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    Duplicate OST Files?

    I *may* have solved the issue in my earlier thread ("Address book issues"), although I am still showing duplicate Contacts folders...

    But in Explorer in the Users\CWBillow\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Outlook folder my ost file is showing as "cwbillow@componentics.com - cwbillow@componentics.com(2).ost".

    There is no "cwbillow@componentics.com - cwbillow@componentics.com.ost" file anywhere that I see, so why the (2)? Is there another file on the Exchange server that isn't showing here? Is there a way to get back to just having "cwbillow@componentics.com - cwbillow@componentics.com.ost" locally without the (2)?

    All the views and rules and categories seem to be there...

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    Most likely at some point you decided to start over in reconfiguring your Outlook profile. When you added your account, Outlook created the "(2)" version of the OST file because the original already existed.

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    Not locally, so where?
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    It had to exist in that folder otherwise there would not be a (2).

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    Didn't see one earlier, but there are two now. The one is timed at 2.40 this afternoon, and the other, now, at 6.12p -- the exact same size -- four minutes ago.

    I get how this might happen...sort of...even though I haven't done any changes to the program.

    The question is, for me, how the heck do I get back to just one file without the (2) attached?

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    Why worry about it?

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    Joe, I guess on the one hand you're right. Aside from it being "not right" it doesn't hurt anything. It bothers me though when I don't understand the how/why.

    Just now, I closed Outlook and did a complete search on all my drives for OST files, and deleted them all. But when I opened up Outlook again, the OST file that Outlook created was cwbillow@componentics.com - cwbillow@componentics.com(2).ost. So it's pulling info from somewhere, and it would be (maybe) helpful (in the future) to understand where that comes from.

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    try searching the registry.

    Joe

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    Somehow I fixed it. No (2) any more!

    Chuck
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