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Microsoft Outlook Express - Compacting Pop-up Panel

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#1 John Bull

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:01 AM

I use OE-6 with Windows 2002 XP Home, SP3.

For users who do not have a high level of Email activity, compacting is not necessary. It is necessary for those who generate 100`s of Emails.

So, for low level Email users - Get rid of that irritating nagging Pop-up panel that appears every time you open OE. It can be dangerous if other people use the PC and click OK to compact when the primary user does not want this. Compacting works fine for some users, but does give many problems with others. Either compact or get rid of the panel.

So, just follow this simple procedure :-

1. Close Outlook Express and all message windows.
2. Start>Run and enter without quotes "regedit".
3. Navigate to this key :-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{GUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0 where GUID is the long number used for your Identity.
4. In the right-hand pane, double-click "Compact Check Count", delete whatever is in the Hexadecimal field and enter ZERO (0), click OK.

The panel will no longer pop up on subsequent openings of OE.

When the count again reaches 100, the panel will return - just repeat the procedure.

Edited by John Bull, 24 August 2010 - 07:18 AM.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:58 PM

There is a utility for this here
Line 367
In the beginning there was the command line.

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