How to compact a PST file?

  1. mathur47 profile image46
    mathur47posted 6 years ago

    I have a PST file over 2GB in size & its showing abnormal behaviour now. I have heard from someone that by compacting PST file its size will be reduce & your PST file will be saved from further corruption.

    I just wanna know can anyone tell me the way by which I can compact my PST file?

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago

      The process is slightly different depending on the version of Outlook you are using, but this should cover it anyway: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289987.

      It can take a bit of time, however, and it pretty much ties up your computer, so be prepared.

      Edited to add: You may want to archive some of the stuff to get the file size down before you compact.

     
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