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    Is there a way to set up the PST file to swap out to a ram disk or flash drive? Wouldn't that speed up Outlook's execution?

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    You'd have to do it manually. Copy the .PST from HD to RAM dirve BEFORE starting Outlook. Then remember to copy it from RAM drive to HD after you shut down Outlook. You could setup batch jobs to do this. That seems like a recipe for disaster to me.

    Outlook may be a little snappier if you have a really large PST file. But, I doubt you'd notice much difference in Outlook once the PST file was loaded. Think about how you work in Outlook. If you are like most people you spend the vast majority of time reading or typing not waiting for Outlook to find, load, & display something. Reading and typing are not going to be helped by a RAM drive.

    If Outlook seems really sluggish, you should look at other areas of PC performance first.

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    How much RAM does your system have? What size is your page file? How big is your .PST file---All could have an impact, but in any event JoeP's comments above are spot on.
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    what happens to your .pst file if you have it on a RAM drive and your dog pulls the power cord?

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    Yea, you guys are right...oh well...

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