Compacting Outlook files?

Microsoft / Outlook 2003
May 7, 2009 at 14:09:44
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 1014 MB
How does one auto-compact the .pst and .ost files. The standard Microsoft help files only say it's possible, but not how to do it. ?? :-(


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#1
May 7, 2009 at 14:49:55
If you have the Outlook icon on your desktop, right-click, Properties, Data Files, Select the file, Settings, Compact.

If you don't have the Outlook icon, then Control Panel, Mail, Data Files, Select the file, Settings, Compact.

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#2
May 7, 2009 at 14:58:24
Tried both methods. 1st only shows properties for the shortcut. Tried it also on the actual .exe file, & it allowed 1 compact. Control Panel the same result. ???

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#3
May 7, 2009 at 14:59:57
Tried both (actually 3) methods. 1st only shows properties for the shortcut. Tried it also on the actual .exe file, & it allowed 1 compact. Control Panel the same result. ???

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#4
May 7, 2009 at 16:14:33
What do you mean it allowed one compact? You tried it on what exe file?

Did you follow my steps?

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#5
May 8, 2009 at 09:16:19
As far as I know, I followed the steps you outlined, EXCEPT that it was confusing to get the properties of the icon (shortcut). It had no "data files" option. So ????
Secondly, the .exe was Outlook.exe. "1 compact" indicates that there was apparently just 1, and no auto-compact set on.

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#6
May 8, 2009 at 17:15:41
As I said, if you have the Outlook icon (NOT shortcut), right-click. Otherwise, follow the steps outlined in the second paragraph.

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