'removing' an e-mail folder

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Dave Horne

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Outlook 2019 64-bit
Email Account
POP3
When I moved from Outlook 2007 (on my old computer) to Outlook 2013 (on my new computer) I wound up with three sets of folders ... Personal Folders, one for me displaying my e-mail address, and one for my wife displaying her e-mail address.

I 'changed' the location of my In Box to the Personal Folder to reduce the clutter in the Folder Pane.

If I right click on my 'old' folder (the one displaying my e-mail address with a set of folders I no longer use), I see an option to Close that set of folders which is marked with a red X. If I were to Close that, would that just be a way to further reduce the clutter of folders in the Folder Pane? Could I get that set of folders back if I wished?

What's the thinking behind that 'Remove ... and the red X' ? Thanks, Dave Horne
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Yes, it will work just as you suspect - closing a pst file will remove it from the profile but it will remain on the hard drive.

If you moved all of the mail (and contacts or appointments, if any) to the personal folders, you can delete it from the hard drive too.
 
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