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After changing the location of the data files I can't get Outlook to Send/Receive. It comes up with the error "Outlook data file can't be accessed". I have already asked this question on this forum and the entire previous history can be found here:-
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_27998164.html
Since then I have run Repair on my Office installation, deleted all existing data files and let Outllook create new ones based on its repaired version. No improvement, same result.
I am still using the same, new file location and the ForcePSTpath key in the registry pointing at it.
I'm at my wits' end and feel that if Outlook objects to my new location something might be wrong with the new location. I am logging into my laptop as a Standard User. In addition to this personna there is a group of "Authenticated Users" which I don't know what it is and don't think that I need. However, this group had limited permission to access the folder and files therein. The permission was the same as for myself, but neither had full control, Read, Write, List and Execute only. That sounds like it should be enough (and it had been working before I changed the data file location) but I expanded the rights for both to Full Control. Now every user and Administrator on the laptop has full control of these files and folders. What else can I do?
While looking at the users I came across "Windows Credentials". I don't know what that might be good for, but the suggestion to "store your user names and passwords in vaults so that you can easily log on to computers and web sites" doesn't make sense to me. I attach a screen shot. There is a generic credential "virtualapp/didlogical" at the bottom which supposedly was "modified today". I am not any more aware of having made such a modification than I was of having need of or user for vaults "to easily log on to computers and web sites". I wonder if this is somehow related to a program called StrongVault (online backup) which snuck into my computer as a side effect of downloading and installing 7Zip today. I uninstalled the program, but since it came uninvited perhaps it brought some friends. Perhaps the whole problem is much more related to this installation and removal than to the change on the data file location.
What can I do to get my Outlook working again, with data files at any location wahtsoever?
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Other steps to follow if it works.

Find the path of your data file. Exit Outlook and copy to a safe place.
Start outlook, File menu - account settings data files - add ...- add new file.
 Settings ... change to new added file
Set as default ...
Restart outlook.

Other steps to follow if it works.
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I have done all of that - several times, under different conditions. Please read my post as well as the quoted thread which also describes the action you recommend to have been executed.
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I don't remember how I solved the problem, but solved it is.
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I think, I just deleted all pst filkes and created new ones, then linked them to the program very precisely.
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