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    Clean Outlook (2002 on Win XP)

    I'm trying to reinstall Outlook so that it is entirely clean. Everything is gone, but there is an error message which appears every time I start it that '...application datamicrosoftaddinswfoladin.dll is not a valid Office add-in'.
    I believe that this is a WinFax file but it no longer exists on the computer, and while I realize that Outlook will search for data from a previous installation I can't figure out what to look for or how to get rid of it. Can anyone suggest where this might be coming from?

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    Re: Clean Outlook (2002 on Win XP)

    It's likely coming from a registry uninstall setting. These could be in a number of places. Try Start | Run | Regedit and do a search for that file. You can rename or delete the key if you find something. To be safe you probably ought to export (File | Export) the settings first.

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    Re: Clean Outlook (2002 on Win XP)

    Did you check:
    Tools, Options, Other, Advanced Options, Add-in manager (and COM Add-ins)?

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    Re: Clean Outlook (2002 on Win XP)

    Thanks for the help. Cleaning out registry entries solved the problem with no apparent ill effects.

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