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jeffrys

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Copied my Outlook file to another computer but the rules i have all get in error on the second pc.

Since there are a few hundred of them and since i can only deleted one rule at a time....here is the question:

Is there a way to remove all the rules fast, maybe in the register?

The copied file with the rules comes from Outlook 2013, copied in Outlook 2010.

As a test i copied the PST file from another computer (Outlook 2007) in which there are no rules, but i cannot get rid of the rules in error.

Reinstalling Outlook 2010 can be nice, but no garantee that this solves the problem.

Strange....


thanks, if ever a solution pops up

Jeff
 

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ARC1020

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Doesn't it allow you to shift click on the first and last rules to select them all, then press delete?

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Alternatively, you may be able to remove them using the /cleanclientrules switch (for non-exchange accounts). More info on switches at the following link:

Command-line switches for Outlook 2010 - Outlook - Office.com

I would recommend making a copy of the original PST and rules first and keeping them somewhere safe, so if need be you can make another copy from them.
 

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jeffrys

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hi A,

"Doesn't it allow you to shift click on the first and last rules to select them all, then press delete?"

no, but you gave me the solution: holding down the CTRL key and clicking every rule (click to select on the left) was a fast way. Then still holding DOWN the CTRL, then DELETE did the trick.

thanks

Jeff
 

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    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
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    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
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