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How to clear all data in Outlook and start over [message #425129] Thu, 02 October 2008 22:34 Go to next message
wda0001  is currently offline wda0001
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I had trouble with my pocket pc and Activesync. I need to erase all the
"stuff" in Outlook and sync my pocket pc again. I can't find a way to clear
all the entries -- other than one entry at a time. Are there folders for
each area, e.g., Contacts, Notes, and Calendar?
Bill
Re: How to clear all data in Outlook and start over [message #425141] Fri, 03 October 2008 02:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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With Outlook closed, rename your .pst file to something like .old (saves
time if you need it back). Then go to control panel, mail icon, create a
new mail profile with a new .pst file.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


"wda0001" <wda0001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I had trouble with my pocket pc and Activesync. I need to erase all the
> "stuff" in Outlook and sync my pocket pc again. I can't find a way to
> clear
> all the entries -- other than one entry at a time. Are there folders for
> each area, e.g., Contacts, Notes, and Calendar?
> Bill



Re: How to clear all data in Outlook and start over [message #425284] Fri, 03 October 2008 13:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
wda0001  is currently offline wda0001
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Thanks -- but, I am not familiar with the process. I use AOL (not Outlook)
for my email. In addition, I only use Outlook as a "place" to save and
"manipulate" the data I use on my Pocket PC. In addition, I only use the
features "Contacts",
"Notes", and "Calendar", on the Pocket PC.

I did rename the Outlook.pst file . Then went to the mail icon --- and
didn't really know what to do. As a "try", I did create a file and named it
"Outlook.pst". However, since it was "empty", it naturally didn't work.

Is there a way out?
Thanks again.


"Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"

> With Outlook closed, rename your .pst file to something like .old (saves
> time if you need it back). Then go to control panel, mail icon, create a
> new mail profile with a new .pst file.
>
> --
> Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
>
> Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
>
>
> "wda0001" <wda0001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A68C1AFC-E1F5-4047-B0D0-EE7AAB2EE5AA@microsoft.com...
> > I had trouble with my pocket pc and Activesync. I need to erase all the
> > "stuff" in Outlook and sync my pocket pc again. I can't find a way to
> > clear
> > all the entries -- other than one entry at a time. Are there folders for
> > each area, e.g., Contacts, Notes, and Calendar?
> > Bill
>
Re: How to clear all data in Outlook and start over [message #425671] Sun, 05 October 2008 10:50 Go to previous message
outlookmvp  is currently offline outlookmvp
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Version of Outlook?
See http://www.slipstick.com/Tutorials/profile/profile.htm for how to create
a new profile in 2003 or 2007.

If you just want to delete the contents of the pst, switch the folders to
but By category view (on the View menu), select all and delete.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
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"wda0001" <wda0001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8F447603-887E-48E8-92E8-8AE502C1EB6E@microsoft.com...
> Thanks -- but, I am not familiar with the process. I use AOL (not
> Outlook)
> for my email. In addition, I only use Outlook as a "place" to save and
> "manipulate" the data I use on my Pocket PC. In addition, I only use the
> features "Contacts",
> "Notes", and "Calendar", on the Pocket PC.
>
> I did rename the Outlook.pst file . Then went to the mail icon --- and
> didn't really know what to do. As a "try", I did create a file and named
> it
> "Outlook.pst". However, since it was "empty", it naturally didn't work.
>
> Is there a way out?
> Thanks again.
>
>
> "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"
>
>> With Outlook closed, rename your .pst file to something like .old (saves
>> time if you need it back). Then go to control panel, mail icon, create a
>> new mail profile with a new .pst file.
>>
>> --
>> Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
>>
>> Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
>> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
>>
>>
>> "wda0001" <wda0001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A68C1AFC-E1F5-4047-B0D0-EE7AAB2EE5AA@microsoft.com...
>> > I had trouble with my pocket pc and Activesync. I need to erase all
>> > the
>> > "stuff" in Outlook and sync my pocket pc again. I can't find a way to
>> > clear
>> > all the entries -- other than one entry at a time. Are there folders
>> > for
>> > each area, e.g., Contacts, Notes, and Calendar?
>> > Bill
>>
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