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    Virgin OL pst (OL 2002)

    I want to create a brand new pst file. To this end I proceded as follows:

    1) removed old pst from default directory
    2) uninstalled / rebooted / re-installed Outlook
    3) when asked, gave new pst file new name in the old default directory

    When I open my new Outlook, expect a vergin file - yet it contains an address book from my previous pst file which I do not want.

    Why? how to obtain a pst without any entries?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Virgin OL pst (OL 2002)

    If you are using a personal address book (*.PAB file), that file is separate from a PST. I don't have access to 2002 right now, but I think if you menu to something like File, File Management, the dialog will list all the files in service.
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    Re: Virgin OL pst (OL 2002)

    thanks so much John.
    I realise that my PAB is seperate from the pst file. Under File Management, the pst which I had named new.pst is listed, no other.
    When I go to Tools > AB I find in the window "show names from..." the contact folders from the previously used pst which had tucked away.

    Thanks so much for bearing with me.

    Henry

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    Re: Virgin OL pst (OL 2002)

    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> Not sure I can figure out what the problem might be, there are several of Loungers who know Outlook XP better than I. Are you on a LAN, or is this a standalone installation? Under Tools, Address Book, when the Adress Book Window opens, select Tools, Options, how many lists are there, and what are they?
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    Re: Virgin OL pst (OL 2002)

    Thanks John,

    I am using a stand-along system

    Under AB > Tools, I have the entries I used in the "old" pst. I am in the habit of using several subfolders under Contacts on the OL tree - all these folder show up in my new.pst that is supposed to be snow white. Where would they come from?

    Many thanks, John

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    Re: Virgin OL pst (OL 2002)

    delete those entries - they are part of your profile and if you truly wanted a clean profile and new pst, you should have created a new profile, not just a new pst.

    those entries should be ghosts and will return errors if you try to use them, if you removed the old pst from your profile.

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    Re: Virgin OL pst (OL 2002)

    You didn't need to do any of those steps to create a new pst - just create a new profile (mail applet in the control panel).

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    Re: Virgin OL pst (OL 2002)

    many thanks for your time!

    To create a new profie: does it also mean re-inputting all my email accounts, of which I have many? Seems a pretty tedious affairbut will have to do if would kindly confirm the necessity of it.

    Ghosts: that's exaxtly what they seem to be, for I cannot get rid of them, when I remove they bounce right back.. I have created new pst's in the past but never came across this problem.

    Many thanks to all who try to get me out of this mess.

    Henry

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