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When a user configures a POP3 account in MS Outlook, it creates a default PST data file for the account. Although there is a default location for the data file, it can also be created on the OneDrive account. The same can be done when you take a backup or archive the emails.
Generally, the size of a data file can be in multiple Gigabytes. A free OneDrive account can save up to 5 GB only. So, a large PST file will create a problem for your OneDrive. It will have some syncing issues and cause different kinds of problems. Here is an example-
The error shows that OneDrive faces problems in synchronization because the file is in use by other applications. It occurs when the PST file has extensive data, and OneDrive takes much time to sync the file.
So, the PST file takes too much space and processing time OneDrive and interrupts the work pace. So, it is not suggested to store PST files on OneDrive.
In this article, we’ll show how you can remove an Outlook PST data file from OneDrive and move it to a different folder.
Follow below steps, executing one after the other:
Note: Sometimes you don’t see the Change Folder button; in such a case, it is possible that your selected Outlook account won’t have a PST file.
A PST file in OneDrive creates various technical issues. One big reason is the large-sized data file, which leads to severe synchronization problems. If you want to use a PST file in OneDrive, you should use professional software to divide the large PST file into multiple files. Kernel for PST Repair software can help you keep your PST file healthy and significant size. Later, you can save the PST files in OneDrive.