a message "Cannot delete this folder. Right-click the folder, and then click properties to check your permissions for the folder. See the folder owner or your administrator to change your permissions. Folder is full."

I am the administrator (the only user of this computer). When I right click on the folder and look at Administration tab the buttons associated with permissions are greyed out.

What do I need to do the delete folders maually added by me under the inbox

Thanks Keith Lingenfelter

A:Solved: Outlook 2007 can't delete folder

My only thought right now is to close out of Outlook and delete the .ost file. If the inbox is located in a pst file, then the pst if full potentially.

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Hi all
Note to you guys with IMAP and Outlook 2010.

When you DELETE now it works similar to POP3 -- the delete mail now gets moved to the DELETED folder in the IMAP folder which you then delete via the DELETE option in the menu or right mouse click on the item in the folder view.

On Outlook 2007 the item had a LINE through it which you then deleted via PURGE.

I think I prefer the newer method -- but beware if you run more than one computer as DELETE now really does mean DELETE and the item will appear in the deleted items folder.

If you have one computer with Outlook 2007 and another with Outlook 2010 you won't be able to see or DELETE the items in Outlook 2007 if you deleted them in Outlook 2010.

I don't think it's a real problem -- but just be aware of the differences in how the two releases work. (IMAP only -- POP3 works just like it did before)


A:Outlook 2010 IMAP - Delete is different to 2007

I have just the opposite issue. Outlook 2010 eliminates messages from my list as soon as I delete them (and sends them to the appropriate folder, where I can still find them before purging). Is there any way I can get 2010 to act like 2007 and strikeout the deleted messages until I elect to purge them? None of my attempted manipulations under Account Settings has accomplished this end.

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I have a number of new fields the contact form which are combo-box& date fields. Is there any simple macro available that can delete what is in that field of the contact, and pastes it to some other field?

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At some point I misspelled a contact's Email address. I have deleted that contact entirely from my Outlook address book and corrected the mistake in my Outlook contacts. But whenever I type that person's name in the "To" line of a new Email, the old misspelling always appears. Any idea where that old mistake is "hiding" and how I make it go away?

First time post...thanks for any help/advice!

A:Solved: Outlook 2007 contact won't delete!?

Hi Jerry Atrick

When the incorrect e-mail address is highlighted, try pressing the Delete key to remove that e-mail address.

Let us know if that works for you or not.

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