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I want to delete all my Outlook accounts, remove all configurations and everything and start afresh. Basically, like do a complete reset. But, it doesn't let me remove my last account saying something about data files and all. How do I nuke Outlook and start afresh? I'm using Outlook 2013

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Can't you create a new account and then delete that last one which you weren't allowed to get rid of earlier? –  Karan Mar 29 '13 at 8:16

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To ensure you get a complete reset, uninstall it, delete the data files and reinstall.

Here are instructions to help if you need them; Install or remove individual Office programs and components

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Where are the data files? Which all locations? Want to confirm –  pratnala Mar 29 '13 at 13:08
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By default the data files are located at %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook. Check out Locating the Outlook data files. –  CharlieRB Mar 29 '13 at 14:14

Re-installing is waste of time...

just go to control panel>>mail(32bit)>>show profiles>delete all profiles here.

then open the outlook, you will be opening an fresh account.

NOTE:1.before deleting don't forget to take mail backup.

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Wish I knew this earlier! –  pratnala yesterday

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