Outlook 2007 Does not Compact

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Gordon Potter

Outlook.PST was growing 1.069 GB - Tried manual compaction -

(Highlight Personal Folders, Right Click; Properties; Advanced;

Compact Now). Lots of disk activity, but no change in the size of

Outlook.pst as reported by Windows Explorer.

Next I deleted over 100 Meg of files, emptied trash and manually

compacted again. Stll Windows Explorer says Outlook.pst is 1.069 GB

Then I learn auto archiving had been turned off. Turn it on. The

size of Archive1.pst increases by ~400 Megs. Run manual compact. The

size of Personal Folders Outlook reports is decreased by the 400Meg,

but Windows does not see any change in Outlook.pst size.

On the theory the size on the HDD might be full of holes, I even

copied Outlook.pst to a thumb drive -- still 1.069 GB

OS is Vista Business w/ SP2.

Any ideas?

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Email will be:

2Cybers at gmail-dot-com

Gordon Potter

Atlanta, GA

USA
 
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Russ Valentine

Check the file size in Outlook, not Windows Explorer.

Russ Valentine

"Gordon Potter" wrote in message

news:jtu7p5lhqs0brhgdildh4ga0gkct3qcelj@4ax.com...
> Outlook.PST was growing 1.069 GB - Tried manual compaction -
> (Highlight Personal Folders, Right Click; Properties; Advanced;
> Compact Now). Lots of disk activity, but no change in the size of
> Outlook.pst as reported by Windows Explorer.

> Next I deleted over 100 Meg of files, emptied trash and manually
> compacted again. Stll Windows Explorer says Outlook.pst is 1.069 GB

> Then I learn auto archiving had been turned off. Turn it on. The
> size of Archive1.pst increases by ~400 Megs. Run manual compact. The
> size of Personal Folders Outlook reports is decreased by the 400Meg,
> but Windows does not see any change in Outlook.pst size.

> On the theory the size on the HDD might be full of holes, I even
> copied Outlook.pst to a thumb drive -- still 1.069 GB

> OS is Vista Business w/ SP2.

> Any ideas?
> -
> Email will be:
> 2Cybers at gmail-dot-com

> Gordon Potter
> Atlanta, GA
> USA
 
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DL

You would need to delete/archive a considerable quantity to notice any

appreciable size reduction, 100mb wont do it

<Gordon Potter> wrote in message

news:jtu7p5lhqs0brhgdildh4ga0gkct3qcelj@4ax.com...
> Outlook.PST was growing 1.069 GB - Tried manual compaction -
> (Highlight Personal Folders, Right Click; Properties; Advanced;
> Compact Now). Lots of disk activity, but no change in the size of
> Outlook.pst as reported by Windows Explorer.

> Next I deleted over 100 Meg of files, emptied trash and manually
> compacted again. Stll Windows Explorer says Outlook.pst is 1.069 GB

> Then I learn auto archiving had been turned off. Turn it on. The
> size of Archive1.pst increases by ~400 Megs. Run manual compact. The
> size of Personal Folders Outlook reports is decreased by the 400Meg,
> but Windows does not see any change in Outlook.pst size.

> On the theory the size on the HDD might be full of holes, I even
> copied Outlook.pst to a thumb drive -- still 1.069 GB

> OS is Vista Business w/ SP2.

> Any ideas?
> -
> Email will be:
> 2Cybers at gmail-dot-com

> Gordon Potter
> Atlanta, GA
> USA
 
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Gordon Potter

Well we started out with 1.069GB, we have removed over 600MB - that

is over 50% of the file contents at the start of the operation.

I have another PC wherein I deleted a mere 25 MB and had the

Outlook.pst file decrease in size by over 24 MB when I compacted.

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Email will be:

2Cybers at gmail-dot-com

Gordon Potter

Atlanta, GA

USA

On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 20:19:52 -0000, "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk
wrote:


> You would need to delete/archive a considerable quantity to notice any
> appreciable size reduction, 100mb wont do it

> <Gordon Potter> wrote in message
> news:jtu7p5lhqs0brhgdildh4ga0gkct3qcelj@4ax.com...
> > Outlook.PST was growing 1.069 GB - Tried manual compaction -
> > (Highlight Personal Folders, Right Click; Properties; Advanced;
> > Compact Now). Lots of disk activity, but no change in the size of
> > Outlook.pst as reported by Windows Explorer.
>

