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MS Outlook 2007 .PST file will not delete

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I have a machine with MS Outlook 2007. We used an application to convert .EML (Windows Mail) to a .PST to import into MSO. When we started I tested the conversion app. so it created a .PST fiile, which at this point I can not delete, as MSO thinks it is being converted, so it will not delete.

I have looked into removing via the Registry, but can not make heads nor tails of which would be the correct entry to delete.

Anyone ever had something like this?
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by:NotVeryFat
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Have you tried removing the profile from Outlook, closing Outlook completely and then deleting (search the HD for *.pst and delete from Windows Explorer). From my understanding of your question, there is no need to go near the registry.
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by:Harold
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No, I have not tried that, but I will. I just could NOT delete the additional .PST file.
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Normal reason for not being able to delete a pst is if Outlook is open (check task manager, even if you think it's closed). Fairly guaranteed way to delete should be in safe mode. Just don't open Outlook first.
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by:Harold
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When I got to my clients office, there error on the .PST file was not coming up, so I tried to delete the file and it is now gone.

Not sure why it let me today.

Thanks for your help.
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