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Too many Outlook 2003 pst files ?

Is it possible to have too many pst files open at the same time ?
I have a user who needs access to a massive amount of emails on pst files. after a problem with the pst files being too large we split them down into more managable sizes ( no larger than 1GB) , but  the user insists that she needs access to them at all times and has about 20 pst files open on outlook all the same time (the vary in sixze from  
Every now and again outlook freezes up when sending emails, opening emails, opening folders. I have done detect and repair, installed the latest office 2003 updates (my next step is too reinstall ) but  I was wondering if any of  this had anything to do with the amount of pst files open at the same time ??  
The user has Windows XP, Office 2003, excel 2007 (all currently updated)
If you experts need anymore info just let me know !
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zgiuffriaCommented:
Are the PST files stored on the network?
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afletch78Author Commented:
yeah, the PST files are stored on a file server on the network
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zgiuffriaCommented:
Yes that could cause a problem then.
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zgiuffriaCommented:
Specially if they are PSTs of different users.  They are constantly updated and will have to update hers.  If they are just old emails I would just store them on her PC and maybe back them up to the server.
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afletch78Author Commented:
ahhh.... I had a gut feeling about it. many thanks my good sir.

I hate to be a pain though but could you give me a reason why this happens ? even if it is brief because I know the user will ask me ( and trust me , she is one of THOSE users ) and plus I'm curious myself.

cheers
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afletch78Author Commented:
your too fast for me !  or I'm really slow at typing !

I'll take that as the solution then.

Many thanks to you wise computer experts I am once again in your debt.
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zgiuffriaCommented:
Yea try to remove the PSTs and see how it runs.  You can always re add them.
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