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Delete Duplicate Items From PST File And Control Its Size

Author : Cedric Jensen


After specific time-period, you find your Outlook PST folder full with many duplicate items that are useless and doing nothing but increasing your PST file size. To maintain the size of PST file and to reduce the mess of unwanted items, your remove duplicate emails. Time to time you have to remove such items so as to control PST file size.

Suppose you import items into Microsoft Office Outlook and you add the contact as a duplicate. Now, if duplicate detection is turned off, there is no option to remove duplicate emails after you import. This article briefly describes how to delete duplicate items after you complete the import process.

If you are using Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003, and Outlook 2007, you follow below steps:

1.In Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2002, point to Current View on the View menu, and then click to change the folder view to a table type view. In Outlook 2003, point to Arrange By on the View menu, point to Current View, and then click to change the folder view to a table type view.
2.Right-click a column heading, and then click Field Chooser.
3.From the list at the top of the Field Chooser, click to select the All -item name- fields.
4.Drag the Modified field to the table heading.
5.Verify that the duplicate items have a unique date from the original set of items. If it is unique, click the Modified heading so that the items are sorted by this field.
6.Click the first item in the set that you want to delete, scroll to the last item in the set that you want to delete, and then click the last item while you hold down the SHIFT key.
7.Press DELETE to permanently delete all selected items.

If you use Outlook 2010, follow below steps:

1.In Outlook 2010, select the folder for which you want to delete duplicate items.
2.Click the View tab in the Ribbon, click Change View in the Ribbon, and then click to change the folder view to a table type view. For example, click the List icon.
3.Right-click a column heading and then click Field Chooser.
4.From the list at the top of the Field Chooser, click to select the All -item name- fields.
5.Drag the Modified field to the table heading.
6.Verify that the duplicate items have a unique date from the original set of items. If it is unique, click the Modified heading so that the items are sorted by this field.
7.Click the first item in the set that you want to delete, scroll to the last item in the set that you want to delete, and then click the last item while you hold down the SHIFT key.
8.Press DELETE to permanently delete all selected items.

Another easy option you have is to use Kernel for Outlook Duplicates. This is a convenient as well as advance way to remove duplicate emails. Additionally, Kernel for Outlook Duplicates saves time to reduce hassles. In short, it an apt solution to remover duplicate emails.


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Author of this article is an expert writer and owns good knowledge of MS Outlook file related troubles and solutions to resolve them. The articles written by this writer mainly focus to repair Outlook PST file, remove outlook duplicate emails, compact and compress large PST file, remove duplicate emails and several other Outlook related troubles.


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