Managing users .PST files on Outlook 2007

I have a few users with .PST file around 3.7 -3.9 Gb in size.
What is the best course of action to take to save this mail yet make it accessible for user to still look at.
We are planning to have an exchange server in place in the next few months but for now I need to find an immediate solution.

One users .pst will not open up now it is 3.8GB any way to fix taht?
manelson05Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

DCMBSCommented:
Outlook 2007 can have PST files up to 20 GB.  I wouldn't recommend to have files this large but 4GB should be quite OK.  Try sing the inbox repair tool (scanpst.exe) to repair the files you can't open.  This is part of the outlook 2007 installation and should be located on your hard drive, try searching for scanpst.exe.
0
kpmartinCommented:
You could archive the files and they will be available in the archive folder you designate.
0
biaxisCommented:
HI, I had the same problem in the past, I just split the PST file in more files, so the users had more than one folder. You can talk wiht the users and pehaps you can make different PST files depending of the year of the mail, or the sender or whatever.

Mariano
0
Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 Enhances Cyber Protection

A closer look at five essential enhancements that benefit end-users and help MSPs take their cloud data protection business further.

ggefterCommented:
all of the above solutions will work ...
0
manelson05Author Commented:
scanpst.exe is not working for the damaged .pst.
0
manelson05Author Commented:
Errors have been detected in Outlooks.pst this is all I get when i try to open the .pst in my outlook.
Is there any way I can recover it?
0
ashishkpandeyCommented:
This issue occurs when you are using ANSI PST files which does not support more than 2GB. If the file has exceeded then the file will not open. The best answer would be to get a 3rd party tool and recover the PST file or you can use 2 GB crop tool from Microsoft which will bring down the size, but it is on the cost of data loss. Here is the link for same.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=B33B1DFF-6F50-411D-BBDF-82019DDA602E&displaylang=en
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
manelson05Author Commented:
Thank you!

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.