Size of Outlook.pst in OL 03


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Bob S

My outlook.pst file is getting quite large (350MB). So, I moved a bunch of
emails I was saving from past years to an archive file. I did this by
opening archive.pst, dragging the folders with these messages to the
archive.pst folder, and deleting the folders in my outlook.pst file
(Personal Folders). This included deleting them out of the deleted items
folder as well.

When I closed the archive.pst file, exited OL, and looked in Windows
Explorer at the pst files, I saw that the archive.pst was 100 MB larger than
it had been. This I expected. However, the Outlook.pst file was not 100 MB
smaller than it had been. In fact, it was not any smaller. This was very
disappointing.

Could someone tell me how to recitfy this? Thank you in advance.
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Right click Outlook Today->Properties->Advanced->Compact Now.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
reading.

After furious head scratching, Bob S asked:

| My outlook.pst file is getting quite large (350MB). So, I moved a
| bunch of emails I was saving from past years to an archive file. I
| did this by opening archive.pst, dragging the folders with these
| messages to the archive.pst folder, and deleting the folders in my
| outlook.pst file (Personal Folders). This included deleting them out
| of the deleted items folder as well.
|
| When I closed the archive.pst file, exited OL, and looked in Windows
| Explorer at the pst files, I saw that the archive.pst was 100 MB
| larger than it had been. This I expected. However, the Outlook.pst
| file was not 100 MB smaller than it had been. In fact, it was not
| any smaller. This was very disappointing.
|
| Could someone tell me how to recitfy this? Thank you in advance.
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

You are welcome.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
reading.

After furious head scratching, Bob S asked:

| Thank you Milly. That helped.
|
| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"
| || Right click Outlook Today->Properties->Advanced->Compact Now.
||
|| --
|| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||
|| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
|| unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
|| reading.
||
|| After furious head scratching, Bob S asked:
||
||| My outlook.pst file is getting quite large (350MB). So, I moved a
||| bunch of emails I was saving from past years to an archive file. I
||| did this by opening archive.pst, dragging the folders with these
||| messages to the archive.pst folder, and deleting the folders in my
||| outlook.pst file (Personal Folders). This included deleting them
||| out of the deleted items folder as well.
|||
||| When I closed the archive.pst file, exited OL, and looked in Windows
||| Explorer at the pst files, I saw that the archive.pst was 100 MB
||| larger than it had been. This I expected. However, the Outlook.pst
||| file was not 100 MB smaller than it had been. In fact, it was not
||| any smaller. This was very disappointing.
|||
||| Could someone tell me how to recitfy this? Thank you in advance.
 

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