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Windows 7: Need advice how to organize/combine/merge my Outlook 2010 pst folders

23 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Need advice how to organize/combine/merge my Outlook 2010 pst folders

The C drive of my computer recently crashed and I had to import pst files into Outlook from various sources where I have stored it in the past. This lead to duplicates, numerous pst files and missing emails.

This is the current state of affairs:

I have now more than 5 GB of emails.

The programs I could find on the internet were mostly trial versions that did not help. I bought Advanced Outlook Repair, which caused more duplicates!

Basically, I want to combine/merge the folders, get rid of the duplicates and save my archives on a HD and/or on DVDís. Currently, I have Personal folders, Outlook folders, Archived folders, etc.

So, to summarize, reduce all the pst folders to only a few (current and archives)

Would there be a possibility to take a group of folders e.g. archived folders, import them into Outlook and then export them again to a "new" archived folder. I suppose I will need to empty the whole of Outlook (perhaps move the source pst folder) or is there a free program that would help me with some of the stages?

Or what commercial programmes are there that what do this, but I am not keen to spend more money.

Thanks for any advice!

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24 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hello avz10,

See if this works and let us know if it helps.
Duplicate Remover Tools | Slipstick Systems
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10 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Unfortunarely, these products appear all to be for sale.
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12 Apr 2012   #4


I recommend IABO. They are the best community of professional organizers who are specialized in filing systems, email and time management solutions, space planning and implementing best practices and policy and procedures for small to medium size companies.
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12 Apr 2012   #5

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