Friday, March 11, 2005

Microsoft Outlook 2GB Personal Folders Limits

If you're using Microsoft Outlook 97, 98, 2000, or 2002; and your personal folders (.PST) file or offline folders (.OST) file grows over 2GB. You will get the following error message: ' Errors have been detected in the file . Quit all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox Repair Tool.' This is caused by a feature of the older versions of Outlook not being able to handle files larger then to 2GB in size.

Oulook's 'Inbox Repair Tool' cannot repair this problem. To repair this problem you will need to download a tool from Microsoft. The way this tool work is by truncating the .pst file to under 2GB (2GB+ of free disk space is required to use this utility).

Note: Any of the truncated data will be lost.

Resources:
- OL: Oversized PST and OST Crop Tool (296088)
- Exchange 2000 Tool: PST2GB

3 comments:

Alex said...

I advise use-pst repair tool,recovering lost Microsoft Outlook data is a sequence of operations involving scanning, identifying and saving such Microsoft Outlook items as messages, contacts, notes, reminders, journals, meetings, etc,scans, identifies and saves data from the pst file without modifying or indexing the source pst file,can save various Microsoft Outlook items as separate files with the .eml, .vcf and .txt extensions,reading data from files created in Microsoft Outlook versions 97, 98, 2000, XP, 2002, 2003, 2007.

Alexis said...

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