Deleting Messages Taking More Space On Hard Drive

Deleting Messages Taking More Space On Hard Drive

Post by Wayne Byte » Sat, 06 Dec 2003 01:28:26


Alias,

I was running low on hard disk space and hadn't deleted
email for a while. I went in and deleted alot of email
messages but I have less free space on the computer than
when I started.

I went to tools, options, maintenance, clean up now,
compact, but this didn't help.

Any ideas on what to do to defrag or free up space so
deleting messages doesn't take up more space on hard drive?

Regards,
Wayne Bytendorp
 
 
 

Deleting Messages Taking More Space On Hard Drive

Post by anonymou » Sun, 07 Dec 2003 07:27:17

There isn't anything you can really do with your current
pst file. One a pst file starts to increase in size it
will never shrink even if you compress. The best thing
you can do is copy your pst to a disc (CD if possible,
and only close the session so you can add to the CD
again) and start with a fresh pst file that you keep
cleaned out on a regular basis. Try setting your deleted
items bin to empty when you close.
drive?