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    I delete all the SENT messages then delete from DELETED folder, then I COMPACT, the PST ends up at 138MB, after 10 minutes it has expanded to 149MB and after another hour it has reached 178MB and I might have received two more emails, without attachments. Where is all this data coming from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ledden View Post
    I delete all the SENT messages then delete from DELETED folder, then I COMPACT, the PST ends up at 138MB, after 10 minutes it has expanded to 149MB and after another hour it has reached 178MB and I might have received two more emails, without attachments. Where is all this data coming from?

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    Do you have RSS feeds enabled?

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    Thank you JoeP but I do not have RSS enabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ledden View Post
    Thank you JoeP but I do not have RSS enabled.
    In your navigation pane, right click on the Mailbox entry, select Data File Properties, and then Folder Size. Note the sizes. Check later and see what has changed.

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    Folder Size says 85778KB. Very hard to check folder sizes as I have 1500+ folders and the box they open in has no facility to print them also the box cannot be expanded to take screen shots. Is 85778KB equal to 85.7MB? If so why is my PST 132MB in size? I also use Personal Folders Backup, Lookeen and Google Desktop Search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ledden View Post
    Folder Size says 85778KB. Very hard to check folder sizes as I have 1500+ folders and the box they open in has no facility to print them also the box cannot be expanded to take screen shots. Is 85778KB equal to 85.7MB? If so why is my PST 132MB in size? I also use Personal Folders Backup, Lookeen and Google Desktop Search.
    I noticed a significant difference in what was reported in Outlook vs what Windows Explorer said also. Did you look at Windows Explorer when Outlook was running? If you have a hierarchy of folders you can right click on any level in the hierarchy and use the same procedure as before to find the size. Unless you can identify which folder(s) are growing it will be difficult to solve this.

    There are any number of reasons why the size is reported differently. Could be a bug in Outlook's size reporting. Could be the size does not get updated until Outlook is closed. Could be a bug in Outlook handling a PST file (Outlook is notorious for not being an efficient database manager). Could be a significant amount of overhead in managing 1500+ folders.

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    Sorta kinda on this same subject, I noticed my .pst file is 1.1GB. Is there a limit in Outlook '07? I am doing some archiving
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    Quote Originally Posted by t8ntlikly View Post
    Is there a limit in Outlook '07?
    Try The .pst file has a different format and folder size limit in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8ntlikly View Post
    Is there a limit in Outlook '07?
    No theoretical limit with a unicode (2003+) PST, but there's a practical limit depending on your drive speed and size, Outlook will take longer to open with a very large file to the point of annoyance. And not everyone understands that Outlook has long been able to open multiple PSTs.
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