Know How Size of PST File Be Reduced At Microsoft Outlook Support

Posted by avawilliam on February 4th, 2019

Most of the users are accessing Microsoft Outlook account to be in connected with the friends, family, colleagues and clients. One of the most recently launched features is PST file in which users rely completely and they store messages, calendar appointments, and other data hassle-freely. But PST file sometimes get expanded due to which the performance of Outlook account can be down. Expanded file also increases the potential for file corruption. By default, Microsoft limits the size of PST file to 50 GB in Outlook 2010 through Outlook 2019. The users can increase that limit via registry hack, but they are better off trying to shrink the size instead. Dialing Outlook Support Phone Number 1-888-777-2832 will be effectual for the helpless users who are unable to reduce or short the PST file. The technicians are talented and experienced so they proffer the exact way to do so.

Before begin to reduce the file, users have to confirm the size of PST at present. One can do this by searching the location of the file in File Explorer and checking out its properties. But that number may not accurate, according to Microsoft, as it is not important to delete files. Instead, use the Mailbox Cleanup tool to do this.

Effective Ways To Reduce the Size Of PST File

Just, follow the below given instructions carefully and reduce the PST file in Microsoft account without any effort. Keep your eyes feast on the noted-points:

  • First of all open Outlook account by entering the login details correctly
  • Now, click the “File” menu and then select “Tools”
  • After that open “Mailbox Cleanup”
  • Now, in this Mailbox Cleanup window, tap on the option “View Mailbox Size”. Doing so will display the total size of mailbox and the size of each subfolder
  • Next step you are required to do is to check the search option for finding specific messages you might want to delete
  • At the Advanced Find window, Outlook displays all the existing messages that match your search criteria. Click that specific message you want to view. Right click on the selected messages and if you want to remove them, click “Delete”
  • You can tweak the options at the Advanced Find window to search for other types of messages in specific locations
  • In the text fields of the Messages section, you can search for some particular words in the subject field and message body
  • Though you may have deleted a lot of messages, your PST doesn't automatically shrink. You have to compact it to claim the space freed up by deleting records. To do this, follow these below steps:

-          Close the Mailbox Cleanup window first

-          Now, click the Account Settings to select it

-          In this window, click the tab for Data Files

-          Double-click the PST file, click the button to Compact Now, and wait for a minute to be compacted

-          You can now return to the Mailbox Cleanup tool to recheck the size of the PST

In case, still the size is not being reduced or decreased, then contact Outlook Customer Support Number. Your problem will be sorted out within the least time interval as the techies working hard here are experienced and skilled.

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