Microsoft Outlook 2003: How to manually compact .PST files in Windows 7?
When you use Microsoft Outlook 2003 to manage your emails all your emails are saved in the form of .PST files. When you archive your inbox, your emails would be saved in another .PST file. These emails would still be accessible to you from the application but in case you want to access your inbox from another computer, you need these .PST files to do that. Without these .PST files you would never have the emails if you setup your inbox on another computer. So when you are setting up your inbox on another computer, you need to copy the .PST files from your old computer to the new computer where you are going to access your emails. Do you know where to find the .PST file of your inbox? What if those .PST files are too large to be copied to an USB? Do you know how to compress that file? Here’s how you can compress .PST file on your Windows 7 computer in a few simple steps:
1. Open Outlook.
2. On the “File menu, click “Data File Management.
3. Click to select your “Personal Folder, and then click “Settings.
4. On the “General tab, click “Compact Now
5. Click “OK and then click “Close.
Once you compress your .PST file you can copy it on your new computer and access your emails on your new computer.