NameSpace.RemoveStore method (Outlook)

Removes a Personal Folders file (.pst) from the current MAPI profile or session.


expression. RemoveStore( _Folder_ )

expression A variable that represents a NameSpace object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Folder Required Folder The Personal Folders file (.pst) to be deleted from the list.


This method removes a store only from the Microsoft Outlook user interface. You cannot remove a store from the main mailbox on the server or from a user's hard disk using the Outlook object model.


The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) examples removes a folder called Personal Folders from the list of folders.

Sub RemovePST() 
 Dim objName As Outlook.NameSpace 
 Dim objFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Set objName = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") 
 Set objFolder = objName.Folders.Item("Personal Folders") 
 'Prompt the user for confirmation 
 Dim strPrompt As String 
 strPrompt = "Are you sure you want to remove the Personal Folders file?" 
 If MsgBox(strPrompt, vbYesNo + vbQuestion) = vbYes Then 
 objName.RemoveStore objFolder 
 End If 
End Sub

See also

NameSpace Object

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