Outlook PST file is HUUUUGE (well 1.45 GB)

Posted on 2003-03-25
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
that pretty much says it all, have compacted it til the cows come home, client does not wish to delete anything in it... and I need to get it on a CD so we can use it on another system. Am sure you folks will have a GREAT, EASY, way for an old person to do it.

thanks, bill
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Greetings, oldgreyguy!
   Use a compression program to zip the file and copy it to a CD.


WinZip is popular.

Best wishes, war1
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You can use winrar, it will break down the file into smaller files (with or w/o compression) for storage.  Then you can unrar it back to it's original state at anytime.

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PS - Make sure outlook is closed so that the pst file is not open during this process.
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WAR1, I sometimes wonder why my brain stops thinking... I assumed that Microsoft (in its infinite wisdom) would compress this file AAAAAAAARgh... I use WinZip everyday... thanks for the slap upside the head, dropped it to 400mb...thanks again

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oldgreyguy, glad I could help.

Best wishes, Warren

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