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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
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Jerry Seinfield
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Jerry Seinfield
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MesthaCommented:
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.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296088

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



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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?

Thanks
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tahussleCommented:
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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