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Can Personal Folders (.pst) be set to read only?

Some of our users are going over 2GB on their personal folders, which is causing them to corrupt. Getting them back is a nightmare. We create new personal folders for them, but they continue to put items in the old ones. Is there any way to set the .pst file to read only so they can view the items, but not add any new items to the folder?
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flyingskyCommented:
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gleasonincAuthor Commented:
I read that article, thanks. Do you have any suggestions/alternatives to my issue?
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flyingskyCommented:
disk quota maybe a way.
Another way we used to do is, when the PST file is approaching 2G, we take it out from the server (we still have a copy, just somewhere cannot be seen by the user) and burn it on a CD. Give the CD to the user and teach them how to open it (by copying onto their local machine first). Also tell them they can only read, if they put new stuff in it, it cannot be put on CD so they will lose their stuff.
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techzterCommented:
    What version of Outlook are you running? If it is an older version you could consider upgrading them and converting the .pst files to the more recent unicode format. It is capable of containing much more information per a .pst file.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830336
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gleasonincAuthor Commented:
flyingsky - did your users get upset by this? We are a small company and users get irked if we ask them to do things they view as "extra work".

techzter - We are all on Outlook 2003 or 2007.
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flyingskyCommented:
This needs a top-down approach. coming from the bosses then it's ok
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