How to remove duplicate emails from Outlook 2013

So, I was being a genius and I restored my archive of Outlook into my actual inbox.  So I thought no problem I will just archive it and it will fix the issue!! Well… it did fix the issue for my inbox BUT now I am left with duplicate emails in my archive file.  Sigh…

So if you have pulled a smart move like myself here is how to fix that.

  1. Click the main Inbox folder you want to remove the duplicate emails from
  2. On the top in the ribbon cable under the HOME tab click Clean Up
  3. Under Clean Up select Clean Up folder & subfolders
  4. In the Clean Up Folder box click Clean Up Folder

This should hopefully now fix the duplicate email issue.  It did for me!