I have finished manually adding my Gmail account to Outlook by opening the Outlook Data File profile and doing as you instructed. Some things have changed, but I still don't think it is right.
Now I only have one email account which [email protected] That is some progress. I still have two very large data files:
1)[email protected], which is located at C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\[email protected] This one is 1,017,561 KB.
2) Outlook Data File, which is marked as the default, located at C:\Users\Mike\Documents\Outlook Files\Outlook.pst. This one is 3,399,105 KB.
This isn't right, is it? I am unable to delete the Outlook Data File because it is marked as the default. Anyway I am not sure if this is the right thing to do.
My Navigation Pane in Outlook now has at the top a folder named Outlook which includes the following sub-folders: Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items, Junk E-mail, Outbox, RSS Feeds, Search Folders, and 10 [personal folders which have been imported from my previous edition of Outlook. All of these folders are empty except for my personal folders, which are all very full.
Below this folder in my navigation pane is another folder which is [email protected] This folder contains the following sub-folders: Inbox, Gmail, Contacts, Deleted Items, Junk E-mail, and Search Folders.
The sub-folder named Gmail contacts the following sub-folders: All Mail, Chats, Drafts, Important, Sent Mail, Spam, Starred, and Trash.
All of these boxes makes for a very confusing navigation pane for me and for the computer. It takes the computer a long time to move items around within the folders And when I shut Outlook down, it takes Outlook almost a minute to do some kind of synchronizing procedure about my folders. I don't know what folders it is synchronizing. Also when I shut down Outlook, it picks up a few pieces of deleted mail from somewhere on the server and redeposits them in the folder called All Mail. I have deleted these mails from everywhere I can find, but they keep reappearing upon shutdown.
Can you think of what might be causing so much confusion?
I have to go to sleep now, so you can answer whenever you have some time..
In the deleted items tab, the box that is currently checked is: Mark Items for Deletion but do not move them automatically. This setting does not give me the option to remove items from my Gmail account after they have been downloaded into Outlook. I have tried to do so, but all items which I delete from my Gmail account are instantaneously deleted from Outlook as well.