Compacting files in Microsoft Outlook 2007

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I need to compact all files in my folder to free up space. It was suggested to do this from a page by Microsoft outlook 2007. I got as far as settings and chose to "compact" the chosen files. It seemed to be processing. But then stopped. I hit OK and then went back to my email page. Still slow. Anywhere in Outlook is impossible. I did the compact drill 2 more times but still not right. What to do?
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Hi,
By using of compact PST file option, only 20% space of total size of PST file is reduced. After compacting PST file 5% of “white space” is left in PST file, which is required for performance reasons.
You can also try truncation tool to reduce size of PST file at least 20 to 30MB PST data easily. This utility is free and you can download it from here: http://www.splitpst.msoutlooktools.com/how-to-reduce-the-size-of-outlook-pst-file.html
You can also use MS Outlook archive option to reduce MS Outlook PST file size.  By the using this option you can easily manage large PST file into small size and secure older outlook data into hard drive  as your define location.
I hope it will be helpful for you.
Thanks & Regards
Clark Kent

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  • ToddN2000
    Is this due to the number of files or the file sizes themselves? How far back do the files go, and how often do you need to go back and review them. It might be a good idea to archive them to free up your resources.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Is there a reason that you believe performance will be improved by "compacting" the folders? It's not necessarily related (though it can be).
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