In the process of migrating email servers I've run into an interesting problem: In Outlook 2007 you have the default "Personal Folders" item. This contains the email for the account that was origionally setup with Outlook.
My issue is that I have deleted the account associated with that and created an entirely new account. So now I have "Personal Folders" and "email@example.com". However I can't delete "Personal Folders". nor associate "firstname.lastname@example.org" with that PST file. Deleteting it in Outlook (Tools > Account Settings > Data Files) gave the error "
The default data file cannot be removed, because it is your default delivery location. After you have selected a different default delivery location, your current file can be removed."
Deleting the PST file itself (
outlook.pst) made outlook demand where its default file . would be. So I selected my "email@example.com" PST file and restarted Outlook. Now "Personal Folders" is called "firstname.lastname@example.org", but I still have a duplicate account called this. Which is bad. Worse, my email is associated with the duplicate PST, not the default.
How can I associate my email with my default PST or delete the default PST entirely? Luckily I have backu