Outlook 2007 pst size

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts,

I have a pst file that was getting pretty big, 3.7 GB.  Most of it was pdf attachments.  

Recently I created a rule to delete all messages with a receive date before April 1st and the rule seems to have worked fine and deleted the older messages but the PST is still 3.7GB.  I ran scanpst.exe in case the DB was corrupt and no difference.

Any ideas about why the pst is the same size after I seemed to have deleted 70% of the messages?


Question by:HelpNearMe
    LVL 6

    Accepted Solution

    Yes, exit Outlook and go to "Start" => "Settings" => "Control Panel". Open "Mail" and click on "Data Files" button. Double-click your PST file and then click on "Compact Now" button.
    LVL 9

    Assisted Solution

    Try compacting the PST

    Author Comment

    I'll give it a try, thanks

    Author Closing Comment


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