Too big .ost file in Outlook 2010

mdoland
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My .ost file is about 2 GB big. I tried to archive things which worked, but it is unchanged in size. How do I get it to shrink without losing things? I cannot get any mail into my default inbox folder and the out mails I send stay in the outbox folder.
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Click File, Account Settings then Account Settings
On the data files tab click the one named with your email address and click settings
On the advanced tab, click outlook data file settings then click compact now.

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Thanks alot!!! This saved me a bunch of time.

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