Deleating an Outlook file

Hi, I have assigned another email account in Outlook as a default account and deleted the unwanted email account but this data file seems to be overriding my wishes and when I went to delete it, I got this window.  What do I need to do to get rid of it? ThanksPic-1.JPG
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Tomas ValentaIT ManagerCommented:
the Windows Search is keeping this file. Go to the Windows Search settings and here remove the Outlook location.
Or you can stop in services Windows Search and then delete the Outlook profile files manually.
Tomas ValentaIT ManagerCommented:
the service name is WSearch
Tomas ValentaIT ManagerCommented:
In Control Panel it it Indexing option
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Phil CoulsonCommented:
Hey there,

Well this is not a very big problem that needs much to be worried about. All you need to do is just disable the window search and restart the system and then you can easily delete you Outlook data file. To do so follow these simple steps:

1. Control Panel

Access the control panel

2. Programs and Features

as soon as you open the control panel click on Programs and Features  

3. Windows Features

At the left-sidebar of the Programs and Features windows, you would be able see "Turn Windows features on or off". Click on it

4. Uncheck the Windows Search Box

In the Pop-up window scroll down and uncheck the box labeled "Windows Search". Do this and click ok to apply and save changes

5. Restart the PC for the changes to be effective

as soon you click ok a small confirmation box will appear that will ask that "wold you like to start your PC or not", click Restart Now
now you have successfully disabled the window search protocol host.

Note: When your system restarts you'll notice a change in your start menu that your search bar would be missing. No need to worry repeat the same process and re-enable the Windows Search by following the previously mentioned steps and then rechecking the box.

In case  in future you are stuck up any query you are always welcome any time.


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Santosh GuptaCommented:
hi Camtz,

you can use a tool name "MoveOnBoot", it will delete that file on next boot.
camtzAuthor Commented:
Phil, you have no idea of how much I appreciate learning about this.  I had spent three days trying to delete this file and couldn't do it.  Using your method, I was able to do it in under thirty minutes.  Many thanks Carlos
camtzAuthor Commented:
Phil CoulsonCommented:
De Nada Carlos...

Its really an honor for me to hear such words. For any further help you can always count on me. If ever in future you require my help you can drop me a personal message. I would really be happy to be of help to you.  

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