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Outlook 2007 - how to re-create default pst folder

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  1. ecomel

    ecomel Thread Starter

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    While opening some external pst folders in Outlook 2007 I somehow managed to change the default personal folders file outlook.pst to another pst folder file that I created called myemails.pst
    Every time I started Outlook the Personal Folders would load myemails.pst folder by default instead of outlook.pst
    I tried to solve the problem by deleting myemails.pst and I reinstalled Office 2007 suite hoping that Outlook 2007 would be forced to load or re-create the default personal folders file outlook.pst but instead the new installation will not start up at all because it is looking for myemails-pst which no longer exists.
    How can I re-install Office 2007 with some kind of switch to instruct it to do a completely fresh install of Outlook 2007 and not carry over any personal settings from the previous installation?
     
  2. granthillsSA

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    Goto control panel and find Mail 32Bit.

    There you can change settings without opening Outlook
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    Open Outlook.
    Then use menu items File/Open/Outlook data file and point it to wherever.
     
  4. ecomel

    ecomel Thread Starter

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    Thanks for these suggestions but as I've said i can't get Outlook to start at all now because even the reinstall is searching for myemail.pst as the default personal folder but can't find it (it doesn't exist any more) so the program won't run.
    I need to do a clean install of Office 2007 with a switch that will wipe all preferences from previous installations.
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    No back up?? :)
    Try creating a simple text file and renaming it. Outlook will almost certainly complain and want to repair it.
     
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