Question

Minimize the Size of OST File

I am working Outlook from 4years back, but recently I am facing a problem of too large OST files. Now, Outlook is showing the error of OST file too large. I want a reliable solution to reduce the size of the OST file. Because the emails are important for me I don't want any data loss. My operating system is Windows 10 and using Outlook 2010 version.

Discussion is locked

Answer
Follow
Reply to: Minimize the Size of OST File
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Minimize the Size of OST File
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
I did this without any app. It was easy.

I had this large PST (OST would be same) and all I did was sort on the messages by size and the top ten were the offenders and I deleted the ones that could be deleted and the others were looked and and found to have large pictures or PDFs so I edited the message to remove or backup the picture or PDF.

No app was needed and no new Outlook skills were learned.

- Collapse -
Thanks

Hi
Thanks, Profitt for your suggestion, will try it to minimize the size of the OST file.

- Collapse -
Answer
Minimize

Delete any items that you do not want to keep and empty the Deleted Items folder.
Click File > Account Settings >Account Settings.
On the Data Files tab, click the data file that you want to compact, and then click Settings

- Collapse -
Answer
Fix Oversized OST file

When an OST file gets over-sized, It starts misbehaving and in some cases it gets corrupted. you can fix over-sized OST file issues by doing following things:
• Clean the mailboxes
• Create email archives
• Always create a backup

In case your oversized OST file gets corrupted, you can also user OST recovery tool.

moderator removed link to company site.

Post was last edited on March 16, 2019 3:10 AM PDT

CNET Forums

Forum Info