Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Outlook PST file too large

15 Aug 2011   #1
Kaceycar

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
Outlook PST file too large

I had to re-install Windows 7 on my computer as I had to replace the motherboard. I backed up my outlook.pst file (2.3 gb) to a DVD and after installing Office 2007, I copied the PST file to my desktop. Now when I try to import it or read it using Data Management, I get a message saying this is not a personal folder. I know there are tools out there that can manage larger pst files, but I'm not sure which to use.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Aug 2011   #2
tlewis

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I may be misunderstanding your problem, but did you try "Open Outlook Data File" instead of "Import..."?

What is the exact wording of the error message?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #3
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Some information below to help you resolve the problem - please post back to let us know the results:
Not a personal folders file | MSOutlook.info

Quote:
The pst-file is on a CD/DVD or other read only medium or is marked as "Read Only"
Outlook needs read/write access to a pst-file in order to connect to it. Therefore you must first copy the pst-file from the CD/DVD back to your local hard drive. I suggest you put the pst-file in a subfolder of your Documents folder and call that folder "Outlook". Make sure you donít overwrite any existing pst-files.
After copying right click the pst-file and choose Properties. Here verify that the "Read-only" file attribute is not selected.

Donít import! Donít import! Donít import!
Am I clear? Donít import! Once youíve restored the pst-file via the above method donít use import to make the pst-file available in Outlook. The proper method to open a pst-file is to connect to it via File-> Open-> Outlook Data FileÖ

Use scanpst.exe to scan it for errors
Still no luck? Then use use scanpst.exe to check the pst-file for errors. The location of scanpst.exe depends on your version of Outlook and Windows. See this post to find the location for your version.

Use a 3rd party recovery tool
When scanpst.exe is unable to fix the pst-file there might have been some serious corruption in the pst-file. There are some 3rd party recovery tools available like OutlookFIX. These tools are specialized to try to recover every single recoverable item from your pst-file. Be warned; these tools donít come cheap. However, depending on how much the lost emails are worth to you, you might consider it a bargain after all.
Finally, should you ever need to reduce the size of your files, you can compress them:
How to compact PST and OST files to eliminate deleted item space in Outlook
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Outlook PST file too large




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to Repair Large Outlook 2007 PST on Windows 7
User running Windows 7, with Outlook 2007, 20 GB PST. User has two email account, 1 may be an IMAP, 1 may be POP, or both can be POP (I'll check if necessary) No Exchange accounts. Outlook wouldn't start, so I used SCANPST to repair (took hours, of course). Outlook ran slowly, but now is...
Software
BSOD While saving large files in outlook
Hello, Im getting random BSOD while saving large attachements in outlook. Error code 0x0000007a , details in jpg file. Ive tried few things like: - make more empty space - uninstalling some antiviral software - installing updates for win and office - disable automatic updates - chkdsk /f...
BSOD Help and Support
seeking fix for ďFile is too large for destination file systemĒ erro
I have a program I wrote in Visual Basic that copies a file from one directory into another directory at a prescribed interval. The Visual Basic programs uses the ShellFileCopy API function ShellFileCopy Visual Basic 6 API Function FreeVBCode code snippet: Copy Files Using the Shell API ...
BSOD Help and Support
Magic ISO "ERROR: Added file is too large." when adding 4.29 GB file
When I try to add a 4.29 GB file to a disk image I'm creating it says "ERROR: Added file is too large." Registered Magic ISO is supposed to support up to 10 GBs. What's the deal?
Software
Outlook 2010 and sending large attachments
Not that large actually. The critical size of an attachment is 3Mb; larger than that and the e-mail doesn't leave the Outbox, and I get a send/receive error which means nothing to me at all. What is actually happening is that e-mail is being sent everytime Send/Receive happens, so addressees are...
Microsoft Office
Large emails get stuck in Outlook outbox
When sending a large e-mail file in Win 7 Outlook, typically a large mp3 file, Outlook will sometimes get hung up and the e-mail will not leave the outbox. It stays stuck there trying to send repeatedly but never successfully, messing up everything else in Outlook. I have done lots of on-line...
Browsers & Mail


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App