KBA-01994

How to compact the Outlook Connector database file

Starting with version 2.2.0 of Outlook Connector, a feature has been added which allows you to compact the database file used by Outlook Connector, the localcache.db. This reduces the size of the database file and can speed the performance of Outlook with Outlook Connector.

To compact the database file:

Outlook 2007:

  1. Exit Outlook if the program is open
  2. Click Start
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Double click 'Mail'
  5. Click the 'Show Profiles' button
  6. Select your Outlook Connector profile
  7. Click Properties
  8. Click the 'E-mail Accounts' button
  9. Highlight the Outlook Connector MAPI account on the Account Settings window
  10. Click Change
  11. Click the Miscellaneous tab
  12. Near the bottom of the window click the 'Compact' button
  13. Click Yes on the dialog stating 'This process could take several seconds to several minutes depending on the size of the database. Do you want to continue?
  14. When the process is through, you will be presented a 'Compact completed successfully' window
  15. Click OK
  16. Cancel, close or click OK on the remaining windows.

Outlook 2003:

  1. Exit Outlook if the program is open
  2. Click Start
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Double click 'Mail'
  5. Click the 'Show Profiles' button
  6. Select your Outlook Connector profile
  7. Click Properties
  8. Click the 'E-mail Accounts' button
  9. On the E-mail Account window, click 'View or change existing mail accounts'
  10. Click Next
  11. Highlight the Outlook Connector account
  12. Click the 'Change...' button
  13. Click the Miscellaneous tab
  14. Near the bottom of the window click the 'Compact' button
  15. Click Yes on the dialog stating 'This process could take several seconds to several minutes depending on the size of the database. Do you want to continue?
  16. When the process is through, you will be presented a 'Compact completed successfully' window
  17. Click OK
  18. Cancel, close or click OK on the remaining windows.