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Windows 7: How to remove duplicate pst folders in Outlook 2003

24 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
How to remove duplicate pst folders in Outlook 2003

Have noticed that I have 2 outlook.pst folders as in this jpg: outlook2folders.jpg
How do I get rid of the duplicate outlook.pst folder in the above jpg ?

Found link on MS site on this...BUT...I get the attached jpg errors when following directions: outlook2folders2.jpg

Found a registry edit to fix this but not for Win 7 Pro 64bit apparently ?

Running Windows 7 Pro 64bit with Office 2003 (Outlook)


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24 Oct 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Try this pal

Close Outlook
Goto "Control panel" "mail" "data files"

You will see the 2 pst files (personal folders) select the one you don't want then click "remove"
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24 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1

Thanks...but only one pst file is listed ?
Also these seem to be duplicate folders with the same data ?

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25 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

We've run into that where I work. Our only work-around is to create a new mail profile. Instead of clicking on Data Files, click on Show Profiles, then click Add and enter the appropriate information.
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07 Mar 2013   #5

Win 7 x64

My duplicate personal folders in Outlook 2003 were also identical in content and always updated together. Nothing worked via control panel, chaningg pst's etc.

I found a link to a free tool at
(1) OUTLOOK Ghost PST File Remover - Fix profile, Remove duplicated PST files
It appeared to be from a legit company - I did a virus and malware scan afterwards and nothing untoward was detected.

Most importantly, it worked and in 5 sec removed an annoyance I had spent an hour trying to fix. Why Microsoft doesn't have this tool in their support forum is beyond me.
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07 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7

Hi trinaz,

Have you tried to recreate your profile? You can also try methods as @OldTechie suggested, It works to remove duplicate folders from outlook. To know more : Delete duplicate pst folder set with same content |
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