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EAFiedler, Aug 2, 2008 #4 Rob1960 Thread Starter Joined: Mar 25, 2007 Messages: 144 I've installed OE Tool and I see its icons on my OE view bar. Hopefully someday, Microsoft will find a solution to this dilemma (or make the solution more widely know, if there is one). I prefer to start it manually at a convenient time. 2-- Also, when it is compacting, I keep getting an error message that it can't finish compacing because another program is OutlookRepair101 2.834 weergaven 2:51 Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail - Duur: 5:51. Source

Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. However, when I view the 'Sent_OLD' folder that I have just created, it has a 'From' field, so if I do as I had planned, I'll end up with 8,000 messages, You can use the Local File Clean Up dialog box to manually clean up the messages that are stored locally on the computer. To make the folders size smaller Outlook Express suggests that you should compact the folders. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-networking/cannot-compact-outlook-express-folders-folder-in/061dc2a5-5a00-49a5-bd82-7f2454eeb6e6

If you have multiple users the size of identically named files will be important too. Peter987, #20 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Share This Page Tweet Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google As I recall the size limit, it was for an individual folder and the Inbox is the critical one.

I've read it's under Options>Maintenance, but don't see it. It's bad enough that this time consuming and resources hogging compressing program auto starts, but when it stops half-way citing some lame reason, you go 'aaargh'. It enables me to sort the files in the folder into alphabetical order of 'From' or 'To' as appropriate. Have you upgraded to IE7?

Privacy Policy | Cookies | Ad Choice | Terms of Use | Mobile User Agreement A ZDNet site | Visit other CBS Interactive sites: Select SiteCBS CaresCBS FilmsCBS RadioCBS.comCBS InteractiveCBSNews.comCBSSports.comChowhoundClickerCNETCollege NetworkGameSpotLast.fmMaxPrepsMetacritic.comMoneywatchmySimonRadio.comSearch.comShopper.comShowtimeTech This may take up to a few minutes." Everyone would like to free up the disk space, so you click "Yes" and Outlook Express starts compacting folders. The most often way it happens is like that. During the compacting, I got a messge twice saying "The folder is currently in use by Outlook Express or another Application". (This is probably the same message as I have seen

Now choose one of the two options below:Option 1: Start OE and use the Import process to pull the DBX files back in to OE.Option 2: DO NOT start OE. So today I found some information I think is very helpful for all concerned. Defragging doesn't change anything to the contents of the file. I'm a beginner with limited knowledge of how to retrieve this stuff.

How can I fix that so it will finish compacting. http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/outlook-express-compacting-error-message Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Outlook Express Compacting by LARN101010 / May 6, 2010 2:13 AM PDT In reply to: Compacting/Deleting Per a third level at Microsoft, When an update to Microsoft Outlook is installed, it more often tha not changes the default Email client to itself and also from the Address Book to Microsoft Outlook. Probeer het later opnieuw.

Then you can re-subscribe to your newsgroups, but do it one at a time. this contact form The two largest folders are about 1,251.000 kb (sent) and 1,201 kb (for the folder where I store most of my e-mails received after I have dealt with them). Could you tell me more specifically where It should be located? these are not separate identities, but rather sub-files on "Local folders." Here is the path of one folder that isn't compacting: "C:\Documents and Settings\..my name..\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{145AD50D-E929-4D37-A1C1-50B84BEE68F3}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\1- 2002.dbx " I

Laden... Delete the originals and reboot. If so, then you can select (click on) either Outlook Express or Local Folders before compacting. have a peek here Robt Rob1960, Aug 2, 2008 #3 EAFiedler Moderator Joined: Apr 25, 2000 Messages: 14,042 The Folders.dbx file keeps track of all the other .dbx files.

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Log in om dit toe te voegen aan de afspeellijst 'Later bekijken' Toevoegen aan Afspeellijsten laden... I don't know what has caused the messages to be lost. Thanks Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Better late then never..... To import messages, open the folder with the saved EML files in Windows Explorer, start Outlook Express and just use drag & drop the EML files to the necessary Outlook Express

Change it to 0 to reset it. I have created subfolders within the Inbox and I have created rules for OE to redirect incoming mail into specific folders. I tried several times and it seemed not very predictable. Check This Out The result was I lost all the emails in my Inbox.

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How-To Geek Articles l l Subscribe l l FOLLOW US TWITTER GOOGLE+ FACEBOOK GET UPDATES BY EMAIL Enter your email below to get exclusive access to our best articles and When the email in Outlook Express was compacted recently it deleted all the mail in the Sent Folder. Zander, #8 2007/02/13 Peter987 Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2007/02/13 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 76 Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Computer Experience: Beginner Hi Christer and Zander: 1.