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Outlook is great until it's PST file explodes

I used to live in Outlook.

I liked the calendar, keeping tasks and of course emailing with it. It would synchronize with my phone and all sorts of other natty things.
Way too big to load...nom, nom...
Then one day my PST was corrupted and thereafter I spent hours every week fixing it until I decided to kill it off completely.

You see, Outlook keeps everything, well nearly everything, in it's own data file e.g. Outlook.PST - look for it on your computer and see how big yours is.

This means that if you are a hoarder and your Outlook isn't set up properly, your PST file just gets bigger and bigger and bigger until it is TOO BIG and everything you do with Outlook takes forever...or crashes...or any number of other things.

My preferred solution was, and still is, just move to Google Apps and forever be rid of the Outlook scourge.

However, if you must live in Outlook then here's something that may help you get past you massive Outlook.PST problem.

The quickest and best way to handle this is create a new Outlook profile, set up your email collection anew, disconnect the old PST file and extract all the contents to individual emails into appropriately named folders.

Meet PST extractor, the Outlook PST life saver...Extract to various file types

Once you've done that you can still use Outlook to view your emails exactly the way you used to BUT you find them in folders on your hard disk instead of locked up inside an unmanageable PST file.

I recently did this on a 19GB PST file and, while it took a lllooooonnnngggg time to process, it did eventually extract all the data and free my customer for their Outlook problems.


Most of these tools, and there are many, will offer you a trial and only perfom a partial extraction before you pay for the full thing.

That's OK and the best strategy to see if your tool of choice will work.

Only pay with PAYPAL or a similar system that will protect you.

HOWEVER, lots of fraudulent tools like similar but do nasty things.

So make sure you check that you are using a genuine tool and not just a Phising scam tool.

Check the product's web site through 3rd party web site verification, Google to see if lots of people have had bad experiences with it and make sure your antivirus product is up to date before you download installer file.

AND listen to any warnings you antivirus product tells you. Don't use any file or web site it flags as "bad".


If you need help implementing any of the things I've discussed here...

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Have fun - love your computer.David Moore - PC wrangler

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David Moore

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