This is an advanced utility that can efficiently compact large sized PST files, by extracting the attachments into a separate folder on the system hard drive. Some of the prominent features of this PST compacting utility are as below:
OST and PST File Compaction
Stellar Compaction PST tool compresses the over-sized OST as well as PST files into manageable size by systematically separating the attachments into a different folder.
Attachments Extraction, Preserving the Link
Extracts the attachments to a separate folder, thus significantly compacts the corresponding PST file to a smaller overall size. The link to the attachments remains intact and you can access them as before.
Compaction of Outgoing/Incoming Mails
Provides various options to set preferences, so that the software will automatically pick and compact your Incoming or Outgoing mails. The software stores the compressed mails at the location specified by you.
Customized PST Compaction of Specific Folders
Customize the compaction operation by choosing specific folders and the compact utility will perform the operation only on the selected folders.
Appears in Outlook as an Add In
After successful installation, it appears as an Add In utility in the Outlook application. The software tagging with Outlook and without any desktop or shortcut icon is quite handy to use.
Filter to Extract Attachments of Required File Types
Provides filter option to add file types in the 'Excluded Extensions', so that those file types will be filtered out and you can extract only the attachments of the required file types.
Schedule the Compaction Process
The software provides option to set a schedule for compacting PST files at any particular Date and Time. You can schedule the software to run on every Outlook start-up or at a specific time of a specified day of the week.
Change Path of Extracted Attachments Folder
In case, the drive containing the Attachments Folder is about to full, you can change the location of the folder. The software automatically updates interlinks between the mails and their related attachments.
The software provides a scheduler to schedule the compaction process to be held automatically at the specified Date and Time. The entire process will be based on your predefined custom settings and you need not have to lookup every day. You can schedule your compaction operations as below:
Steps to automate PST Compaction -
Note: You can see the scheduled tasks at Start menu > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks Folder.
Microsoft Outlook stores all your emails and other mail objects in a PST file and thus with every sent/received email, the size of the PST file grows. These PST files have a predefined maximum permissible size limit and if their sizes grow beyond this limit there are chances that the PST file may get corrupt. Once the PST file containing all your mails gets corrupt, your entire mail account will be completely inaccessible. For MS Outlook 2002 and earlier version, the maximum PST size limit is 2 GB. In Outlook 2003 and 2007, the size limit is 20 GB, whereas in 2010, it can be increased up to 50 GB. However, still there occur cases of PST corruption, due to being over-sized.
Outlook PST compaction software provides various compaction options to compress your PST files and help avoiding corruption. Below are some of the situations, for which you may need the software:
Stellar Phoenix Compact PST software is installed as an Add-in icon to your MS Outlook application and provides various compacting options. Below steps will give an over idea on how you can use the software:
A large .pst file is very much susceptible to corruption. After every send/receive operation, the size of the PST file grows and if the size goes beyond the maximum suggested limit, the chances of corruption increases. Once, the PST file gets corrupt, all your precious mails contained in that file become completely inaccessible. Therefore, in order to avoid corruption of the PST file because of being over-sized, it is always safe that you compact PST files from time to time using Stellar Phoenix Compact PST software.
After extracting the attachments to a different location, Stellar Compact PST software places shortcuts to those attachments. You can click the shortcuts to access the attachments as before.
The software also provides option to restore attachments of the mails, which will again replace the shortcuts by the original attachments.
Steps to Restore Attachments of Mail: