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Maximum PST size without Exchange in Outlook 2003?

Posted on 2006-11-16
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I have a client that recently migrated to Office 2003.  The previous PST was imported to a new PST file, which would put it in the 2003 format.  The client is still realizing a limitation to its size, though.  He approaches 2GB, but from almost all that I have read it should be able to make the PST much larger.  The registry fixes that I come across after researchng simply arent there (PST MAXSIZE, WARN, etc,,)  Is that because he is using it as POP?

 So, I guess the question is, can outlook 2003 have a PST larger than 2GB if used as a POP client?  If so, how do make that happen.

 Thanks.
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Question by:Lorenzo Cricchio
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inbarasan earned 125 total points
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Dear lcricchio,
2 GB limit is not there in Outlook 2003. It will work even above 2 GB. But it is suggested to keep the PST Size smaller than 2GB for better user experience when you open PST file.

Cheers!
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by:meintsi
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If the .pst file is in the new Unicode format, the limit is now 20GB.
It doesn't matter if its POP or IMAP or Exchange.

Are you sure its the new format?

The import process has been known to cause problems.
You might create a new .pst file, drag & drop all data into it and then use it at Outlook's primary store.
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Greetings:

If you added the PST to the outlook 2003 profile, it will not automatically convert it.  You do actually have to move all the messages out and into another PST.

http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid43_gci1226189,00.html?track=NL-361&ad=569197&asrc=EM_NLT_669355&uid=5697219

It can be painful.  We have a lot of users who are "afraid" of losing anything so we had to hold their hands.
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