4GB Outlook PST recovery to access important PST items
Outlook PST files has certain file size limit exceeding which can lead to a number of problems while accessing them. In Outlook 2003 and later versions, if PST file size exceeds 4GB, you will not be able to go for any Outlook related tasks like sending or receiving of mails, forwarding or deleting other PST items, cannot make appointments, notes etc until and unless the file size of the PST files get reduced. Along with these problems, you might also face a number of error messages while accessing large volume files and thus to fix them you need to opt for 4GB Outlook PST Recovery as soon as possible.

Some of the common error messages shown after the PST files exceeds its file size limit are:

  • Task 'Microsoft Exchange Server - Receiving' reported error (0x8004060C): 'Unknown Error 0x8004060C'.
  • Task 'Microsoft Exchange Server' reported error (0x00040820):'Errors in background synchronization.
  • The file xxxx.pst has reached its maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file, select some items that you no longer need, then permanently (shift + del) delete them.
  • The file could not be added to the folder. The action could not be completed.
  • xxxx.pst can not be accessed - 0x80040116.
  • Can't copy the item.


You can try out the following solutions for the related issue of large sized Outlook files:

  • Delete useless items which are of no use. This will help you to reduce the size
  • Archiving can be done which moves all the old PST objects to another file
  • Try to compact those files either manually or automatically by running automatic background compaction
  • Utilities like PST crop utility or Pst2Gb.exe truncates the file size by a specified value but may lead to data loss situations

You can also go for PST Repair tool which is capable to split oversized PST files into smaller usable partitions by a number of criteria like size , year, date, folders, time etc. During the process, it does not make any changes in the metadata of PST items like as to, from, cc, bcc, sent date, received dates and time etc. It creates independent small size PST files so that it can be reusable further.


Some of the exclusive features of this software are:

  • It is especially meant to fix almost all PST file problems

  • Restore entire PST objects like mails, messages, contacts, tasks, notes appointments, journals etc

  • Involves only few simple steps and the process gets completed in minutes

  • Supports almost all versions of Outlook including Outlook 2000, 2003, 2010 etc

  • Also has the ability to fix oversized 4GB PST problems easily


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