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OE shutdown, Compact messages, Folder in use ?

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#1 LloydGarry


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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:58 AM

OE (Outlook Express)- When shutting down tells me "to free up disk space, OE can compact messages" I tell it ok, it trys but comes back up with "The folder is currently is use by OE or by another application." How do I solve this problem? Computer is Dell Dimension 4700 with Windows XP pro.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 01:16 AM

Hi LloydGarry, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

How large is your hdd, and how much free space do you have on it?

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:53 AM

Whenever I get that message, I click on OK to both and the Outlook Express .bak files end up in the Recycle Bin.

Edited by petewills , 12 September 2010 - 06:55 AM.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:19 AM

You can also just manually start the compacting function from inside OE (what I tend to do).


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