Saturday, January 26, 2013

How and why to compact your Outlook OST file

When you delete items in your mailbox, the size of the Outlook data file (.pst or .ost file – it is an ost file if you are using Microsoft Exchange Server) might not decrease as much as you expected. You can free more space by doing a compact of your mailbox – check out How to compact PST and OST files to eliminate deleted file spaces in Outlook. This is especially useful after you have done a complete cleanup of your mailbox since this probably grew your .ost file because the deleted items are also kept in this same .ost file.

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