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Windows 7: Importing .pst File Into Outlook 2007 Adds All Folders To Email Acct

19 Dec 2017   #1
gilhappy

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Importing .pst File Into Outlook 2007 Adds All Folders To Email Acct

Hello, I recently imported a .pst file (from a completely different email account) into Outlook 2007 and rather create a separate account with all of the folders, it added all of these folders into my current Hotmail account.

Does anyone know how to resolve or correct this issue? I don't want all of these folders in my Hotmail account. I have a feeling this was caused by an option that I did not select properly when importing. Please let me know if you need a screen shot to see what I'm referring to.

Thanks in advance


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19 Dec 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi gilhappy, welcome to the Forum.

Are these Folder showing as extra Folders in Outlook or have the email accounts been added to your existing Folders.

Normally if you add a new email account in Outlook, it will set up Folders pertaining to that new account.

If the Folders are showing separately & they are under a separate email account you should be able to remove that account by right clicking on it & select Remove. You can also remove an unwanted email account by opening Control Panel, select the Mail (Microsoft Outlook) icon & when that opens click on Email Accounts, which should take you to Email Accounts & can click on the Account you wish to remove & select Remove. This will remove the actual account but it wont remove the .pst files associated with that account.

If the Folders have been added into your existing Hotmail Email Account, so you have duplicated "in boxes" etc.. Then you can just delete the duplicate ones you don't want.

If this does not help you could you explain exactly how you imported the emails from the other email account & did you set up a new email account in Outlook for this imported account.
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20 Dec 2017   #3
gilhappy

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi, I figured out what I did - I did an IMPORT as opposed to OPEN of the PST file (huge difference). I spent the day today manually removing folders and emails from Hotmail.

Thanks for your input.
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20 Dec 2017   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You are welcome & thanks for letting us know you have it fixed, well done.
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