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When I try to do anything with the Auto Archive in outlook, I get an error message that says object not found. This includes trying to get properties, or remove it.

I tried going into mail in the control panel, deleting her profile, and creating a new one. This has not worked. Anyone know what do when this happens? I saw a webpage about ghost psts, but at the end it says this does not apply to archive.pst files.

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BTW- just added links to the Outlook command line reference pages – squillman Oct 16 '09 at 18:46
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Try starting Outlook from the command line with the /cleanprofile switch. Not 100% sure that this will do anything that blowing out the profile didn't.

If that doesn't work, try it instead with the /firstrun switch which will start Outlook as if it were run for the first time. Most likely you've got a bad path buried in the registry, this should cleanse the registry of it.

BTW- Here are the Outlook command line reference pages: Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007

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/cleanprofile did it, thanks a bunch! – Kyle Brandt Oct 16 '09 at 18:38
/cleanprofile is not available in Outlook 2013… . Any ideas on that? – th1rdey3 Jan 26 '15 at 12:07

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