What You All Need to Know About ANSI PST?
MS Outlook is an email application and has MS Exchange as its Server. The older versions of Outlook are 2000 and 2002/XP, which have ANSI PST format. Newer versions are 2003 and 2007, which have UNICODE format. In ANSI format, PST file has maximum limit of 2 GB while in Unicode PST, maximum file size limit is 20 GB.
What Happens When Outlook Exceeds 2GB File Limit?
If ANSI PST File size exceeds beyond 2 GB then, corruption in Outlook is likely to occur. Results of Large sized PST files is that Outlook speed hampers which further can harm work as application becomes slow.
Effects of Huge Sized ANSI PST Files
If you are using Outlook older version i.e. 2000 or 2002 for a long period of time and storing all your emails in it, then size of PST files will increase, which can lead to various consequences. Some of them are given below:
- Outlook Speed Slowdown: If you are using Outlook files for a long time then there is accumulation of large sized PST files, which decreases Outlook performance and it becomes difficult to manage them.
- Corruption is Likely to Occur: When PST files become oversized, they can get damaged or corrupted and data loss is likely to occur in that situation. To, make sure any of your ANSI PST file of Outlook 97, 2000, or 2002/XP does not go beyond 2 GB maximum file size limit.