MS Outlook is absolutely the most common mailing platform in the present arena. It is utilized by various organizations and for personal usage as well. It supports PST (Personal Storage Table) to manage all the data inside one. However, in the earlier versions of Outlook, ANSI PST is created, which has the capacity of 2 GB only. After the UNICODE PST file came into presence that gives 20 GB size limit and has increased its limit up to 50 GB. Unicode PST is created in Outlook 2007 and in all latest editions.
As all the data is saved in PST file then, sometimes the situation arises in front of users when Outlook PST exceeds its owed size limit. It further results in data corruption and damage of data file. To avoid such kind of situations, it is important to split PST file. In the following write-up, we will discuss the way to split large PST file in MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007.
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Procedure to Split Large PST File in Outlook

If you are common user of Microsoft Outlook then, you must know that there is no any direct manual process to split large PST file. Eve there is some features in MS Outlook like Import and Export and Archive PST. This feature is present in MS Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
By Import and Export
  • Open Microsoft Outlook account on your machine
  • Choose File option >> Account Settings >> click on ‘Account setting’
  • Now, a new window will pop up, choose data files Tab >> click on option ‘Add’
  • After choosing Add option, a new Window will appear again. Choose ‘Create or Open Outlook Data File’.
  • Click on ‘OK’ button after that close the window. Now again go to File Tab >> choose Open >> Import.
  • When new Window of ‘Import and Export Wizard’ opens >> choose ‘Export’ option >> click ‘Next’
  • Select storage location of .pst file as per your suitability and name it.
  • One can even set a password for new PST file if wanted.
  • Click on ‘Finish’. After that, do check if new file is stored at your location.
By Archive Feature
  • Open MS Outlook in your system
  • Choose the Outlook PST file to move mailbox items.
  • Now, from the File section click on ‘Archive’
  • Choose the checkbox ‘Archive this folder and all sub-folders’.
  • After choosing the folder you need to move, you will see other option as well i.e. ‘Archive items older than’, choose the date from the calendar.
  • By using an option of browse, select the location and name of PST file. After that, click OK.
  • The new file has been made at desired location.

Summing Up

We can see that we can move MS Outlook mailbox items by using the features supported by Outlook itself, the method are not much reliable as well as it may lead to data loss. For splitting large size PST file, which contains data for various accounts, a third-party tool is needed. In the above-discussion, we have discussed a way to split large PST file in Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007. Still if you face any issue then, you can drop the comment below.

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