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    I give up...where does Outlook 2010 hide its account settings files?

    My PST is a bit screwed for various reasons so I just want to start from scratch and setup my email again on Outlook.

    If I move the PST, Outlook as predicted, complains that it cant find it and asks me to point to it.

    But how do I clear everything completely? So it will run the wizard as if I've never used it before? It used to be simple with XP and 2003/7

    I've deleted the outlook folder from both roaming and local appdata folders on my profile, and still it keeps the settings! I cant find any more references to Outlook in my profile at all, where are they?

    This list doesnt seem to show the file I'm after (whatever its called)
    Outlook 2010 Backup and File Locations

    Edit: we dont use exchange, its just a simple POP3 connection and local PST's

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    This is the path if you are using Win 7 OS (I think it's the same path for Outlook2010) :
    C:\users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
    There is also an Outlook folder in AppData\Roaming but that doesn't hold .pst
    However before looking there I would recommend trying to uninstall Outlook (sorry you might have already done that)

    I'll look at a 2010 installation this aft and get back to you if it's any different from the above.

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    Rather handily try, My Documents - Outlook Files.

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    Have a look at the mail options in control pannel, you should be able to delete the profile in there which should then wipe outlook clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by teky View Post
    Have a look at the mail options in control panel, you should be able to delete the profile in there which should then wipe outlook clean
    Oh yes, I'd forgotten about that one.

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    Thanks teky, it didnt sort it completely but I have now got it functioning. Still weird that I couldnt go back to 'first run' sort of settings but it doesnt hugely matter

    Dos_box - Only PST files stored in there. For me at least

    leco - I deleted both of those, thats whats weird, because nothing seemed to change

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