How do you compact files in outlook?

Question

Your radio show topics for 9/20/03 include a tip on how to clear out folders in Outlook Express by using "compact all files". Outlook does not seem to have this option -- how do I do it in Outlook?

Thanks.

Answer

This question was answered on September 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

All of the information in Outlook is stored in a .pst file I find that it's useful to compact this file to save space and speed up Outlook Here's how:

Right-click the Outlook Today icon and choose Properties.

Click the Advanced button on the General tab.

Click Compact Now to reduce the size of the files in your Personal Folder.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 22, 2003