We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

Dragging emails to PST slow

USMCR21
USMCR21 asked
on
Medium Priority
423 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello,

We have a user running Win7 Pro (32-bit) with Office 2007. This user currently has a 14.6 GB PST that he adds emails to every day. The problem exists when he is adding emails to this PST. It takes about 5-10 second for each email to be added to the archive. Any ideas on what might be slowing the process?
 
Comment
Watch Question

Business Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018
Commented:
Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview
You are probably being impacted by multiple problems:

1. The PST size should not exceed 2 Gig. If it reaches that size, create an additional PSt file and begin using it. I create 2nd and 3rd PST files for my users old email. Those PSt files are on the server so they are protected by the backups.

2. This user's data traffic is probably in competition with the rest of the netwrk traffic.

3. He should probably compact his mailbox but compacting a 14 gig pst could take hours. I suggest starting the compact just before leaving for the evening and let it run over night. Make sure his Pc is setup so it doesn't go into hibernate mode.

Author

Commented:
Do you mind giving instructions on how to compact PSTs?

Many thanks!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
Open Outlook. In the folder tree on the left at the top you see the name of the Outlook profile, nominally Outlook. Right Click on that and select Properties. The Properties Windows opens. Click on the Advanced button. Compact is in there.   ... Thinkpads_User
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to help and hope now all is well. ... Thinkpads_User
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a free trial preview!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.