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Is there any way to reduce size of .pst file?

 
 
katy
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      10th Apr 2004
Hi all,

I have imported my .pst file over the past 3 yrs. from CD backup each time I
had to format. The current size is 438+mb. I have deleted, deleted
deletions and compacted many many times. Yet the size of the .pst file
remains the same and only increases. My performance in opening is
pathetically slow, and I believe it's because of size. (no images accounting
for size).

I was told of a method to make that megabyte size more accurately reflect
the actual amount of emails inside over a yr. ago but I cannot find that
method.

Would anyone know how I can reduce that size to more accurately reflect the
emails within Outlook? This huge size is what is shown in Explore when I
search for the .pst file.

Thanks anyone for any help..... or advice on how to save my Inbox, and all
individual folders under Personal Folders to a separate place on my hard
drive so I can then import into a new version of Personal Folders, to start
over fresh.

katy


 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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      10th Apr 2004
Compacting is the only method for reducint the size of the Outlook file.
450 MB is not large. I currently have a 1.2 gig .pst and Outlook
experiences no performance problems.

My .pst file size at work is around 600 MB and also has no performance
problems.


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After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, katy asked:

| Hi all,
|
| I have imported my .pst file over the past 3 yrs. from CD backup each
| time I had to format. The current size is 438+mb. I have deleted,
| deleted deletions and compacted many many times. Yet the size of the
| .pst file remains the same and only increases. My performance in
| opening is pathetically slow, and I believe it's because of size. (no
| images accounting for size).
|
| I was told of a method to make that megabyte size more accurately
| reflect the actual amount of emails inside over a yr. ago but I
| cannot find that method.
|
| Would anyone know how I can reduce that size to more accurately
| reflect the emails within Outlook? This huge size is what is shown
| in Explore when I search for the .pst file.
|
| Thanks anyone for any help..... or advice on how to save my Inbox,
| and all individual folders under Personal Folders to a separate place
| on my hard drive so I can then import into a new version of Personal
| Folders, to start over fresh.
|
| katy


 
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katy
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      10th Apr 2004
Thank you Milly, I won't worry anymore then! I'll just keep importing, and
it's good to know it's not so bad
katy

"Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Compacting is the only method for reducint the size of the Outlook file.
> 450 MB is not large. I currently have a 1.2 gig .pst and Outlook
> experiences no performance problems.
>
> My .pst file size at work is around 600 MB and also has no performance
> problems.
>
>
> --
> Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
>
> Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
> the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my personal
> account will be deleted without reading.
>
> After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, katy asked:
>
> | Hi all,
> |
> | I have imported my .pst file over the past 3 yrs. from CD backup each
> | time I had to format. The current size is 438+mb. I have deleted,
> | deleted deletions and compacted many many times. Yet the size of the
> | .pst file remains the same and only increases. My performance in
> | opening is pathetically slow, and I believe it's because of size. (no
> | images accounting for size).
> |
> | I was told of a method to make that megabyte size more accurately
> | reflect the actual amount of emails inside over a yr. ago but I
> | cannot find that method.
> |
> | Would anyone know how I can reduce that size to more accurately
> | reflect the emails within Outlook? This huge size is what is shown
> | in Explore when I search for the .pst file.
> |
> | Thanks anyone for any help..... or advice on how to save my Inbox,
> | and all individual folders under Personal Folders to a separate place
> | on my hard drive so I can then import into a new version of Personal
> | Folders, to start over fresh.
> |
> | katy
>
>



 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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      10th Apr 2004
What are you importing? An Outlook.pst file does NOT need importing - just
use the file->open in Outlook to access your data. When you have found what
you need, right click on the .pst file and select "close." No need to
import and lose important data.

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.

