[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

PST over 2GB

Posted on 2008-11-11
5
Medium Priority
?
400 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi

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?

pst-error.JPG
0
Comment
Question by:tech2010
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 22931359
Hello tech2010,

Back up the original PST file first.  Then repair a 2GB Outlook Personal Folder with PST2GB
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=B33B1DFF-6F50-411D-BBDF-82019DDA602E&displaylang=en

Hope this helps!
war1
0
 

Author Comment

by:tech2010
ID: 22949742
thanks alot. it helped.
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 22951996
tech2010, if my comment help, why only 20 points?  Should I not get the full amount of points?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tech2010
ID: 22974261
war1,

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
0
 
LVL 97

Accepted Solution

by:
war1 earned 500 total points
ID: 22976934
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.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

With so many activities to perform, Exchange administrators are always busy in organizations. If everything, including Exchange Servers, Outlook clients, and Office 365 accounts work without any issues, they can sit and relax. But unfortunately, it…
Take a look at these 6 Outlook Email management tools which can augment the working and performance of Microsoft Outlook to give you a more rewarding emailing experience.
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
As many of you are aware about Scanpst.exe utility which is owned by Microsoft itself to repair inaccessible or damaged PST files, but the question is do you really think Scanpst.exe is capable to repair all sorts of PST related corruption issues?
Suggested Courses

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question