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My daughter keeps wa-a-y too much stuff in her personal folders, so her only .pst file is 1.5GB and growing. Since Carbonite uploads a file any time it gets changed, her uploading is overloaded, so to speak. She has three separate inboxes, so her "real" inbox stays empty, thanks to an account specification. Only one of these inboxes has the volume problem.



I propose to do the following to reduce the amount of uploading. Please give me your opinion on it, so that I can avoid a big mistake if I'm heading for one:

Establish separate new computer folders for archived messages, called Files A-E, Files F-J, ... Files U-Z. It's not statistically balanced, but it's okay for a start. It's not cast in concrete. I'll transfer all of her archived messages into the appropriate folders.

Establish a separate computer folder to contain the inboxes and transfer the current messages appropriately.

I should be able to keep the rest of the stuff (sent, deleted, junk ...) in the main .pst file, and try to convince her that these should be trimmed regularly.

The hardest part will be getting her to minimize the inbox volume by:
  • Keeping only actively current messages there.
  • As soon as possible, either delete them or move them to the appropriate archive file.
Of course, the inbox folder will still get uploaded every day, but the other folders will get uploaded only when they have activity. Will it work?
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I think I should change "computer folder" in my post to read "data file", which will create a new computer folder, as opposed to simply creating a new folder, which will get hidden in the default .pst file.

I don't know if that makes things clearer or not.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:25 AM
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Archiving messages to a .PST is considered an offline folder at this point. for you to be able to click and drag active items to the archived PST, you will have to have the archive folder opened within your Outlook client.

Renaming the current Outlook data file will force Outlook to create a secondary PST or OST. This method has the best results if you are working with an exchange service.

(not familiar with carbonite)

Hope this helps.
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