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    Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    I have ended up with a duplicate Outlook Today and if I right click on it and try to close it (it contains no data), I get the message 'The operation failed. The object was not found'. I have tried deleting the profile entries in the registry and starting again, but each time Outlook re-creates this additional Outlook Today (with nothing in it), and I cannot close it. Is there a solution to this.

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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    Are you saying that you have 2 Personal Folders files loaded into Outlook or just the one?

    If you have 2, then try closing the second by right-clicking on Outlook Today and choosing "Close". Exit from Outlook and then re-load.

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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    No: I only have the one pst file - 'outlook.pst' and if I right click on the duplicate outlook today' in the folder list I get the error message I described in the original posting. So, I can neither close it nor delete it.

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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    I did once have something similar to what you are experiencing - but without the error messages. <UL><LI>Try setting up a new *.pst file - using the File|New Outlook Data Store command. <LI>Copy over all your "live" folders.<LI>Close Outlook. <LI>Remove the old *.pst file by going to C: Documents and Settings [username] Local Settings Application Data Microsoft Outlook and moving the file to another folder.<LI>Reopen Outlook. It will grumble because the old *.pst file is not there. Point it to the new one.[/list]If this takes, you will have probably cured a corrupt *.pst file.

    Please post back in any event.
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    I've now tried that, but the end result is the same. Thus, when I open the folder list, the new file is there, but so is another 'Outlook Today' folder with all the sub-folders in the new pst file. Even when I delete the sub-folders in this second version, they re-appear at some point after, as if in some way the one is a mirror image of the other. I should emphasise there is only one 'outlook.pst' file on my hard disk.

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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 17-Jun-03 08:00. Sorry, I was confusing this thread with the [post#=264999] thread.)</P>Is it possible you have added the same PST twice as a message store? And that it appears in different collapsed views so it doesn't look like they are the same? See <post#=264999>post 264999</post#> for the way to check. If that's not it I have no idea, sorry. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    Thanks for the suggestion but no. I only have one copy of 'Outlook today'.

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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    What you now have is the situation I had some months ago. I was on an IMO system attached - on a POP basis - to an Exchange Server in "Head Office" (where everyone operated on a direct Exchange Server Account).

    I suspect that you will have to proceed with the irksome set-up you now have. (At least, it no longer gives you error messages.) The general conclusion about the [now departed] Admin - who had set up the Exchange system - is that his mouth knew more than the rest of him! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 17-Jun-03 15:16. Dang, I confused threads again! I need a beer!)</P><content deleted>
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    Any chance you have duplicate mailboxes set up?
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    Sorry to have mentioned IMO! What I was trying to get at was that the issue seems to be a server side one. The set-up that I mentioned was the only one where this arose. Later on, we had a new Admin, and the "problem" disappeared. I was not able to get to the bottom of where the previous Admin had gone off the rails - particularly as there had been a track record of mis-configurations. While I hope that nreeves has the leverage to get his current Admin to correct the situation, it could be that the Admin will not take the situation on board. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    Apologies. The fault is all mine. I confused threads again. Then I edited the wrong post! I'm utterly useless today! While it is true that there's no real difference between XP's IMO and COW modes, that has no relevance to the OP's problem. <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    Hey, look on the bright side: at least you're not confusing Hendrix with Led Zeppelin! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    ...or LZ with Rolf Harris ( Stairway to Heaven ) <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Duplicate Outlook Today (Outlook XP)

    Thanks for all the suggestions, but I am not connected to a server - I simply have my own ADSL account on my home PC. Thus, if I've understood your comments correctly, I am not in the same position as you describe. It seems that I'm left with an impenetrable mystery!

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