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Exchange 5.5

By freddimacs ·
How to recover an msexchange personal folder files with an estimate size of more that 2gigabytes when inbox repair tool can't repair it anymore? I read an article before that when a personal folder reaches that size it is prone to corruption. Was this a limitation of exchange 5.5. How about if your using outlook 2000 at the client what will be the tools to recover it?


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Maximum size

by timwalsh In reply to Exchange 5.5

The theoretical maximum size for a .pst file is 2GB. It is actually prone to curruption starting at about 1.5GB. This is a function of Outlook and the .PST file format. It has nothing to do with the email server you use Outlook to access.

Check out the following webpage for possible solutions:

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On a side note

by LordInfidel In reply to Maximum size

if you are using exch and are allowing your users to have .pst files. Then My suggestion is that you remove exchnage and go to some other type of mail server.

Using exchange with anything else other then it's native mode is a waste of money. NoPOP No Imap no PST's, only exch mailboxes.

Maybe I am a little fanatical about this, but maybe it's just because I understand the full power of exchange.

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