How to Remove an Outlook PST File

By Paul Ramone

Microsoft Outlook is a well-known email managing client that is often referred to as Outlook. Outlook manages email, contacts, and calendars among other things. A PST file refers to personal storage. In this case, the files store the information for your contacts, old emails, and calendar updates. If you want to delete a PST from Outlook you can do so very easily from the open application.

Step 1

Select "Start">"Programs">"Microsoft Office">"Microsoft Office Outlook" to open the application.

Step 2

Right click on the personal folder that you wish to delete on the left side of the application under "Personal Folders."

Step 3

Select "Close Personal Folders" from the pop-up menu to completely remove the PST.