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    Outlook.ost (2000 w/SR-1)

    My Outlook.ost file is now at 414-meg. and on my local (laptop) hardrive.
    What is in there ?
    I know I can delete it but if I do what do I loose ?
    FYI: I'm networked, and the company is using Exchange 2003.

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    Re: Outlook.ost (2000 w/SR-1)

    The OST is your Offline Store file and is your record of mail received. You can winnow it - by deleting surplus attachments, for example. (There is code on the Lounge dealing with processing attachments.) Less drastic, you can compact the file by right-clicking on Outlook Today and choosing Properties|Advanced|Compact Now. This should reduce the size without removing any of the contents. HTH
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    Re: Outlook.ost (2000 w/SR-1)

    If I was to save it to a CD, could I re-open with Outlook on any machine upon demand ?

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    Re: Outlook.ost (2000 w/SR-1)

    Not exactly "on demand", you'd have to set it as a service, but yes.
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    Re: Outlook.ost (2000 w/SR-1)

    An OST file is supposed to be linked to a particular Exchange Server identity, and is way less portable than a PST file.

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