Fix & Avoid Common PST Issues

How to Avoid Common PST Issues in MS Outlook?

Large PST files are not good for smooth and flawless working of MS Outlook, especially in earlier versions of Outlook. The default size of PST file in Outlook 2010 is 50GB. One can configure the PST size to higher values if required. However, for better Outlook performance, the size of PST file should be lower than what is configured.

How to Compact PST File in MS Outlook 2010?

The size of a PST file can be kept in check by compacting it. In compacting, the free space of the PST file is removed from it. Here is how you can compact the PST file in MS Outlook 2010:

  1. Delete unwanted items from the mailbox and then clear the Deleted Items folder.
  2. Go the Ribbon and click the File tab; click the Info tab on the menu.
  3. Click the Accounts Settings tab; again click on Accounts Settings.
  4. Click the Data Files tab.
  5. Select the Personal folder by clicking it; click Settings.
  6. Click Compact Now on the General tab.
  7. Click OK; click Close.
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How to Archive PST File in Outlook 2010?

Archiving is another way for reducing the size of the PST file. In archiving, old emails are moved to another PST file. The default archiving folder in Outlook is archive.pst. Follow the steps given below to archive PST folder in Outlook 2010:

  1. Go to the Ribbon and click the File tab; select Info.
  2. Click the Cleanup Tools button; click Archive.

Note: You are recommended to compact the PST file after archiving it.

How to Configure Auto Archiving in Outlook 2010 ?

You can configure auto archiving settings in Outlook 2010 as given below:

  1. Start Outlook 2010
  2. Go to the Ribbon and click the File tab; click Options on the menu.
  3. Click Advanced in the Outlook Options dialogue box.
  4. Click the AutoArchive Settings button.
  5. Apply archiving settings according to your requirements.

How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged PST File in Outlook ?

Outlook PST file can become corrupt due to many reasons. You can use the Inbox Repair tool (Scanpst.exe), a Microsoft tool that is installed along with the installation of Outlook, to diagnose and repair the issues of the PST. However, the Inbox Repair tool is regarded as a first aid tool. If the PST corruption is a severe one, you have to look any professional tools like PST Outlook repair .

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