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Outlook Express "To Free Up Disc Space"

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  1. Landy

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    Several times a day I get a message "Outlook Express. To free up disc space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take up to a few minutes" which is preceeded by 10 minutes of my PC being very slow. I have 50% disc space free (37GB out of 74). I run Windows 97. I have defragmented my disc several times. I have used RegCure regularly and it has made no difference. At other times, I try to start Outlook Express and a message comes up saying it is already running, followed a little while later by the above error message. Any ideas, please?
     
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    Let it compact, then it should not ask again for some time.
     
  3. Landy

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    Thanks, Dave - I should have mentioned that I've done that and it shuts it up for about a week and then it's back again!:)
     
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    I have a same problem like this but don't get a perfect solution yet.
     
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    Yes, it will come back when it needs to be compacted again

    Do a Google on "compacting outlook express" and you will find all kinds if information about this.
     
  6. Landy

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    Two days ago I completely cleared out my Sent and Deleted Folders (I normally keep the previous six months) - which, incidentally, freed up 2 GBs - and then Compacted All Folders. Since then I have not had the problem. This may have fixed it, but why, after running for years with no problems, did the messages suddenly start to appear. I will put another post in a couple of weeks time, or earlier if something happens.:)
     
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