Creating Unicode formatted PST in 2003


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Guest

I'm getting a message telling me my .pst file is too big - it's just under
1.8G with deletions, archiving etc.

I've read that I can create a new Outlook 2003 Unicode formatted PST
file (File, New, Outlook data file), and get a .pst file with a 20G capacity
(which should hold me for awhile). Anyway, my current .pst is from Outlook
2000 (imported into 2003).

How can I create the new unicode format and get my current .pst file into
the new unicode .pst? Do I just import it? Do I export it first?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Pamala
 
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neo [mvp outlook]

File > New > Outlook Data File > Office Outlook Personal Folders File is a
good way to go to create a new PST file that is capable of holding more
data. Once you complete this step, I would then visit Tools > Email
Accounts > View/Change existing e-mail accounts and change by default
delivery location to the new PST file (dropdown box at bottom left).

Now that you have restarted Outlook because you have a brand new PST file,
you just copy the message/folders from the OLD pst folder structure to the
new or you say to heck with it and just use the old PST file as an archive.

Outside of that... keep in mind that you can only achieve the greater data
storage in the PST file if the file is located on a NTFS formatted
partition. (The FAT32 file system only allows a single file to be 4gb in
size.)
 
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Guest

That seems to have done the trick. Thank you for replying so quickly, I only
had a little room left before total meltdown. Thank you also for the tidbit
about NTFS vs Fat32. I have XP Pro, but didn't know about the file
limitations on Fat32, that'll help me elsewhere.

Have a good weekend.

Pamala
 

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