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    Because of problems with Outlook 2007, I completely uninstalled all of Office 2007, including Silverlight and the assorted MS Office-related installations; ran CCleaner and Glary Utilities to sanitize the registry, directory structure, temp directories and Recycle Bin; rebooted several times in the process, then re-installed Office 2007. I fired up Outlook and -- before I could get into Tools > Account Settings to tell it where I keep my data files on another drive -- Outlook found and opened both the default .PST and the archive .PST that resided in the special directory! How does this happen?

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    Information about your e-mail profiles and Outlook data files is kept in the registry, in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cur rentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook. Did you clear this key?

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    Quite honestly I don't know; I relied on CCleaner and Glary Utilities to clear out registry keys and I didn't inspect the many, many keys they showed before issuing the delete command. I guess they must have left it in there.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='800432' date='28-Oct-2009 17:25']Information about your e-mail profiles and Outlook data files is kept in the registry, in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cur rentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook. Did you clear this key?[/quote]

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    Next time, you might try REVO Uninstaller. It actively scans the registry for associated items for applications.

    REVO Uninstaller

    And it's FREEWARE!

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