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I need to gain access to an Outlook PST file that grew over 2gb

I had to try and make the title specific so that this question wouldn't get closed as a duplicate of other questions. Other questions answer by suggesting pst2gb.exe or the 'compact' feature in outlook.

I am unable to find pst2gb.exe because microsoft's own article ( now links to a page that is no longer available.

I am unable to use the 'compact' tool in outlook because that first requires you to be able to import the pst file. The pst file won't import in the first place as it is too large. Catch-22.

So, does anyone know where else I can get the pst2gb.exe tool?

Does anyone know of a third way of getting into an over 2gb pst file?

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marked as duplicate by CharlieRB, Mokubai, Renan, Xavierjazz, Canadian Luke Aug 9 '12 at 19:30

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

This is the same exact question you asked HERE. – CharlieRB Aug 9 '12 at 16:54
Please do not simply create a new question when your old one gets ignored, edit your old question to improve it, make it better and flag it to be re-opened. – Mokubai Aug 9 '12 at 17:01
It wasn't ignored. It was closed as a duplicate. – MrVimes Aug 9 '12 at 17:08
CharlieRB it was closed! THe person who closed it didn't spot that it wasn't actually a duplicate. I have explained why the answers given in the duplicate did not work for me. – MrVimes Aug 9 '12 at 17:09
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Download the zip with the pst2gb.exe, DLLs, and read-me files from my Dropbox.


You can use the tools provided from SplitPST:

You can use split PST software to split PST file outlook 2007 into smaller files. This software ensures that no data is lost while splitting your PST file.

User guide here.

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Thankyou! I ended up using the split pst. – MrVimes Aug 11 '12 at 14:12

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