This morning I reformatted and installed Windows 7. After installing Office 2007, I imported my Outlook data from my dutifully made backup PST file. The only problem seems to be that now I have duplicates of everything that had been backed up. New items arriving are not being duplicated.
I have the data backed up, so I'm willing to wipe the slate clean with Outlook and start over (the install, not my data), but I'd rather not do it again, and again, and again, until I finally get it right; so I'm curious what the best path to take is.
I'm on a Windows domain, using my domain email account. I think (but I'm not positive) that the duplicates were synchronized down from the exchange server after I imported by backup.
It seems to me that I should be able to just clear everything out, setup my account again, and let the exchange sync bring everything down. If that's the case, how do I properly clear out the data from my current install? If that's not the case, what's the best install-&-restore path?
Alternatively, is there a decent, reliable, and free way to delete duplicates? I tried this method from Microsoft, but my modification date/times match exactly.