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I'm looking for other ways to optimize Outlook 2013's performance.

Things I've done.

1. Deleting/archiving unnecessary emails
2. Disable graphics acceleration
3. Removed/disabled unnecessary add-ons
4. Changed Outlook's cache settings to "all."
5. Rebuilt index

Computer information

HP Pavillon G7
AMD Phenom II P650 Dual-Core 2.6GHz
8 GB of RAM
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit

Other helpful info

This is a company computer so upgrading HD is at company's discretion (I already tried).
Lowest score by Windows Assessment is 3.0 for desktop graphics performance.
Aero is disabled.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Assuming that you are caching the server data for the user: did you already try deleting and re-creating the OST file?

Please note here, that I'm talking about the "OST" file, 'not' the "PST" file.

The location of this file is usually in this folder for Win7:
C:\Users\JoeUser\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
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by:gnowhite
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Hi WiReDNeT

Thank you for your response! I have not. l'll give it a shot.
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This was an excellent solution
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by:gnowhite
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Hi WiReDNeT,

That definitely helped! Any other solutions? Bueller?
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by:Rob Hutchinson
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Nope, no other, but a corrupt( over fat sized) OST file is a cause for a lot of slow Outlook problems.

Think the reason for this is that when a lot of email is moved to an archive file, Outlook tries to re-size this OST cache file on the fly...which, unfortunately, makes Outlook run 'really' slow.

Easiest solution to this problem is to just delete the OST cache file so that it can be recreated auto-magically by Outlook the next time you start Outlook. After you perform these steps, you will almost always see that the OST file has shrunk considerably which will make Outlook faster.
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No worries. Appreciate the help!
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by:OurTech
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Disable and Stop the 'Desktop Window Manager Session Manager' service.  It's a pile and breaks Outlook 2013 frequently.
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Hi OurTech,

Thanks! I'll give it a shot!
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