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dave458581
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:21 pm    Post subject: Personal Folders that won't go away - Please Help
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I have wasted loads of time trying to solve this problem. Using
Outlook 2003 on Windows XP Home Edition.

I have two Personal Folders in my file list that I can't get rid of. I
use a pst file and root folder called Davids Folders. I would like to
get rid of all other folders in the Folder List.

The two Personal Folders are exactly the same. Any changes to one is
replicated in the other. They both belong to the original Outlook.pst
file. I know this because if I remove the Outlook.pst file they both
stop working.

If I go to File > Data File Manager, I can only see one file, which is
the one I have set up called Davids Folders. This is the default mail
delivery file and it is working fine. I have closed all other data
files from this window (inlcuding Personal Folders) and hence would
expect them to have been removed from the folder list in Outlook.

If I Right Click either of the Personal Folders > Close "Personal
Folders". I get "The Operation Failed. An object could not be found."

Any help would be most appreciated.

David.
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlo
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Since: Mar 21, 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Personal Folders that won't go away - Please Help [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Why did you waste so much time?
This question answer have been posted countless times here.
You have a corrupt Outlook profile, probably from migrating your data file
incorrectly.
Just create a new profile and migrate your data correctly.
Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx

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Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
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>I have wasted loads of time trying to solve this problem. Using
> Outlook 2003 on Windows XP Home Edition.
>
> I have two Personal Folders in my file list that I can't get rid of. I
> use a pst file and root folder called Davids Folders. I would like to
> get rid of all other folders in the Folder List.
>
> The two Personal Folders are exactly the same. Any changes to one is
> replicated in the other. They both belong to the original Outlook.pst
> file. I know this because if I remove the Outlook.pst file they both
> stop working.
>
> If I go to File > Data File Manager, I can only see one file, which is
> the one I have set up called Davids Folders. This is the default mail
> delivery file and it is working fine. I have closed all other data
> files from this window (inlcuding Personal Folders) and hence would
> expect them to have been removed from the folder list in Outlook.
>
> If I Right Click either of the Personal Folders > Close "Personal
> Folders". I get "The Operation Failed. An object could not be found."
>
> Any help would be most appreciated.
>
> David.
>
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DL
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Since: Jul 02, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: Re: Personal Folders that won't go away - Please Help [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You have a corrupt Profile.
Use the mail applet in the control panel to create a new profile, then add
the data file and your accounts to it

wrote in message

> I have wasted loads of time trying to solve this problem. Using
> Outlook 2003 on Windows XP Home Edition.
>
> I have two Personal Folders in my file list that I can't get rid of. I
> use a pst file and root folder called Davids Folders. I would like to
> get rid of all other folders in the Folder List.
>
> The two Personal Folders are exactly the same. Any changes to one is
> replicated in the other. They both belong to the original Outlook.pst
> file. I know this because if I remove the Outlook.pst file they both
> stop working.
>
> If I go to File > Data File Manager, I can only see one file, which is
> the one I have set up called Davids Folders. This is the default mail
> delivery file and it is working fine. I have closed all other data
> files from this window (inlcuding Personal Folders) and hence would
> expect them to have been removed from the folder list in Outlook.
>
> If I Right Click either of the Personal Folders > Close "Personal
> Folders". I get "The Operation Failed. An object could not be found."
>
> Any help would be most appreciated.
>
> David.
>
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
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Since: Apr 11, 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Personal Folders that won't go away - Please Help [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In news:1156454498.295946.103730@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
dave458581@yahoo.co.uk typed:
> I have wasted loads of time trying to solve this problem. Using
> Outlook 2003 on Windows XP Home Edition.
>
> I have two Personal Folders in my file list that I can't get rid of.
> I use a pst file and root folder called Davids Folders. I would like
> to get rid of all other folders in the Folder List.
>
> The two Personal Folders are exactly the same. Any changes to one is
> replicated in the other. They both belong to the original Outlook.pst
> file. I know this because if I remove the Outlook.pst file they both
> stop working.
>
> If I go to File > Data File Manager, I can only see one file, which
> is the one I have set up called Davids Folders. This is the default
> mail delivery file and it is working fine. I have closed all other
> data files from this window (inlcuding Personal Folders) and hence
> would expect them to have been removed from the folder list in
> Outlook.
>
> If I Right Click either of the Personal Folders > Close "Personal
> Folders". I get "The Operation Failed. An object could not be
> found."
>
> Any help would be most appreciated.
>
> David.

Recreate your Outlook profile from scratch - do not copy an existing
profile. Your current one seems to be corrupt.
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