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Windows 7: Delete Duplicate Files and Addresses in Outlook 2007

20 Mar 2012   #1
midjack

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Delete Duplicate Files and Addresses in Outlook 2007

After upgrading from XP to Windows 7 (on a new computer) and making several abortive attempts to transfer my Outlook Express Folders and Addresses to Outlook, I have succeeded in making thousands of duplicates before finally "getting it right." Is there an easy way to globally delete duplicates rather than doing them one at a time?

I suppose I could delete all the folders and addresses and start over with the successful transfer method. If I did this how would the deletion process work? The latter method kind of scares me because I have over 14 years of data invoved.

Thanks for any suggestions.


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20 Mar 2012   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by midjack View Post
After upgrading from XP to Windows 7 (on a new computer) and making several abortive attempts to transfer my Outlook Express Folders and Addresses to Outlook, I have succeeded in making thousands of duplicates before finally "getting it right." Is there an easy way to globally delete duplicates rather than doing them one at a time?

I suppose I could delete all the folders and addresses and start over with the successful transfer method. If I did this how would the deletion process work? The latter method kind of scares me because I have over 14 years of data invoved.

Thanks for any suggestions.
What I would do is export the addresses from Outlook Express to a Excel spreadsheet. Check them and make sure it looks complete. Go into your Outlook Address Book. You can hold down Shift and Page Down and it will highlight all adresses. When they are all highlighted, just hit delete. That should get rid of them. You can then import the spreadsheet with the correct Address Book and you should be in shape. It shouldn't take too long.
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20 Mar 2012   #3
midjack

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Bigmck

As you suggested I went ahead and deleted everything, although I'll have to admit I felt pretty uneasy. I had already downloaded the data into a zip drive from the Outlook Express "Store" and just reimported it. Everything went fine. No problems with the deletions...just needed someone to hold my hand while I did it.

Thanks again.

Dick Sevier
Jackson, MS
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20 Mar 2012   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by midjack View Post
Thanks Bigmck

As you suggested I went ahead and deleted everything, although I'll have to admit I felt pretty uneasy. I had already downloaded the data into a zip drive from the Outlook Express "Store" and just reimported it. Everything went fine. No problems with the deletions...just needed someone to hold my hand while I did it.

Thanks again.

Dick Sevier
Jackson, MS
Glad you got it worked out.
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