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Outlook hangs a long time on simple processes like purging deleted mail

My Outlook 2007 on XP is excessively slow and hangs on many simple actions like purging deleted mail, moving from calendar to email, moving emails to file folders, etc.  What are the most likely fixes for this problem?
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1) set an internal printer as default printer (for some operation, outlook looks for the printer on a network )
2) each archive size must be under 2GB - let's say 1.2GB is safe enough
3) microsoft office diagnostics
4) outlook.exe /resetnavpane
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The archive files do not need to be under 2GB on Outlook 2007.  The 2GB size limit only applies to Outlook 2003 and earlier.  The number of mail stores (i.e. mailbox and PSTs) you have open, the number of folders in them, and the number of items in the folders you're working with, and the size of the items all affect Outlook's speed.  Outlook is not very efficient at handling large numbers of items in a folder.  At somewhere around 2,000 items in a folder Outlook's performance really starts to drop off.
It is also possible that the PST has become corrupt. It would be no harm using SCANPST on the Personal folder file.
For Outlook 2007, this is typically located at C:\Program files\Microsoft Office\Office12\scanpst.exe.

SCANPST will first scan the file for integrity etc.; If it does find that there is an issue with the file, you will be prompted to repair the file (Outlook will need to be closed for the duration) - if the PST is large, this process could take from an hour to several hours.
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Hi, All.

I'm repairing the PST.

Meanwhile, I learned that the PST has 71 folders and 9,229 files.  If this is causing Outlook to hang, is there a way of reorganizing the PST or doing anything else to make Outlook faster?
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