Duplicatge Outlook data file

William Wolfe 26 Reputation points

I am using Office 365 and when looking at the account settings I see duplicate Outlook .pst files. Please see the screen shot. Can I remove the one that is not the default file?!

Outlook Management
Outlook Management
Outlook: A family of Microsoft email and calendar products.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. ChristyZhang-MSFT 12,161 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @William Wolfe ,

    Welcome to our forum!

    Of course, you can remove this data file. Just click "remove" above your screenshot. Do you have any concerns? If you are worried about data loss, it is recommended that you export items to a .pst file for backup before removing it.

    In addition, considering that the screenshot you provided contains personal information, I have hidden it in order to avoid privacy disclosure. Please remember to hide your personal information before uploading.

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  2. William Wolfe 26 Reputation points

    Since the outlook.pst file is referenced twice in this screen, does deleting the duplicted actually delete the file or just a shortcut to the file. If it actully deletes the file, then both entries in this table are deleted. Please clarify. If the file is deleted, do I restore it and create the account again?


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