>> Next I deleted over 100 Meg of files, emptied trash and manually
> > compacted again. Stll Windows Explorer says Outlook.pst is 1.069 GB
>

>> Then I learn auto archiving had been turned off. Turn it on. The
> > size of Archive1.pst increases by ~400 Megs. Run manual compact. The
> > size of Personal Folders Outlook reports is decreased by the 400Meg,
> > but Windows does not see any change in Outlook.pst size.
>

>> On the theory the size on the HDD might be full of holes, I even
> > copied Outlook.pst to a thumb drive -- still 1.069 GB
>

>> OS is Vista Business w/ SP2.
>

>> Any ideas?
> > -
> > Email will be:
> > 2Cybers at gmail-dot-com
>

>> Gordon Potter
> > Atlanta, GA
> > USA

>
 
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Russ Valentine

Read my reply. Stop panicking. Get a life.

It will take a while for Windows Exploder to report the file size correctly.

What's the rush?

Russ Valentine

"Gordon Potter" wrote in message

news:it88p5t2v583bgktvcvi66runbn6os9jcf@4ax.com...
> Well we started out with 1.069GB, we have removed over 600MB - that
> is over 50% of the file contents at the start of the operation.

> I have another PC wherein I deleted a mere 25 MB and had the
> Outlook.pst file decrease in size by over 24 MB when I compacted.

> -
> Email will be:
> 2Cybers at gmail-dot-com

> Gordon Potter
> Atlanta, GA
> USA

> On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 20:19:52 -0000, "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk
> wrote:
>
> >You would need to delete/archive a considerable quantity to notice any
> >appreciable size reduction, 100mb wont do it
>

>><Gordon Potter> wrote in message
> >news:jtu7p5lhqs0brhgdildh4ga0gkct3qcelj@4ax.com...
> >> Outlook.PST was growing 1.069 GB - Tried manual compaction -
> >> (Highlight Personal Folders, Right Click; Properties; Advanced;
> >> Compact Now). Lots of disk activity, but no change in the size of
> >> Outlook.pst as reported by Windows Explorer.
> >
>>> Next I deleted over 100 Meg of files, emptied trash and manually
> >> compacted again. Stll Windows Explorer says Outlook.pst is 1.069 GB
> >
>>> Then I learn auto archiving had been turned off. Turn it on. The
> >> size of Archive1.pst increases by ~400 Megs. Run manual compact. The
> >> size of Personal Folders Outlook reports is decreased by the 400Meg,
> >> but Windows does not see any change in Outlook.pst size.
> >
>>> On the theory the size on the HDD might be full of holes, I even
> >> copied Outlook.pst to a thumb drive -- still 1.069 GB
> >
>>> OS is Vista Business w/ SP2.
> >
>>> Any ideas?
> >> -
> >> Email will be:
> >> 2Cybers at gmail-dot-com
> >
>>> Gordon Potter
> >> Atlanta, GA
> >> USA

> >
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
<Gordon Potter> wrote in message

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> Outlook.PST was growing 1.069 GB - Tried manual compaction -
> (Highlight Personal Folders, Right Click; Properties; Advanced;
> Compact Now). Lots of disk activity, but no change in the size of
> Outlook.pst as reported by Windows Explorer.


> ...snipped the rest...

Why are you concerned? Outlook 2007 can handle PSTs that are 20GB and larger,

as can most disk drives less that five years old.

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Gordon Potter

Turned out I had a corrupted outlook.pst. When I ran Scanpst.exe it

found errors. Then when I ran Compact Now, the size dropped

immediately -- from 1.069 GB to 0.196 GB.

On Mon, 8 Mar 2010 08:38:15 -0500, ""

<tillman1952@yahoo.com> wrote:


> <Gordon Potter> wrote in message
> news:jtu7p5lhqs0brhgdildh4ga0gkct3qcelj@4ax.com...
>
> > Outlook.PST was growing 1.069 GB - Tried manual compaction -
> > (Highlight Personal Folders, Right Click; Properties; Advanced;
> > Compact Now). Lots of disk activity, but no change in the size of
> > Outlook.pst as reported by Windows Explorer.

> ...snipped the rest...

> Why are you concerned? Outlook 2007 can handle PSTs that are 20GB and larger,
> as can most disk drives less that five years old.


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Email will be:

2Cybers at gmail-dot-com

Gordon Potter

Atlanta, GA

USA
 
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