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    New .pst file (2007)

    For years, with Outlook versions up to 2003 , I had periodically used directions from a 2002 issue of OMM (12 July 2002, Vol 3 No 17) to create a new .pst file. I have all the old .pst files back to 2002 on CDs. . I find that my Outlook runs a bit better when I periodically just start with a fresh file. Well, I tried to use those directions with Outlook 2007 back in September and was I sorry! Outlook was VERY unhappy. I don't know how I fixed it, but I managed.

    Is there a way to create a new .pst file for Outlook 2007 without it seizing and having conniptions? Minor kvetching was the norm, but this last time was crazy. The 2002 OMM had directions for transferring Contacts and Calendar items.

    Thanks./ cel

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    Re: New .pst file (2007)

    For others reading this: the issue of Office for Mere Mortals mentioned by Cel can be found online: Office for Mere Mortals Vol 3 No 17.

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    Re: New .pst file (2007)

    I think we need to know what kind of conniptions, and what you were doing when it had them. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Also, be sure that when you create the new PST, it is a Unicode format file, as they can handle much more data.
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    Re: New .pst file (2007)

    The steps in the article look OK to me. The key is probably to make sure that Outlook is really shut down. Give it a minute and then check with Task Manager to make sure the Outlook process is not running. Unless you have something more specific, renaming the old PST file should make Outlook start as if were starting for the first time.

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    Re: New .pst file (2007)

    As I recall, Outlook refused to open period. Up to OL2003, it kvetched but then just created a new file. 2007 refuses to start.

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    Re: New .pst file (2007)

    I don't have Office 2007, but can't you use the Mail control panel to create a new default .pst file after renaming the old one (before restarting Outlook)? Or does that have the fits too?

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