Corrupt outlook .pst files

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krash69

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I had errors with outlook, it would download the e-mails and then promt an error message some weird #. I back-up .pst and .ost files, uninstalled and re-installed outlook. I fired it up to c my old messages still there. outlook had installed in the location I back-up files. I then deleted the back-ups ( as they were huge and most likely the problem) uninstalled outlook rebooted and re-installed. when I started outlook again it says it cant find outlook.pst. I dont have that file anymore and it wont let me delete the reference to it in control panel/mail/ accounts etc. how do i get a fresh install of outlook now ?
I am using outlook xp with frontpage. any help would be apreciated...Krash :confused:
 
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Let me preface this by saying that although I have Outlook 2003 installed, I do not use it for my email.

However, in Control Panel I have a Mail icon. Click on this and I see the profiles available; when I click on Properties I have various options, at least one of which allows me to set/create .pst file and location.

You might want to take a look there.

Hope this helps,

MBN
 

krash69

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Yes, I have seen that option but it wont allow me to delete the link to the backup location as it says i need to create another default file, I have done that and it still wont let me delete that reference as I have deleted the actual .pst file to try and encourage a fresh install.
 
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When you try to uninstall Outlook, then some keys are still in registry. Those keys, with the path showing the location of *.pst files, and of course, when you delete them, files were not there but keys still. After uninstalling Outlook and reboot, you should go to Run - regedit, and try to find all keys containing "outlook" then delete all of them. Give it a try.
 
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