Safe maximum size of PST file for Outlook 2003?

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Eric_NY

I believe that PST files in Outlook 2003 have a formal size limit of 20 GB.

But is there any effective limit below that? Will I run into problems with

PST files in the 1-3 GB range?

Thanks.
 
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Ben M. Schorr - MVP

Not as long as you have sufficient disk space. But make sure the PST

file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the new, Unicode, format.

PST files created with older versions of Outlook and opened with Outlook

2003, or created in the old "Outlook 97-2002" format will still be

subject to the old ~2GB limit.





"Eric_NY" <EricNY> wrote in message

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> I believe that PST files in Outlook 2003 have a formal size limit of 20 GB.

> But is there any effective limit below that? Will I run into problems with
> PST files in the 1-3 GB range?

> Thanks.
 
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Eric_NY

Thanks.

"But make sure the PST file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the new,

Unicode, format. " - How can I check?

"Ben M. Schorr - MVP" wrote:


> Not as long as you have sufficient disk space. But make sure the PST
> file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the new, Unicode, format.
> PST files created with older versions of Outlook and opened with Outlook
> 2003, or created in the old "Outlook 97-2002" format will still be
> subject to the old ~2GB limit.

> >
>

>

> "Eric_NY" <EricNY> wrote in message
> news:DD57B217-7405-4FEB-A45C-E68AFFAC1CE1@microsoft.com:
>
> > I believe that PST files in Outlook 2003 have a formal size limit of 20 GB.
> > But is there any effective limit below that? Will I run into problems with
> > PST files in the 1-3 GB range?
> > Thanks.


>
 

Diane Poremsky

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if you are making a new pop3 acct it will default to the new format. to

check existing pst files go to file, data file management - select the pst

and click Settings. If it doesn't say outlook 97-2002 format, it's the new

format.

"Eric_NY" <EricNY> wrote in message

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> Thanks.

> "But make sure the PST file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the
> new,
> Unicode, format. " - How can I check?

> "Ben M. Schorr - MVP" wrote:
>
> > Not as long as you have sufficient disk space. But make sure the PST
> > file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the new, Unicode, format.
> > PST files created with older versions of Outlook and opened with Outlook
> > 2003, or created in the old "Outlook 97-2002" format will still be
> > subject to the old ~2GB limit.
>

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> >

>

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>> "Eric_NY" <EricNY> wrote in message
> > news:DD57B217-7405-4FEB-A45C-E68AFFAC1CE1@microsoft.com:
> >
> > > I believe that PST files in Outlook 2003 have a formal size limit of 20
> > > GB.
> >> > But is there any effective limit below that? Will I run into problems
> > > with
> > > PST files in the 1-3 GB range?
> >> > Thanks.

>

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Eric_NY

Thank you.

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> if you are making a new pop3 acct it will default to the new format. to
> check existing pst files go to file, data file management - select the pst
> and click Settings. If it doesn't say outlook 97-2002 format, it's the new
> format.

> >

>

>

> "Eric_NY" <EricNY> wrote in message
> news:461FF44C-497C-48D1-82DC-0F89F7005ECC@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks.
> > "But make sure the PST file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the
> > new,
> > Unicode, format. " - How can I check?
> > "Ben M. Schorr - MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> Not as long as you have sufficient disk space. But make sure the PST
> >> file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the new, Unicode, format.
> >> PST files created with older versions of Outlook and opened with Outlook
> >> 2003, or created in the old "Outlook 97-2002" format will still be
> >> subject to the old ~2GB limit.
> >
> >> > >>
> >>

> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >> "Eric_NY" <EricNY> wrote in message
> >> news:DD57B217-7405-4FEB-A45C-E68AFFAC1CE1@microsoft.com:
> >
> >> > I believe that PST files in Outlook 2003 have a formal size limit of 20
> >> > GB.
> >> >> > But is there any effective limit below that? Will I run into problems
> >> > with
> >> > PST files in the 1-3 GB range?
> >> >> > Thanks.
> >
> >>
 
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ted

If a pst is the old format is there a way to convert it to the new format?

Is there a way to get Exchange2003 exmerge to output to the new format?

- Ted

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message

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> if you are making a new pop3 acct it will default to the new format. to
> check existing pst files go to file, data file management - select the pst
> and click Settings. If it doesn't say outlook 97-2002 format, it's the new
> format.

> >

>

>

> "Eric_NY" <EricNY> wrote in message
> news:461FF44C-497C-48D1-82DC-0F89F7005ECC@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks.
>

>> "But make sure the PST file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the
> > new,
> > Unicode, format. " - How can I check?
>

>
>> "Ben M. Schorr - MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> Not as long as you have sufficient disk space. But make sure the PST
> >> file was created with Outlook 2003 and is in the new, Unicode, format.
> >> PST files created with older versions of Outlook and opened with Outlook
> >> 2003, or created in the old "Outlook 97-2002" format will still be
> >> subject to the old ~2GB limit.
> >
>>> > >>
> >>

> >
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> >
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>>> "Eric_NY" <EricNY> wrote in message
> >> news:DD57B217-7405-4FEB-A45C-E68AFFAC1CE1@microsoft.com:
> >
>>> > I believe that PST files in Outlook 2003 have a formal size limit of
> >> > 20 GB.
> >>>> > But is there any effective limit below that? Will I run into problems
> >> > with
> >> > PST files in the 1-3 GB range?
> >>>> > Thanks.
> >
>>>
 
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