Outlook 2007 on Windows XP with service pack 3
I know that .pst files are supposed to be able to reach 20 GB, have also read many things stating that when you reach about 4 GB Outlook 2007 can start to struggle. This user is having trouble receiving emails 1MB or larger.
Their Outlook.pst was 4.3 GB
Their archive.pst was 1.6GP
I wanted to half the size of their Outlook .pst.
I backed everything up
I went to file > archive and told it to move everything from before 1/1/2008 to the archive folder
In outlook it is now saying the personal folders file is 1.8 GB, when I export that folder it says it is 1.8 GB, when I go to windows explorer (user/local settings/...) it says
Outlook.pst is 3.9 GB
Archive.pst is 3.5GB
What is going on here. Outlook is still slow to open.