Calculating file size, free space of any given .PST file with MrMAPI utility


Earlier in my blog, i got the request from one of the MAPI developer to see is there any way we can calculate the file size, free space of any given .PST file. Also he pointed that he can access the PST file using Stephen’s MFCMAPI utility.

MFCMAPI Snapshot

For this activity, I used Stephen’s another tool called,  “MrMAPI” a command line utility. The best part of the tool is that MrMAPI exposes MFCMAPI’s best features (which I love a lot) from the command line and its pretty easy to use. You can download it from: http://mfcmapi.codeplex.com/releases/view/127629

So I used MrMAPI and I can get the file size, free space of the given .PST file (we achieved this, even without writing a single line of code for it Smile ).

MrMAPI Snapshot

Hope this helps.

Comments (2)
  1. ExO says:

    Hi Deva, Great article and easy way of implementing via MrMAPI tool. Awesome work - You saved my day!! Great tool for Exchange Administrator.

  2. MapiDevil says:

    DeVa, Great article. I have a similar requirement, where my company asked me to develop a MAPI application to get file properties of it. Also i may need to want to automate it; as we got good number of .MSG files in a given folder and i want to get file properties of them. Is there any way we can do this via this utility or i need to write full blown MAPI application? Let me know your thoughts.

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