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PST over 2GB

Posted on 2008-11-11
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13

We run exmerge every day to produce pst files on all user's mailboxes. The problem i have having with the pst which are over 2GB in size produced by exmerge when i try to open those pst's even in outlook 2003 i get error "Errors have detected in the file <\\path...>. Quit outlook and all mail-enabled............." (please see attced screen shot of the error)

Is there anyway i can open these pst files or fix it?

Question by:tech2010
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Hello tech2010,

Back up the original PST file first.  Then repair a 2GB Outlook Personal Folder with PST2GB

Hope this helps!

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thanks alot. it helped.
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tech2010, if my comment help, why only 20 points?  Should I not get the full amount of points?

Author Comment

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is there any way that I can fix the issue with exmerge, because i have many PST prodduced by exmerge which are more than 2GB in size. I certainly can't sit and run PST2GB on each pst file. please tell me the better way to fix the root cause. thanks
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war1 earned 500 total points
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To fix the problem, use Outlook 2003 or 2007 and create newly formated PST file in unicode format. The new format is will accept up to 20 GB of data.

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