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Outlook can't remove folder from old email account

Hi

I removed an email account that I previously used in Outlook but for some reason the inbox and other folders remain. I removed every email too but the folders are still there
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Murray Brown
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Raheman M. AbdulCommented:
Create a new outlook profile for the user in Outlook and test
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Raheman M. AbdulCommented:
For step by step instructions on creating the Outlook profile follow :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829918
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Raheman M. AbdulCommented:
Alternative : Login as Administrator and then Rename the user profile on the local PC.
In windows XP: user profiles are under  C:\documents and settings\username                     change the username here

In Windows 7:  user profiles are under   C:\Users\username      change the username here

Logoff administrator and try login as the user again and test
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would go the other way and remove the unwanted folder. Depending on the version of Outlook, find the Outlook Datafiles and delete the profile of the account you deleted. You may wish to back up the profile first, just in case.
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Where do I find the Outlook data files?
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Cherukuri30Commented:
What i understood is, you have removed the account settings. If you have removed just the account then obviously data is still available. If you want to configure the new email account then delete all the emails from inbox, sent items etc. After deleting all the emails then compact the database to free the space in the data file which is marked for deletetion.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It depends on the version of Outlook. If you have the Mail icon in your Control Panel, go there, and Data Files is one of the options.  ... Thinkpads_User
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Cherukuri30Commented:
Open Outlook, Click Tools -> Options ->Mail Setup Tab and Click on Data Files button
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help. I should have mentioned that I am using Outlook 2010 - there is a data files tab in account settings
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to help. Yes - the version of Outlook is important. I have every version on my thinkpad here back to Outlook 2000 and there are minor variances across versions.  ... Thinkpads_User
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