Unable to delete corrupt mail profiles

Outlook 2003 installed on XP Pro

Control Panel | Mail | Profiles - Show Profiles - List a large number of profiles with strange characters.  They cannot be deleted - The Action could not be completed.  The profile name you entered is not valid 0r contains characters which are not supported in your current windows system codepage.  The actual mail profile in use is listed in the profiles.

I am looking for the location of the list displayed in the Show Profiles as there is obviously a corruption.  Or is there someother way of removing\repairing these unwanted hieroglyphics.
pagogrpAsked:
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2PiFLCommented:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Try using DelinvFile http://www.purgeie.com/delinv/ it can delete files that have invalid filenames
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2PiFLCommented:

Try deleting them in safe mode.
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pagogrpAuthor Commented:
Hi KCTS

Gave it a go - no invalid files found

Thanks of for the response
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
very odd - all I can say is it worked for me when I had a similar issue (not with mail profiles)
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pagogrpAuthor Commented:
Does anyone know where these profiles are stored??
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pagogrpAuthor Commented:
That was exactly what I was looking for - found all of the strange entries listed there.  Excellent!!
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