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Two Personal Folders in Outlook 2000

Q: Two Personal Folders in Outlook 2000

This morning an extra Personal Folder appeared in Outlook 2000, I'm not sure why. Two personal folders are listed now, the first one is completely blank. It appears to be an exact duplicate of Outlook 2000 default folders, but nothing is in it.

The next personal folder contains all of my emails, contacts, etc.

At first I thought this was not a big deal, because I can just minimize the first personal folder and ignore it.

However, when I compose an email now my contacts list is empty. Outlook seems to be trying to pull contacts from the first folder list.

My operating system is Windows XP.

How do I fix this without losing any emails or contacts? This is a corporate laptop, so it is imperative that I not lose any data.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

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A:Outlook 2000 duplicate personal folders

Hi pollyanna
What mode do you have running for Outlook 2000?
Corporate/Workgroup (CW) or Internet Mail Only (IMO)
Help>About Microsoft Outlook, should say on the second line.

(CW)Try right clicking on the Personal Folders, select Close Personal Folders.
Tools>Services, Hightlight the Personal Folders you want to Remove and select the Remove button.
You may need to select the Properties button first to see what .pst file it is attached to. I renamed all my Personal Folders with the .pst file so that at a glance I could tell which one belonged.

After removing the Personal Folders list from your Services, you would need to locate the .pst file and delete it.

Let us know if this works for you or if you are using Internet Mail Only.
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Can I confirm with Outlook 2000 that if I 'Remove' a supposed duplicate personal folder that, thats it I will not be able to restore it??

Removed the personal folder by selecting 'Tools', Services and pressing the 'Remove' button.

Problem is it was not the right Personal Folder!! I still have another duplicate so not such a problem but have lost some e-mails.

No sign of the removed file in the recycle bin or having done a search on all .pst files anywhere on the system.

Have also eventually managed to unhide the local settings folder after a separate search on the internet but no sign of any missing folder in there either - .pst files normally stored here. Admit that was being a bit hopeful

If this is the case, don't you think deleting perhaps all your e-mails is a little too easy! And why is there not something similar to the Recycle bin?

Comments appreciate.

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This article is about an older version of Windows, but it might help you: Error Message: The Set of Folders Could Not Be Opened.
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A:Outlook 2k double Personal Folders

Yeah you should be able to go to your control panel and under control panel you should see a mail ICON. Double click on your mail ICON. A menu should pop up with the service tab first. There you should see the personal folder. Delete the one you do not need. When you open up outlook again it should not be there.
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Quote: Originally Posted by sparker781

I have set my mother's account up with GMAIL. When she reads her emails her inbox is showing "Personal Folders". I go into Account Settings and try and set her mailbox as default which it will not allow me to do.

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I'm not sure what you mean. Can you post a screenshot?
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Hi homeslarry,

Do you mean you have added a second Account? If so, CONTROL PANEL / MAIL and delete the duplicate in there.

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Hello Chuck -

An expanded folder screen shot would help me understand your issue.

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A:Outlook 2007 duplicate personal and sub folders

Have a look in Libraries>Documents>Outlook Files and see what's in there.

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Set up Rules to move messages to the desired folders.
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A:How can I remove duplicate personal folders from Outlook 2007?

I am at a disadvantage because I do not use Outlook, but;

This can happen with certain type of mail profile corruptions. Most often this happens when you upgrade Outlook or pst-files get overwritten or are being replaced in a way other than via the Outlook or Mail Applet interface. In that case, you’ll have to recreate your mail profile to get rid of it.
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Source: http://Delete duplicate pst folder set with same content |

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Hi Jim
Are you creating a new .pst file due to storage issues with your current .pst folder?

Were you getting any errors in Outlook before attempting to create the new .pst file?

Have you attempted to create the .pst file using the Mail applet in the Control Panel, with Outlook not running?
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Can you post a screen shot of the window. I am not exactly sure what you are talking about.

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I have a feeling that the problem is that when you copied the file from CD, it was copied as a read only file.

Find the file, right click on it and untick the Read Only attribute.

See if that helps

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Right-click the inbox and see who has permissions AT ALL.

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PS: I can get e-mail on-line

A:Outlook 2003 - Error "Data File 'Personal Folders' was not closed properly"

Well the good news is that your .pst file is not too large... the maximum limit for previous versions of office .pst files was 2 GB... usually corruption occurs before this point though (post 1.5 GB is about the point where it becomes prominent), and with the new office 2003 4TB is the theoretical limit of your PST files.

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Open Windows Explorer.
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How did you relocate them, using the personal folder properties dialog?
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It depends if the entire user profiles where located on the network share or just your personal user folders...

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Don`t click on my Pictures, just open my pictures, then copy and paste the pictures to the Dobby folder.

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Download and try to find them with shadow explorer - About

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Rebuild your icon cache...
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Hello FG, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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- I tried renaming them, after a while they come back!
- I managed to hide them somehow in my normal window view, but in Navigation area they are still visible.

I don't want to see these folders as i have my own system.


Is it possible to move them somewhere, for example "C:\Pointless New Win7 folders"?

A:Annoying folders under my Personal Folder, can't hide!

Hello Funkyou,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

These are your personal folders. If a program wants to create it's own save folder say in the documents folder, this is where it goes. These must exist or these programs may not install correctly. The easiest fix is to relocate these folders to your corresponding folders. For Vista, but same in 7. Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location - Vista Forums

Hope this helps.


Edit: When you do this the folders should take on the new folder name also.
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Hi there, welcome to the board!

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This wont help with current machines but, with new machines after you add them to the domain but before adding the user, in other words log in as the domain admin first.

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A:Strange Behavior moving personal folders

Hello GP40X, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It's hard to say what may have went wrong, but you might check the steps in this tutorial to see if you may have made a mistake anywhere.

Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location

Hope this helps,
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