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    Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    I had a computer crash and ended up replacing it. I copied my saved PST file to the new computer and find that I have an exact duplicate of my Personal Folders. If I receive email in my Inbox it is reflected in the other Personal Folders as well. If I go into Data File Management there is only one PST file showing. If I check properties for each they reference the same file. There is only one PST file on the computer. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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    Re: Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    In Folder Navigation Pane View, can you right click one and close it?
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    Re: Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    John,

    No I can not. I've tried to close and delete with no success.

    Bob

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    Re: Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    John - Under File > Data File Management it appears only once.

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    Re: Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    Sorry, I overlooked that information in your original Post. Delete and recreate your mail profile Under Control Panel | Mail | Show Profiles per MaryJ's advice in <!post=this post,82411>this post<!/post>.
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    Re: Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    Thanks John. I deleted the profile. It got ugly for a few moments when Outlook created a new PST file and wouldn't let me switch to my original PST or delete the new one. All squared away now - Thanks, Bob

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    Re: Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    Bob, I think I have the same problem (see Post: 654,885). What do you mean when you say "it got ugly for a few moments"? Did you have to do anything or just wait while the process created the new pst file and registry entries?

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    Re: Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    Jim,

    Sorry for the delay in replying. I had to revisit the original problem. When I said "it got ugly for a few moments" the issue was the PST file. I could not use "outlook.pst" as the filename. Outlook would not recognize the file after deleting my profile. So I renamed it outlook1.pst thinking after I brought it up and stabilized Outlook I could rename it back to the original name. That never worked so it stayed "outlook1.pst" until I replaced my computer. So the ugly part was having a PST file that Outlook would not recognize. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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    Re: Phantom PST file (2003 SP2)

    Bob, in rereading your posts I see it was your Profile that you removed. I am looking at the Data File button where I find 4 Personal Folders. I am thinking of removing the two duplicate Personal Folders (N) and leaving the Personal Folder (N) with the comment "Mail Delivery Location" and the Personal Folder without the (). However, I am going to wait until I understand all this better as everything seems to be working OK. I find this whole PST structure very confusing and have ordered a book that I hope will explain it in terms I can understand.
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