"katy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
| Thank you Milly, I won't worry anymore then! I'll just keep importing,
and
| it's good to know it's not so bad
| katy
|
| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"
<(E-Mail Removed)>
| wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
| > Compacting is the only method for reducint the size of the Outlook file.
| > 450 MB is not large. I currently have a 1.2 gig .pst and Outlook
| > experiences no performance problems.
| >
| > My .pst file size at work is around 600 MB and also has no performance
| > problems.
| >
| >
| > --
| > Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
| >
| > Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
| > the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my personal
| > account will be deleted without reading.
| >
| > After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, katy asked:
| >
| > | Hi all,
| > |
| > | I have imported my .pst file over the past 3 yrs. from CD backup each
| > | time I had to format. The current size is 438+mb. I have deleted,
| > | deleted deletions and compacted many many times. Yet the size of the
| > | .pst file remains the same and only increases. My performance in
| > | opening is pathetically slow, and I believe it's because of size. (no
| > | images accounting for size).
| > |
| > | I was told of a method to make that megabyte size more accurately
| > | reflect the actual amount of emails inside over a yr. ago but I
| > | cannot find that method.
| > |
| > | Would anyone know how I can reduce that size to more accurately
| > | reflect the emails within Outlook? This huge size is what is shown
| > | in Explore when I search for the .pst file.
| > |
| > | Thanks anyone for any help..... or advice on how to save my Inbox,
| > | and all individual folders under Personal Folders to a separate place
| > | on my hard drive so I can then import into a new version of Personal
| > | Folders, to start over fresh.
| > |
| > | katy
| >
| >
|
|


 
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Chris
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      12th Apr 2004
1.2GB is beginning to get large. I have seen many pst files start to have
corruption problems begin around that size. Microsoft says that you should
not go above 2GB, but I have seen problems in smaller ones (as stated
above).


"Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Compacting is the only method for reducint the size of the Outlook file.
> 450 MB is not large. I currently have a 1.2 gig .pst and Outlook
> experiences no performance problems.
>
> My .pst file size at work is around 600 MB and also has no performance
> problems.
>
>
> --
> Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
>
> Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
> the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my personal
> account will be deleted without reading.
>
> After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, katy asked:
>
> | Hi all,
> |
> | I have imported my .pst file over the past 3 yrs. from CD backup each
> | time I had to format. The current size is 438+mb. I have deleted,
> | deleted deletions and compacted many many times. Yet the size of the
> | .pst file remains the same and only increases. My performance in
> | opening is pathetically slow, and I believe it's because of size. (no
> | images accounting for size).
> |
> | I was told of a method to make that megabyte size more accurately
> | reflect the actual amount of emails inside over a yr. ago but I
> | cannot find that method.
> |
> | Would anyone know how I can reduce that size to more accurately
> | reflect the emails within Outlook? This huge size is what is shown
> | in Explore when I search for the .pst file.
> |
> | Thanks anyone for any help..... or advice on how to save my Inbox,
> | and all individual folders under Personal Folders to a separate place
> | on my hard drive so I can then import into a new version of Personal
> | Folders, to start over fresh.
> |
> | katy
>
>



 
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dereksm12@gmail.com
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      23rd Jul 2012
On Saturday, 10 April 2004 05:18:04 UTC+5:30, katy wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have imported my .pst file over the past 3 yrs. from CD backup each time I
> had to format. The current size is 438+mb. I have deleted, deleted
> deletions and compacted many many times. Yet the size of the .pst file
> remains the same and only increases. My performance in opening is
> pathetically slow, and I believe it&#39;s because of size. (no images accounting
> for size).
>
> I was told of a method to make that megabyte size more accurately reflect
> the actual amount of emails inside over a yr. ago but I cannot find that
> method.
>
> Would anyone know how I can reduce that size to more accurately reflect the
> emails within Outlook? This huge size is what is shown in Explore when I
> search for the .pst file.
>
> Thanks anyone for any help..... or advice on how to save my Inbox, and all
> individual folders under Personal Folders to a separate place on my hard
> drive so I can then import into a new version of Personal Folders, to start
> over fresh.
>
> katy


Milly is absolutely correct, 450MB is not a mammoth of a size and you don'tneed to worry about such. Nevertheless, just keep compacting the PST file again and again when the file size and don't let it to reach the maximum size limit beyond which you gonna start having problems.

You can have a better idea on this from: http://splitpstfiles.com
 
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