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How many .pst files have you generated?

Outlook and the dreaded message store maximum...

     
3:50 pm on May 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Just when you think you have your Auto Archive settings just right...

"Outlook cannot perform the task. The message store has reached its maximum of 1.6G..."

Time to create a new .pst file, this will be what, #24 I believe. Lots of "real" email coming through these days. Thank you Barracuda and SpamBayes.

So, how many .pst files do you have in your closet?

10:15 pm on May 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Most of them are archived history though. My current year .pst is at 800MB, not quite halfway through the year. Hmm, at this rate I just may hit the threshold!

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[support.microsoft.com...]

  • Outlook 97~2003 = 2 GB
  • Outlook 2003 & 2007 Unicode .pst = 20 GB

    I've read that the Unicode format of a PST file can potentially be extended to a theoretical maximum size of 33 TB.

  • 4:21 pm on May 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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    Excellent news. I can go to 20GB!
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    :( Not me. I went through the instructions and unfortunately at Step 4 I'm lost because those folders do not exist.
    12:30 am on May 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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    It sounds like you dont't have a Unicode PST. I normally create a brand new PST and then drag and drop my old data into it.

    MS suggests that you import the data:
    [office.microsoft.com...]

     

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