Troubleshoot The File Has Reached Its Maximum Size Error Of MS Outlook


Microsoft Outlook is an email client application. It provides safe and secure platform for transferring emails and other kinds of data. The Microsoft outlook 2002 and earlier version of Microsoft outlook application have a 2 GB file limitation for the pst file or .pst file. The full form of PST is personal storage table. The main work of pst file is that it stores all data which you save in the Ms outlook application such as emails, contacts, journals, notes etc. But when size of pst file increases more than 2 GB then you will receive several kinds of error message. User often encounters error message which is stated below:


  • “The File Has Reached Its Maximum Size”
  • OR

  • “The file file_name has reached its maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file, select some items that you no longer need, then permanently

         




Causes of the file has reached its maximum size:

  • The main cause of this error message is the PST file size has grown to its maximum size value.

  • The PST file size is more than 2GB


How to fix the file has reached its maximum size:

If you want to fix this issue then you need to perform some steps which is advised here. First of all close all running programs and open the PST file. Now delete all those items which is unused or unnecessary. Empty the deleted items folder and compact the pst. These steps may resolve the file has reached its maximum size error of Microsoft outlook application. Now create new PST and important data from the original pst to it.

If these steps fails to fix this issue then you need to split pst file. Therefore, use some best and effective pst splitter software and split the pst file. Splitting the pst file must resolve the file has reached its maximum size error from Microsoft outlook application.