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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

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    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

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    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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