I'm working a forensics issue and need Outlook help...

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto compacting feature of Outlook? I've read that after a particular PST file has approx 20% whitespace (from deleted items) it starts compacting the file. I need it to not do this so I can recover any deleted items.

I know the trick to use when trying to recover recent deleted items that are purged from the Deleted Items folder but need to keep Outlook from reusing that space and thus wiping out the deleted items.

I Googled for hours looking for this info with no luck so I figured I'd see if any AO gurus knew the answer.

Any help would be much appreciated.