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    pst file size (XP SP-1)

    I understand that there is a 2 GB limit on the pst file size (forbid the thought that it gets that bad [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img].

    However, is there any limit on cumulative size of pst files. I have 3 pst files showing in the folder list - a couple of archive pst files (one just for junk mail) & my Outlook.pst.

    Not a problem at this stage (cumulative is only c 730 MB) but just interested to know whether the 2 GB limit can be circumvented by using multiple pst files?

    David

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    Re: pst file size (XP SP-1)

    Without having stored all my junk mail <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> I cannot give you a definitive answer.

    However, given archives are pst files and archiving prevents the problems. Therefore I'd suspect that it is a fairly safe bet that the limits are file-related, not tree related.

    That is - yes, that would be a workaround. I think a recent WOW email went into this in some detail - <font color=blue>12 July 2002 Vol 3 No 17</font color=blue> of Woody's Office for Mere Mortals (but I cannot find it in the archives under that date or name <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>)

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    Re: pst file size (XP SP-1)

    the limits are for the pst, not the profile - however as you open more psts it can slow outlook down, so you should only access the psts you need on a daily or weekly basis and close the ones you use less often.

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