PST is a file format used by Microsoft Office to store Outlook data.

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Bulk compaction of 700GB of PST files?

I am working on a archive migration, in which I am extracting mail from 700GB of PST files, and sending it to an email archive. Once a message was extracted, it is deleted from the PST file using a ...
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Convert .OST to .PST

I have a .OST file that needs converted to .PST. Exchange server that this file came from has been dbanned. This post about OST & PST viewers seems promising, to view the files... but it states ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 and IMAP default inbox folder behavior [duplicate]

Say I set up a an IMAP account in Outlook 2010. The inbox for this account is stored separately from the main Outlook PST data file. How can I default the PST main inbox be the inbox for the main IMAP ...
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Increase Microsoft outlook 2007 PST file limit

I am unable to send/receive any emails in my MS outlook 2007. I am prompted with the following error Can't move the items. The file <path>\<filename>.pst has reached its maximum size. To ...
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Outlook 2010 + Move IMAP PST file = Outlook data file cannot be accessed

I set up a new IMAP account in Outlook 2010. It works but creates IMAP PST file in C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. I want the file on my data drive in D:\Users\User\Documents\Outlook ...
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Is it possible to convert an Edb file to pst?

I have the necessity to recover a .edb file into a .pst or other format file, I have only the hard disk with the .edb file. Is there a way to extract the mail from the edb file?
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How do you manage Outlook Personal Folders between multiple devices?

This seems to be a recurring problem. I have users who have 2 devices they use on a regular basis: their desktop at work and a portable lightweight notebook. Generally these are executives who ...
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Empty Trash in Outlook

I accidentally imported a large number of folders and emails into my outlook exchange account. It will let me delete the mail messages, but any folder that has message in it cannot be deleted. This ...
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Drag/drop mail folder from Outlook to Explorer export to .pst file?

While working on large-scale projects, I collect all mail conversations pertaining to the project in a separate folder within Outlook. When the project is completed, I want to archive the entire ...
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Is there a limit to the number of PST archives in outlook 2003?

I have a user who has e-mail dating back 8 years that are stored in a lot of different PSTs, about 15-20 different psts. After opening 7 or 8 of them it starts giving Out of System resources error, ...
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How converting or importing outlook PST from old format to new unicode format

I have an outlook 2002 PST file. This old format has problems like a 2 GB size limit. I wanted to convert to a more modern PST format (unicode) which doesn't have this issue. MS's site says there's ...
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Outlook 2003 PST Size Limit

What is the maximum size limit in GB of a Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 PST file?
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PST File Same Size After Archiving

After archiving about half the messages in Microsoft Outlook 2003, the main PST file has not changed in size. Isn't the point of archiving to keep the size of the PST file under control?
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Automate Importing PST in Outlook for All Users in a Company

My company has just moved stored PSTs (not the server, just the PSTs I believe) from 1 remote server to another (literally copy and pasted). Let's call the old server \\oldserver and the new server ...
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If I change Windows admin user password, then I can't login to Outlook, why?

I am seeing this strange behaviour with Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. If I change the password of User1 (Admin user), login, and start Outlook, it asks for a password. It keeps saying "password ...
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How can I export all email addresses I have sent to from Outlook or any other Email Client?

I would like to export a list of email addresses of people I have previously sent mail to. I don't think there is a way to do this without an add-in. I tried a tool called Gwabbit and it did not do ...
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Why does the Outlook PST repair tool always report that many errors?

I routinely run the Outlook PST repair tool (scanpst.exe) on my .pst file every few month. I like to make sure that my mails are not becoming corrupted slowly over time. I never noticed any data ...
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How to change the .pst default location in outlook 2013

how can i change the data file location in outlook 2013 for yahoo mail. i have configured the mail account which is working fine. But i already have a PST file in a separate location, and i want my ...
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Deleted IMAP account/Personal folder… safe to delete *pst files?

I recently deleted IMAP accounts in Outlook 2007 as well as a Personal Folder that was no longer essential. (Just in case I repented of that decision, the Personal Folder was backed up and transferred ...
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Restoring Outlook 2010 pst read only file

I am attempting to restore an Outlook 2010 pst file from my file history, but I cannot because it is read only and I do not have permission. I never set it as read only and it is from my old computer ...
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Cannot open or add data file (PST) in Outlook 2010

Very strange issue here. Win 7 64-bit running Office 2010 all updates installed. I am attempting to open a PST archive file and it does not work. If I go to File -> Open -> Outlook Data File, ...
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Outlook 2010 Performance issues with big .pst file?

I'm currently running outlook 2010 and I have a .pst file of about 25 gigs in size. My email is currently being imported via POP3 so I am not running any IMAP or keeping a copy of email onto the ...
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Creating a second Personal Folder on MS Outlook

I am using MS Outlook 2002 (no choice mandated by company). I got a message that my personal folder was too big (it really was). I need to keep past emails for reference purposes. I would like to ...
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How can I open Outlook PST files read-only in Outlook 2010

Running Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 I have two quite large outlook files each about 700MB each. I need regularly to access the emails in them, they are archives from recent years. However each time I ...
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Outlook 2007 - why can't I delete a personal folder?

A while ago, I consolidated multiple personal folders (.pst) into a single .pat file in Outlook 2007. This worked without a hitch. I had 2 old .pst files, one named personal-2006.pst. I had an ...
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Can I access Microsoft Outlook PST archives with any other tools?

