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    Outlook (2002/2003)

    I am trying to get my head around exporting and importing pst files and the duplicates options. Generally I choose "Replace duplicates with items exported", however tonight I selected "Do not export duplicate items". My pst file went from over 8 MB to 960 KB. When I imported it, everything looked fine. What is actually happening? The Office Online help doesn't actually give any detail about these options (that I could find anyway).

    Outlook isn't my sphere of expertise - I just use it for basic email but I'm trying to get more out of it, particularly as I have two offices and use the export/import as a way of keeping the same calendar in two places.

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    Re: Outlook (2002/2003)

    From the sound of it, you are "sneaker-netting" your most current PST between your two offices. Is there a particular reason (e.g. confidentiality - somebody else accessing your PST while you are out) for you not to simply substitute in the entire PST that you have just brought from the other office onto your target machine?

    On the size issue alone: are you compressing your PST regularly (right-click on Local Folders then choose Properties|Advanced|Compress Now)? Not compressing the file does lead to bloating.

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    Re: Outlook (2002/2003)

    I am "sneaker-netting" <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. I export the calendar pst file from my office machine, then import it on to my home office machine. It stays on the office machine however, so that it can be accessed as required by people in the office. On my home office machine I get an up to date copy of the appointments in my calendar - so I thought I was substituting one pst for another.

    I thought archiving the calendar would remove any old information and keep the pst fairly manageable. I didn't know about compression so I will give this a go. Thanks.

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