CodeTwo PST GhostbusterFree tool for removing duplicated PST files (ghost files) from Outlook
CodeTwo PST Ghostbuster is a free tool for removing duplicated PST files (ghost files) from Outlook.
In some cases the PST file can appear twice in Outlook. Its contents are then shown twice on the folder list (Fig.1) and in other folder views (Fig.2), which can make work much harder.
Fig.1. Ghost (duplicated) "Archive"
PST file in Outlook.
Fig.2. Folders from duplicated
"Archive" PST file are displayed
|twice in the calendar and other
When trying to delete the duplicated PST file from the profile, a message: "There was an error. Object was not found" appears (Fig.3) and the only way to remove it is to create a new Outlook profile. In many cases this is unacceptable due to the settings, that may be lost: email accounts, signatures, user-defined views and forms.
Fig.3. Ghost PST file cannot be removed from the profile
using standard methods.
If the Close button from the PST file context menu is disabled, PST Ghostbuster will not be able to remove the PST file from the profile. In that case, please read this solution.
Thanks to CodeTwo PST Ghostbuster, the duplicated PST file can be easily fixed and removed from the profile. In Outlook, choose the profile in the Select Outlook profile field, where the issue appears and in the Enter the name of ghost PST file field type the name of the file as is it displayed in Outlook. Next click the Check button. If the program displays the "Invalid sections that should be removed were found..." message, it means that the duplicated PST file was found in the profile and can be fixed. To do so, click the Repair! button.
Fig.4. The CodeTwo PST Ghostbuster tool.
Every time when you delete the duplicated PST file from a profile, the program modifies the system registry. Before that, it makes a copy of the appropriate system registry branch in a special folder. Thanks to that the changes can be easily reversed. To open the folder containing the system registry copies click the Backup button. To restore the registry to the previous state, run the appropriate REG file in that folder.
Microsoft Outlook 98 / 2000 / 2002 / 2003 / 2007
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista
“Microsoft Monday” takes a look back at the past week of news related to Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes details about a Digital Geneva Convention idea, the new Smart Email I...
Microsoft has partnered with leading companies to build programs that help you get things done right from your inbox. These programs are called Office Add-ins in Outlook 2016, and Apps for Office in O...
Outlook Password allows you to recover Outlook PST files' passwords. These PST (Personal Storage) files may be part of your MS Outlook Profile or just independent files - whatever the case, Outlook Pa...
|New Post||Top rated post|
August 04, 2014 How to recover my emails deleted from my computer?
August 04, 2014 How to Convert OST to PST File?
August 02, 2014 Can someone recommend non-Outlook PST viewer?
July 23, 2014 Moved to MS Exchange now Outlook rules wont work
July 19, 2014 Can't send e-mails from Outlook 2007
No results found.