I would like to access my Microsoft Outlook archives (pst files) from machines that do not have Microsoft Office installed. Is that possible? Think of several years worth of PST archive files. My ...
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Recover damaged Outlook PST file

I have a problem with my old Outlook PST file. When I use it or import it, it makes Outlook crash. Do you know any tools to fix this kind of file? I have Windows XP XP3 with Outlook 2007.
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Split Outlook PST files

I have large pst files which I need to split into smaller pst files. Is this something that can be done? Where the split pst files remain usable in outlook.
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How to set an imap account without local pst storage in outlook?

This is my issue: I have 20 people sharing a Terminal Server, and they want to use MS Outlook 2010 to access their IMAP folders. Some are Gmail acocunts with over 10 Gb of emails. Some people use the ...
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Exchange Crashes, CRUSHES all mailboxes

My exchange server took a massive dump yesterday and I simply don't have the time to recover it for only 2 users. I am left with only the offline OST files that are locally stored on the client ...
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Outlook not searching emails after .pst was lost and re-added

One of my users had a network error and when she opened Outlook it made a new .pst file for her. The normal one is on a network share which which was easy to fix but now she cannot search emails ...
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Moving Outlook 2010 PST files to a new location

I am trying to move my PST files for Outlook 2010 between folders. From what I have read all I have to do is close Outlook, go to the folders and move the file over. Then, when I restart Outlook, I ...
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Exporting a PST in MS Outlook - progress bar looping

I'm exporting a PST file in MS Outlook on Windows XP. It's writing the .pst out to the correct location, and the progress bar is indicating how long left. However as soon as the progress bar gets to ...
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Outlook with existing data files [duplicate]

I reinstalled my computer and I did a back up of the Outlook pst data files. Now I installed Outlook and added my email account. I told it to use the existing data file. Then it started to download ...
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Export pst files and index

Is there a way to export PST files into a somewhat "open" format, and then use some sort of freeware to index the emails and then search upon the emails in a fast manner? Basically, I have about 4 ...
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Outlook 2010 PST not indexing

I've had this problem for months: Outlook is unable to search recent items in the inbox. I was running Outlook 2010 Beta. I've just moved to the Trial version, hoping to solve the issue. I have tons ...
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How do I convert my Outlook Data File (97-2002 format) toward 2003 and later format?

I have Microsoft Outlook 2010, but I still using a very old PST file in the format 97-2002. The main limitation I have is the file size capacity limited to 2GB. I would like to convert this PST file ...
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Outlook 2007: “The set of folders cannot be opened” PST has reached its maximum size

I have outlook 2007. There's a PST file that Outlook is now refusing to open. When I click on it, it says The set of folders cannot be opened. XXXXX.pst has reached its maximum size... ...
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Why are all my Outlook autocomplete email addresses suddenly missing?

I have exported all the data (emails, calendar, contacts etc.) from one Outlook PST file into a new PST file, and am now using this new file instead. Everything is working well, except now my ...
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Accidental open instead of import of .pst file?

A user accidentally opened a archived users .pst into their profile instead of importing it. Now when we try to import the .pst into a folder correctly, it says that This Outlook data file (.pst) is ...
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How can I restore Outlook 2007 from a PST file without having to import everything?

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and went the "format from scratch" route. I backed up my C:\ drive to the free space on my D:\ drive. So now I have Outlook 2007 reinstalled and I have my .pst files ...
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How do I copy emails out of corrupted pst file?

I accidentally overwrote a pst file. Pst file records show no files in them; and no ability to recover from within outlook. I can find the emails by doing searches in windows. But scan pst.exe, ...
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importing a outlook.pst file into thunderbird

trying to import my outlook.pst into thunderbird, but it seems my computer has to have outlook running on the computer to do this import. I have the outlook.pst file, can't I just point thunderbird ...
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How do I split 30 GB Outlook 2003 .PST file?

I have 400 GB of files that I need to split and burn on DVDs for HR, but I have few PSTs that are 20+ GB. How can I split these huge PST files?
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Moving Outlook.pst off domain onto local computer

My problem computer is part of a domain, I am running Win 7 pro and Office 2010. Problem is PST file is on the server and the local machine hangs bad to where it takes a reboot to get back up. Runs ...
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How can I import archive.pst on flash drive into gmail?

I have archived Outlook 2003 messages on a flash drive, archive.pst. I no longer have access to a computer with any version of Outlook. I need to get those messages into a basic gmail account. Is that ...
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import pst/ost file in os x mail

I've just moved from Windows to OS X. I have lots of emails stored in Outlook pst and ost format. How can I import this mails into the Mac Mail App? The mails should be stored localy on the Mac. I ...
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PST size still large after moving all mails to other PST in Microsoft Outlook

I moved ALL the emails from my A.pst to A1.pst and A2.pst. Originally, my A.pst was about 8 GB, A1.pst became 4 GB, A2.pst became 3 GB but after the move, A.pst is still 3 GB. Why is this Pst not ...
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Can I store Outlook's PST files in Dropbox

I am wondering if there are any potential issues in moving large Outlook PST files (e.g. a few 3–5GB Outlook files) into Dropbox? The files are periodically accessed / altered and might increase ...
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export emails from PST file in Outlook 2010 to Thunderbird

I will start by describing the problem.. I had an email account configured in Outlook 2010 connected to an Exchange server. I backed up my emails locally into a PST file. (now I no longer have access ...