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I am running Vista Home Premimum and Office 2007 Standard Edition.
Every time I open Outlook I get the following error message.  The Add-in "Google Desktop Search Outlook Addin" (C:Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOffice.dll) cannot be loaded and has been disabled by Outlook.  Once I close out of the error message Outlook works just fine  but I have this annoying message every time I open Outlook.    
I removed the Google Desktop Search program and this started happening.  I have gone to Program files and there is NO Google Folder.  I have gone to Outlook an there is NO Google ADD-in to remove.  I ran CCLEANER to remove any unassociated dll's and other issues in the registry.  Based on the message I suspect there is something still in the registry that needs to be removed but I do not know how to manually do that.  
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go to help and disabled items se if it is there. there is also a diagnostic or there is always add/remove programs and re-install

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I have already disabled or removed any Outlook Add-ins.  I also have already run the diagonstics program which turned up no problems.  I know I can re-install Outlook but I was looking for procedures to modify/correct the registry assumming that was the problem.

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Here are the steps to follow for uninstalling the Google Add-In:

From the Tools menu select "Trust Center"
Add-Ins
Manage: COM Add-Ins
Click Go
Uncheck the Google Desktop Add-In
Click OK

From the Tools Menu select "Trust Center"
Add-Ins
Manage: Manage: Exchange Client Extensions
Click Go
Uncheck the Google Desktop Add-In
Click OK

If you followed these steps the notification should be gone.

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There was never a Google desktop Add-in entry after I uninstalled the original Google Desktop program that caused this problem in the first place.  I have been there and there is simply nothing there to remove.  
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Sorry that didn't work for you.  I have done some more research for you and even though is not the same thing they are removing thought it might prove useful: http://help.lockergnome.com/office/Outlook-2007-Removing-longer-exists-ftopict941362.html

Let me know if this one works for you and be sure to read towards bottom where it talks about the hidden folder.  Good Luck & Thanks!

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Thanks for the link.  I agree that this could be the solution of my problem.  I do not have access to this machine for a couple of weeks to try it but will post the results as soon as I have.  Thanks for the reply.
have you tried the windows clean install to see if it picks something up?

support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

or maybe use the ork
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011401761033.aspx

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The one tool is not recommended for Office 2007 and the other one appears to be for Business Contact Manager users which in my case doesn't apply.  Thanks for responding.
it may not be recommended to use, however, it may not even be listed there in which case you can just uninstall the clean install tool or keep it for the future.  

It will not hurt to look and see if it even picks it up.
Another option is to try to go to google, reinstall the application and then try to remove it again.  This may do the trick.

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I plan on trying jimtech's solution and then if that doesn't work then reinstall and remove the Google Desktop search program (your suggestion)that seems to have caused this in the first place.  If neither of those work and no other solutions presented I will reinstall Outlook. Thanks for your input.

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I haven't had access to this PC to try what you have suggested but I am confident one or more of the dolutions will work.  Thanks to you both for assisting.

Don

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Just to add to the post, but I was experiencing the same issue with the Google addin, and I renamed the extend.dat file just to be on the safe side. I guess it is ok to delete it because I have not experienced any other issues since renaming it. You can probably go ahead and delete if you want to.

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