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    I have a PST file that has grown over 2G. Origianly I thought that PST was created when I insrtalled outlook 2003 but I was wrong. It was moved from Office XP and therefore I am having this problem now.
    User can't open her PST file. Is there anyway to recover this PST ?
    I know that Outlook 2003 does not have PST limitation. But I need to recover it first before I can copy to my newly created 2003 PST
    I have read on MS website that there is a crop tool that can crop my PST under 2G and then I can recover, however it will cause user to loose some data in that PST
    I was wondering if there is anything I can do to avoid loosing e-mails.

    Exchange 2003
    Outlook 2003
    PST was created in Outlook Xp.

    Thank you

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    Re: PST over 2G

    You could try using SCANPST whcih should have been installed when office was installed.


    • #3
      Re: PST over 2G

      If the file has gone over 2gb then as far as I am aware, that is it. Everything above 2gb will be lost. The tool from Microsoft does a chop and it is the only way I know of to get access to the data.

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      • #4
        Re: PST over 2G

        Originally posted by maxim42 View Post
        I know that Outlook 2003 does not have PST limitation.
        If I could just clarify one little thing: It's not so much that Outlook 2003 doesn't have the PST limitation, rather it's the difference between unicode and non-unicode PST files. Even outlook 2007 can create a non-unicode PST file. Maybe I'm just splitting hairs.
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