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My outlook.pst file is approaching 900 MB, so I'm trying to get rid of stuff.

I've already archived stuff, but mention was made about compacting, but I can't find any way to compact anything in my outlook 2000 (running under XP).


So, 2 questions.

1) How do I compact in Outlook 2000?

2)  How can I find out how much space a message takes up, or how big the attachment is.  How can I delete attachments without going into each message?

thanks!
Gene


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Greetings, ugeb !

1. Here is how to compact the PST file in Outlook 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196990

My suggestion is to backup the file before compacting, in case compacting corrupts some emails.

2. You need to add a column for message size
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ccs/docs/5-87/em_messagesize.htm

Then you can sort the messages by size by click on the Size heading.

Best wishes!
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