How to Delete PST Mail Files

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PST mail files are the type used by Microsoft's Outlook email client. Delete PST mail files with help from a technology strategist and cloud expert for small to medium businesses in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Charles Henson. I'm going to tell you today how to delete a PST file from your PC. The reason you might want to do this is you don't want your email on the PC that you are going to be giving to someone else or even donating to charity. So the first thing you'd want to do is open up Outlook and once Outlook is open you would go to file and then account settings and then under account settings you will see a data files tab. Here you can click on the open file location and then we will have the source of the file. So we'll go ahead and drag this one out of the way, close Outlook out so that the file is no longer in use and once we have access to the file we can right click and choose delete and yes we want to permanently delete it. So we're going to right click on the file and then choose delete and choose yes to delete, empty it from the recycle bin so that it's permanently deleted from the PC and that's it. Your email is no longer on this machine. Now that we've removed the files, you can have piece of mind knowing that no one has access to your email, contacts or your calendar items.


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