You cannot delete this outlook data file. Configuration information in the file is being copied. You can delete the file after this information is being copied

I have just installed Microsoft Office 2007 after the Office 2010 Beta has expired. Earlier, I was using an Exchange account on Outlook. When I wanted to add it to the 2007 version, it says that because it is an older version, it did not work.

I want to delete that Exchange account and set it up all over again but I am unable to and instead get this error after I copied the data files to a .pst file.

Error: You cannot delete this outlook data file. Configuration information in the file is being copied. You can delete the file after this information is being copied.

I need advise as to how I can remove the account and set up my account again. Thanks.

 

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Last updated September 18, 2018 Views 147,523 Applies to:
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I had the same error message in Outlook 2010 after trying to import an Outlook 2003 pst file.  In true Microsoft fashion they give you now way of knowing what files are still being updated, or what links are existing between files.

Anyhow, while I couldn't "remove" the data file in the "File->Account Settings->Data File" area within 2010, I could however just right-click on it in the mail sidebar on the main screen where it had "Close "[pst filename]" as an option.  I clicked "Yes" after the warning and it seems to have alleviated the problem.

Hope that helps.

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You must recreate your mail profile via the Mail applet in Control Panel.
See http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/newprofile.htm



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