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[EN] Reduce the size of the Offline Folder file (.ost)

Reducing the size of the Offline Folder file (.ost) file may improve performance if you have deleted a large quantity of items. This procedure does not delete any items that are saved on the server.

  1. Delete any items that you do not want to keep, and then empty the Deleted Items folder.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.

    The Account Settings command is missing.

    The Account Settings command is on the Tools menu in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. If you are using an earlier version of Outlook, the following instructions do not apply. Use the Help that is included with that product. If the title bar of the program that you are using displays Microsoft Outlook Express, you are using a program that is not the same as Outlook. See Help in Outlook Express for assistance.

  3. In the list, select Microsoft Exchange Server, and then click Change.
  4. Click More Settings.
  5. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Offline Folder File Settings.
  6. Click Compact Now.


  • To delete an item from both the online and offline folders, select the item, and then press DELETE.
  • If you are using an Exchange account in Cached Exchange Mode, only the selected folder will be cleared from the local .ost file. The items on the server will be downloaded again to the .ost file on the next synchronization, if the folder is selected under Folder Options in Send/Receive Settings for the Exchange Server e-mail account.
  • When you use Cached Exchange Mode, public folders favorites are not synchronized by default. If you choose to synchronize public folders, the size of your Offline Folder file (.ost) may increase significantly.


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[EN] Reduce the size of a Personal Folders file (.pst)

If you delete items from a Personal Folders file (.pst), the file is automatically compacted in the background when you’re not using your computer and Outlook is running. If you want to immediately reduce the size of the file, you can force a compaction. The procedure to compact the data file might take several minutes.

  1. On the File menu, click Data File Management.
  2. Click the data file that you want to compact, and then click Settings.
  3. Click Compact Now.

Note:    You do not have to exit Outlook after you compact a .pst file.


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[EN] (pam_auth): Unable to open admin password file: Permission denied

You ahve the Problem, that i.e Squid says in Syslog or whatever:

Unable to open admin password file: Permission denied on your Ubuntu System

the fix is easy… try the following


At first we need to know where pam_auth is


  •  updatedb & locate pam_auth

And then you may become

  •  # locate pam_auth
    output: /usr/lib/squid3/pam_auth

Thereforce, you may need to change to the path accordung the pam_auth

  • # chmod u+s /usr/lib/squid3/pam_auth
  • # chmod o= /usr/lib/squid3/pam_auth
  • # chgrp proxy /usr/lib/squid3/pam_auth
  • Please check if Squid 3 is running under user Proxy or squid3 – to do it, run ps aux|grep squid

[EN]Howto add on Microsoft Outlook 2007 Local Archive (*.pst (Personal Storage))

Microsoft’s Outlook email management program stores all user data, including messages, contacts, and calendar entries within a single .pst file called a Personal Folders file. As this file grows, it can start to cause errors within Outlook, including program crashes or data corruption. While backups are an important safeguard against potential data loss, they alone do not adequately circumvent these kinds of errors.

Archiving old or infrequently used data serves to reduce the overall size of the .pst file, and should be done periodically depending upon the volume of email your Outlook program handles.  Users who send and receive relatively large amounts of email or frequently deal with files containing large attachments will need to archive more regularly. Typically, Outlook’s performance will begin to be impaired as .pst file sizes exceed 500 MB.

Note: Before beginning the archive process, it is important to backup your current .pst file.  A quick backup procedure may be found in our Backing Up Personal Data Files article.

To manually archive data within Microsoft Outlook 2007, take the following steps:

1. Open the File menu, click New and select Outlook Data File.

2. Select Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)  and click OK.

3. For the purposes of this demonstration, we have named the file „archive“ below. The name of the archive file may be chosen arbitrarily; however, it is important that Personal Folders File is the option that is chosen from the „Save as type:“ drop-down menu. Once the file has been named, click OK to continue.

4. You will be prompted at this point to name the newly created file. This is the simply the title that will appear in the navigation pane of Outlook once the .pst file has been successfully created.  If you would like to secure your archived data with a password you may do that within this window also.  Here, we have given our file the name „Personal Folders Archive.“ The new folder should now show up in the navigation pane as shown below.

5. You are now able to move email messages out of your main .pst file and into the newly created Archive folder.  You may use the drag-and-drop feature to move data from folder to folder or utilize the Move to Folder… option that appears when appropriate files are right clicked. Entire folders may be moved in a similar manner.

Note:  Once you have finished moving files to the archive file, it will be necessary to compact your primary .pst file. For more information, see the article „Compacting Your Personal Data File.“  This is very important, because Outlook will not automatically reduce the size of the file after you archive data; you must shrink the file manually using the Compact feature.

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