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OE6: Compact vs Defrag

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by KMA367, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. KMA367

    KMA367 Thread Starter

    Jul 27, 2007
    Using OE6 with WinXP SP2. Have my OE store on its own 6GB partition, which is now about 40% free space.

    My "problem" is that defrag and Compact seem to be at exact cross-purposes with each other for OE. When I recently resized the partition from 4.5 GB to 6 GB it was finally able to defrag completely, which it hadn't been for a long time.

    I suspected before, and now I'm seeing for sure, that doing the "Compact All Folders" will significantly fragment the drive - like to 70% of its files. I keep my inbox fairly small, and use a number of subfolders for both chronological and subject-related email files.

    Any suggestions about how to handle this? OE opens and functions very quickly when it's defragged, but after compacting it gets sluggish again. Should I just turn of the "Compact" nag warning and use defragging to keep it running smooth? TIA.
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi KMA367

    Compacting and defragging are two different things. Compact your folders in Outlook Express first, then defragment the computer.

    Let us know if that makes a difference or not.
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