Outlook 2000 not valid path error opening folder



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Re: Outlook 2000 not valid path error opening folder

Postby neo [mvp outlook] » Thu, 21 Dec 2006 01:25:45 GMT

To remove extra PST(s) from the folder list:

Outlook 97 or Outlook 98/2000 (Corporate Mode)
 - On the Tools menu, click Services.
 - Highlight Personal Folders service you want to
   remove and click "Remove".

Note: Standalone users require 1 Personal Folders Service.  Those connecting 
to an Exchange server normally do not use a Personal Folders file when mail 
is kept on the server.

Outlook 98/2000 (IMO [Internet Mail Only] Mode)
 - On the View menu, click Folder List.
 - Right click on the root folder of a folder list.
 - Right click on the root of the extra set of Personal Folders
   and choose "Disconnect" or "Close".

For the most stuborn of PSTs that will not remove from the folder list.

IMPORTANT: The following information contains information about editing the
registry.  Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy
of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in
the Windows folder.

- Start RegEdit (Win9x/NT) or RegEdt32 (NT).
- Navigate to:
  * Win9x users
  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Messaging 
Subsystem\Profiles\<your profile name>
  * WinNT users
  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows 
Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\<your profile name>
- Look in the tree under that point (it should be full of keys with long 
hexidecimal value names) and look for a section that references the PST file 
you want off of your folder tree. Export that section (for safety) and then 
delete it.

Re: Outlook 2000 not valid path error opening folder

Postby Brian Tillman » Thu, 21 Dec 2006 06:42:49 GMT

Now you know one of the many reasons people here have posted countess times 
never to import from a PST.  There's just no need and you avoid all kinds of 
Brian Tillman 

Re: Outlook 2000 not valid path error opening folder

Postby Brian Tillman » Thu, 21 Dec 2006 22:28:51 GMT

You use Import when the file containing the data is NOT a PST.  If it is a 
PST, just open it.  You don't import .doc file into Word because that's 
Word's native file type.  Likewise, you don't import a PST because that's 
Outlook's native file type.  You open it in Outlook with File>Open>Outlook 
Data File.
Brian Tillman 

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