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NameSpace.RemoveStore Method

Office 2007
Removes a Personal Folders file (.pst) from the current MAPI profile or session.



expression   A variable that represents a NameSpace object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
FolderRequiredFolderThe Personal Folders file (.pst) to be deleted from the list.


This method removes a store only from the Microsoft Outlook user interface. You cannot remove a store from the main mailbox on the server or from a user's hard disk using the Outlook object model.


The following Microsoft Visual Basic/Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) examples removes a folder called Personal Folders from the list of folders.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub RemovePST()
    Dim objName As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim objFolder As Outlook.Folder
    Set objName = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set objFolder = objName.Folders.Item("Personal Folders")
    'Prompt the user for confirmation
    Dim strPrompt As String
    strPrompt = "Are you sure you want to remove the Personal Folders file?"
    If MsgBox(strPrompt, vbYesNo + vbQuestion) = vbYes Then
        objName.RemoveStore objFolder
    End If
End Sub