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If you try to copy files to a personal folders (.pst) file that exceeds the 1.82 gigabyte (GB) limit in Outlook 2002, you may receive the following error message:
Can't copy the items. The operation failed.
This problem can occur because Outlook 2002 limits the .pst file size to approximately 1.82 GB.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
There are two .MSP files that you need to install to enable this fix. The first .MSP file is the Outlook.msp file. The English-language version of this fix should contain the following files and versions:
File name Version --------------------------- Exsec32.dll 10.0.3131.0 Outllib.dll 10.0.3207.0 Outlph.dll 10.0.3124.0 Rm.dll 10.0.3012.0
The second .MSP file is the Olkintl.msp file. The English-language version of this fix should contain the following files and versions:
File name Version --------------------------- Emsabp32.dll 10.0.3131.0 Emsmdb32.dll 10.0.3131.0 Emsui32.dll 10.0.3117.0 Mspst32.dll 10.0.3207.0 Outllibr.dll 10.0.2915.0
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Outlook 2002. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1.
When you install the hotfixes in the "Resolution" section of this article, the following error message occurs when you try to copy files to a .pst file that exceeds the 1.82 GB limit:
Can't Copy the items. The file %PST filename% has reached its maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file, select some items that you no longer need, then permanently (Shift+Del) delete them.
The original error message in the "Symptoms" section of this article can occur if the file that you are copying to the .pst file is large enough to make the .pst file exceed a file size of 2 GB.