Outlook nervous breakdown how to correctly rebuild profile

Looks like my Outlook is having another nervous breakdown. What is the proper way to rebuild my Outlook profile? I do not want to lose all the rules plus I do not want to double up all my contacts. I want to move all the existing emails into another pst file and start fresh with a much smaller pst file. This is Outlook 2013.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you wish to make a smaller PST file, you would need a third party tool such as Stellar Tools to split PST files into smaller files.

You can back up Outlook Rules using Outlook. Follow this article to see how.


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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
see the below link to assist you with recreating your outlook profile.


You shouldn't loose any rules or contacts.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Rules are in the Profile. Contacts are in the PST file and so are part of splitting the PST file.
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rwheeler23Author Commented:
I think I see this now. How do I handle what I think is a corrupt pst file? Suddenly my Outlook refuses to find anything that is less than 1 day old. It also takes forever to send and receive. It will tell me something is not there when I am staring right at it. The pst file is not ever 8GB in size. I am going to try to archive prior to 12/2017 to see if that helps.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
For that size you do not need to split the PST
rwheeler23Author Commented:
After archiving everything through 12/2017 I now have one email in the Outbox that not only will it not go, it cannot be deleted. I click the Delete button and nothing happens. I exit Outlook and come back and try again and nothing happens. Other emails go out just fine.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It may have been created under a different user which prevents it from going out. Try starting Outlook in Safe Mode and deleting the email in Safe Mode
rwheeler23Author Commented:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help
rwheeler23Author Commented:
By the way, when I archived the pst file it went from 8GB to 3.5GB. 95% of it most likely was junk mail.
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