Outlook 2000 PST File has reached 2GB Limit
Posted on 2011-03-23
Hi hope someone can offer some assistance? One of my clients is running Microsoft Office 2000 and their PST file has reached (and exceeded) the 2GB limit. I have tried running the Microsoft PST Crop tool however its trimming too much data from the file (as the PST has gone quite far over the 2GB I'm having to remove a considerable amount to make it a working PST file) which I have done. I have copied the oversized PST file but I'm having extreme difficulty doing anything with it! I have tried to convert the file from ANSII to Unicode but this is not working with the freeware/demo packages I have tried. I have tried to manually copy it as a profile within Outlook 2003. I've also downloaded a demo of Outlook 2010 but still not able to anything with it!
I understand I need to configure Outlook 2003 (or newer) with a new profile in Unicode and then somehow import the old PST file across? - I'd be extremely grateful if anyone could help me with a bit of a step by step guide as most processes I've found online are prooving unsuccesful!
I'm under pressure to sort this as his existing (recovered) PST file will no doubt be getting to the 2GB limit again so I need to migrate him over to Office 2003 (with new PST/Profile) ASAP!!!
Can anyone suggest some reasonably priced software?
Many thanks in advance...