file limits? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to sync Personal Folders.pst on Live Mesh but it will not load. The folder containing the file happily syncs the smaller files it contains but not the .pst file. The .pst file size varies between 500mb and 760mb which is reasonably large but well within the 5gb limit and there are only a few other small files in other folders using up 9% of the 5gb. I am using MSOffice 2003 Outlook on 32bit Windows7.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:39 PM


  • It can't sync a file that is in use. I also recommend that you don't try to use any sync program to manage copies of a .pst file. If you need to sync your .pst file, use a program such as PSTSync or get a hosted Exchange email account. The file is within the size limit of 2 gigs per file - http://blogs.msdn.com/livemesh/archive/2008/08/13/the-potential-of-live-mesh-is-limitless.aspx
    PST Files, though, are not a supported file type. From Help:

    Are there types of files or folders that I cannot share or synchronize?

    You cannot synchronize or share the following with Live Mesh:

    • Files containing obscene or copyrighted material. Copying or sharing unauthorized materials, including materials that you did not create or you do not have the rights necessary for use, is a violation of the Windows Live terms of use. See the Microsoft Copyright Notice and FAQ.
    • Files whose names begin with a tilde (~)
    • desktop.ini
    • thumbs.db
    • Hidden files
    • Windows Systems folders
    • Your Desktop directory folder (for example, C:\users\[myusername]\Desktop on Windows Vista or C:\Documents and Settings\[myusername]\Desktop on Windows XP)
    • Files and folders stored on removable media (such as an external hard drive, flash drive, or USB drive)
    • Files and folders stored on mapped network drives

    Live Mesh also blocks files that have the following file extensions:

    • .bak
    • .gfs
    • .laccdb
    • .lnk
    • .mbf
    • .mny
    • .mpc
    • .pst
    • .sav
    • .tmp
    • .wlx

    The .wlx extension represents files that have not finished synchronizing in a Live Mesh folder. Typically, the extension will go away once synchronization is complete. However, in some cases, the extension may persist if you have exceeded the storage limit on your Live Desktop.


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    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:34 PM