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Outlook .pst file

I let my Outlook content exceed the limit and it shut down. My .pst file is there but I can't reload it because it is to large. Does anyone know a way to access .pst files and delete some content? Thanks.


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Re: big pst-file

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Just a few notes:

- For the future, read
- If you don't like losing all of the contents of your Outlook database in case of unexpected problems, consider a way to do a regular BACKUP of it (burn to DVD for example).
- Consider splitting your pst-file into multiple (socalled 'personal folders') and see what archiving can do. is an article about Outlook 2000.

For your current problem, see if the Microsoft program pst2GB mentioned in is a solution. But it seems inevatible you'll lose some of your mails.

It seems Outlook 2003 supports .pst-files > 2 Gb. But I wouldn't advise to have such big files when there are excellent alternatives, unless absolutely necessary.

Hope this helps.


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Configuring pst. and ost. file size

In reply to: Re: big pst-file

I found this resolution to file size limitations.

However, when I attempted to find the registry location of the pst. and ost. files, I was not able to find them. Has anyone ever used this fix or attempted to use it?

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