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Clearing MS Outlook data before selling computer


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#1 paulgconroy

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:22 PM

I am selling my computer and can transfer ownership of hardware and OEM software. How do I delete contact information from MS Outlook?

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:10 PM

Hello paulgconroy and welcome to BC.

Your address book will be a file called Addrbook.wab. Find that and delete it.

Edited by Leurgy, 14 September 2005 - 08:14 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:40 AM

Outlook stores information in .pst files. Do a search for .pst and delete the contents of Archive.pst or Backup.pst folders.

Also, you can delete the contents of any Outlook folder by opening the folder in Outlook then Edit | Select All | Delete.

To delete an Outlook Folder: View | Folder List | Click on folder you want to delete | On the File menu, point to Folder, and then click Delete Folder name.

NOTE: You can not delete the eleven default folders.

http://www.uwec.edu/help/OLWeb/mail-folder-n.htm

Hope this helps.

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