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Is there a place I can download or create a blank Outlook 97 outlook.pst file or re-create it from Schedule+ without starting up Outlook 97. (any one of the three is ok)

Background:

I converted my Schedule + calendar twice, and got duplicates, so I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Outlook 97, but it was so smart, it kept the data.

So then, I deleted my c:\windows\outlook.pst file, uninstalled and reinstalled Outlook 97, but now I have no c:\windows\outlook.pst file, and Outlook will not start

Can I download a blank one, or convert my Schedule+ .scd file without starting outlook (I know I can do a conversion within outlook, but since I cannot get in ...)?

I found this on the MS site (and it worked):
Damaged Personal Folders
If you suspect a damaged Personal Folders file, follow these steps to remove the Personal Folders from your profile and to create a new Personal Folders file:


In Control Panel, click to open the Mail And Fax icon. If you did not install fax services, you may have only a Mail icon.

Under the Services tab, click to select your profile, and then click Properties.

Click to select Personal Folders, and then click Remove.

Click Add, and in the "Available information services" box, click Personal Folders and OK to open the "Create/Open Personal Folders File" dialog box.

In the File Name box, type a new personal store (*.pst) file name, and then click Open to open your new Personal Folders properties dialog box.

Under the General tab, click OK to return to the Profile Properties dialog box.

Click OK and Close to close all dialog boxes.

But, still when I move a Schedule + appointment, on Office 97 after conversion, I now get two appointments (the old one and the new one). Do I need to delete my .pst file, and start again?
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1st - take a backup of your .pst file.

You definately only have one .pst files knocking around?  yes?

Try using the export wizard from the file menu.  Export everything and make sure the don't export duplicate items box is checked.  If the items are identical then you will lose the duplicate items.

Then delete all the items in outlook (duplicates and all) and then use the import wizard to bring all the stuff back in.

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