Outlook.PST file

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.PST files
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I have an Outlook.pst (2003 xp) file that will not defragment. The size of this file is over 3 GB. Can I simply delete it? I use Verizon web mail as well. They inadvertently dumped a lot of email data recently, then apparently they replaced it. I have duplicate and triplicate emails dating back 3-4 years.

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ASKED: November 13, 2012  4:32 PM
UPDATED: November 13, 2012  4:49 PM

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You can easily delete it with no problem, but, before you do, have you tried to repair it using the tool that comes with Outlook?  Here is the Knowledge Base article on it, might be worth a shot.  It is Q296088.

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  • jinteik
    chances are your pst has been corrupted. to delete it you need to exit outlook and then u can delete the pst
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  • stephenlembert
    Run Scanpst and see of it reports any error. In case your PST file is actually corrupt there are plenty of tools online that can help. There are also tools to remove duplicate emails from Outlook by Stellar. 
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