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Defraging Outlook

Posted on 2008-10-23
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Even if I have made sure Outlook is not running, using Task Manager, degrag still seems to want to skip over .pst files.  How can I defragment .pst files?  
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Windows built in defrag is not very... "ROBUST".  Unless you want to go to a completely third party defrag solution like PerfectDisk, I would suggest manually defragging these large files with Contig.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897428.aspx

It's a single (or multi with wildcards) file defragmentation utility created by Sysinternals (now owned by Microsoft).
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by:war1
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Hello keflanigan,

PST file cannot be defrag with the tool that came with Windows.

Here is how to defrag Outlook PST file
http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid43_gci1245588,00.html

Hope this helps!
war1
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kyleiorio earned 500 total points
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I use a program called Defraggler (www.defraggler.com)  It's free and can be set to run as a backgorund service, meaning it won't make your server stop to a crawl when you use it. (Just make sure you set the priority to background in the settings)

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Thank you!!!   Great user interface and very easy!  
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