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    Removing Email folders in pst (MSO 2003)

    If I have a bunch of file folders in my Outlook that no longer are in use, is there any way to delete them besides going through and checking each folder individually, and then deleting each one (one at a time)?

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    Re: Removing Email folders in pst (MSO 2003)

    I don't know the direct answer to that, but if you have more folders to delete than keep, would it be easier/quicker to create a new pst and copy the ones you want to retain?

    Failing that, if they are all old (chronologically speaking), would archiving them do the job? Possibly not the folders themselves, though...

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    Re: Removing Email folders in pst (MSO 2003)

    Another thought - would it be quicker to create a new 'To Be Deleted' folder, then simply drag the redundant folders into it, the delete the new folder in one hit? It would have the side benefit of giving you a last chance to review what is going to be trashed, or archive the new folder into another pst rather than deleting them

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    Re: Removing Email folders in pst (MSO 2003)

    Leif:

    Is it using drag/drop that the dates for the messages holds? I've had them update to "today's date" before, which is NOT what I want. I just cannot recall if it was using archive, or exporting and then importing that did it.

    And I had thought of archiving, but no, that won't eliminate the folders themselves... that's how I ended up with a lot of these to begin with.

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    Re: Removing Email folders in pst (MSO 2003)

    Drag'n'drop has never changed a date on any email of mine!

    (Did you see my second reply above?)

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    Re: Removing Email folders in pst (MSO 2003)

    Oh--Kay!

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    Re: Removing Email folders in pst (MSO 2003)

    That might be GOOD idea!

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