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How to open a PST file over 2 GB

Hi Experts,

One of my CEOs, is having some issues opening a PST file over than 2 GB.

As far as I know, PST files have a size limit of about 2gb and what has happened is his PST file has exceeded this size and outlook cannot handle it

Is there a way to recover all emails from that PST, or opened it with another tool?

Thanks in advance
Jerry Seinfield
Jerry Seinfield
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You cannot recover the email that has gone over 2gb if it is in the older format. There is a tool from Microsoft which will allow the file to be opened, but it simply cuts the file down to size. Everything over 2gb will be lost.


try  opening with outlook 2007 or use http://www.splitpstfile.com/

Jerry SeinfieldAuthor Commented:
Hi Tahussle,

How reliable is that tool?

As far as I know, that tool split the pst in 2 files, is that correct?

Once the PST has been splited, is there a risk of losing data?

Hi There's always a potential of loosing data when carrying out any data manipulation . I would take a backup before doing anything else.

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