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RE: laptop keeps asking if I want to compact express files

Just recently a message keeps popping up to compact outlook express files when I dont even use express just outlook 07.

Please advise on how to get rid even though express is even used.

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Hi there. Sounds like it could be a malware virus that gives you false alerts. It tricks us into running a program that we think will help, when in fact, in won't.

If you have Windows Defender, download it from Microsoft if you don't, boot up your system in Safe Mode. Then open Defender and run a full scan. See what this turns up.

Let me know if this does/doesn't find anyhting.

If you need me to clarify or run through anything, just post a comment, and I'll be happy to help

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Hi All, Can anyone please tell me how to stop Outlook Express from popping up wanting to free up disk space by compressing it EVEN when its not installed. I've had it on numerous computers and it


When messages are deleted in Outlook Express, they are not actually removed from the database containing your email data. Rather, the messages are marked to let Outlook Express know that they can be removed the next time the database is compacted. Compacting the message store is necessary for Outlook Express to maintain a reasonable database and avoid file corruption. Because it is necessary, Outlook Express offers to compact your message store every 100 times the program is used. If you do not compact your message store, the message will continue appearing. Compact the Outlook Express message store manually to remove the message asking if you would like your message store compacted automatically.
Compact the Outlook Express Message Store Manually Launch Outlook Express. Click "File," then click "Work Offline." This disconnects Outlook Express from the Internet temporarily, ensuring that the message store is not in use while you are compacting the database. Note: If you do not want to compact the Outlook Express message store at all, see Section 2. Click "Tools" and then "Options." Click the "Maintenance" tab. Click the "Clean Up Now" button. Click the "Compact" button. This process may take some time depending on when the message store was last compacted. Click "Close" or "OK" to close each window. The offer to compact the Outlook Express message store automatically will no longer be displayed. Click "File" and "Work Offline" to reconnect Outlook Express to the Internet. Compact the message store periodically to prevent the message from being displayed again. Remove the Offer to Compact the Message Store Without Compacting section 2 Press the Windows logo and "R" keys to display the "Run" dialog box. Type "regedit" without quotation marks into the box and press "Enter." This opens the Windows registry editor. Click the plus icons on the left side of the folder tree to navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER," "Identities," "(long string of letters and numbers)," "Software," "Microsoft" and "Outlook Express" folders. Click the "5.0" folder under the "Outlook Express" folder. Find the value named "Compact Check Count" on the right side of the window and double click it. Change the number displayed under "Value data" to "0" and click "OK." Close the registry editor. Outlook Express will not offer to compact your message store again until it has been launched another 100 times. Hope this helps

Dec 11, 2012 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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WHY DOES OUTLOOK EXPRESS INSIST ON COMPACTING FOLDERS WHEN WE CLOSE IT ?


OE has a long and troubled history with compacting folders. In the most current version, OE compacts all folders automatically after you open and close the program 100 times. Compacting folders is absolutely essential for maintaining your files in good working order. Therefore,
Do not interrupt the process once it has begun
It is best not to use your computer at all until the process is complete, which can take a few minutes.
Under no circumstances must you ever use Task Manager to kill the msimn.exe process, or put your computer on Standby, or turn off the power, or use a memory-intensive program while compaction is occurring. Any of those can cause destruction of your files and the loss of your messages.
If you don't like waiting for that 100th closing, you can compact all folders manually at any time. For best results always use this procedure.
1: On the File menu, click Work Offline so that no new messages will be arriving
2: In the Folder list, click on Outlook Express so that no e-mail or news folder is open.
3: Close the Folder list by clicking the X in the upper right-hand corner of the list panel. Alternatively you can click Layout on the View menu, and then clear the checkbox for "Folder List”.
4: On the File menu, point to Folder, and then click Compact All Folders. Do not use your computer until the process is complete, which might take several minutes.
5: If an error occurs, close Outlook Express, re-open it, and begin the process again from the top. If the same error occurs again, close Outlook Express, restart your computer (or log off and then log on again), open Outlook Express and then begin the whole process again.
Unfortunately that does not reset the internal counter to zero, so OE will still compact after the 100th closing You can edit the registry manually to reset the counter, or you can use OE TOOL to compact all folders and reset the counter at the same time. To reset it manually
1: Close Outlook Express and all message windows.
2: Click Start, click Run and type 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", then change the value to zero(0).

on Jul 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Outlook express mail keeps repeating- over and over


To fix the same messages coming from a POP account again and again:

Since Outlook Express has just lost even the rest memory of which mail it has already seen, expect all mail still on the server to be retrieve the next time you click Send/Recv. After that, mail retrieve should return to normal, however.

All duplicates already received can be eliminated fast with a duplicate removal tool.

Feb 28, 2011 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Outlook Express ''compress'' message -- but I don't use OE


No. Much easier:

Start Outlook Express.
Click File.
Click Folder.
Click Compact All Folders.
Close Outlook Express.

Nov 06, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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How to disable Outlook Express 6 Compact message prompt


Unfortunately, there is no easy way to disable this. The best you can do is delay the messages, or avoid them altogether. I have listed both methods below, and would suggest number 1 over number 2:

Method #1 - In Outlook Express, click on Tools>>Options>>Maintenance. Click on the Cleanup Now button, and then Compact. Doing this regularly will keep you from getting the messages.

Method #2 -
  • Open the registry (click on Start, Run, type Regedit and click Enter).
  • Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USERIdentitiesyour identitySoftwareMicrosoftOutlook Express.0.
  • Look for the registry value titled Compact Check Count. This typically has a value of between 1 and 5, which means Outlook Express will check every 1 to 5 times to see whether you need to compact. Double click on the item, and set the number to 100, so you will only see the message every 100 times you open Outlook Express.
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Oct 19, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Cannot open Outlook Express after compacting the files...


Thanks Everyone.. I fixed it with ther help of a great person.. DONT BUY THE PROGRAMS THAT CLAIM TO FIX ... All I did was the following:
Rename the Folders.dbx file:
  1. Click Start, point to Search, and then click Files or Folders.
  2. In the File name etc type, type folders.dbx.
  3. In the Look In box, click your primary hard disk (usually drive C), and then click Search.
  4. Right-click the identified Folders.dbx file or files, and then click Rename.
  5. Type folders.old, and then click OK.
  6. Start Outlook Express. This creates a new Folders.dbx file automatically.
Just change .dbx to .old That is all that was required.. RENAME!!! Not buying programs that dont work...

When I opened it the folders were a little messy.. but that is fine when you consider I felt that I had lost the program and all Emails stored. Problem only occurred after a suggested compacting of emails by the program.

RegGenie DID NOT FIX
Errorwiz DID NOT FIX

Good luck and I hope it works for you..

Bill

Oct 02, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Pop ups asking for email passwords in Outlook 2003


It's like they told you, its a Microsoft issue, sort of.

The application has a corrupt registry key, reinstalling the application, the MS outlook 2003 will 'magically' fix the problem.

The only other thing that makes that window pop up, besides the obvious, which is you reset your password, is when you are trying to cross a domain. And if you asking in your head, what is that, then you probably not doing it. It doesnt happen by accident.

Just re-install the software, takes 5 minutes, and brings years of relief...hehe

oh, to test my theory, set up outlook express with the same settings you have in your outlook 2003. You probalby have outlook express already installed on your computer, just click on start, all programs, outlook express, if you dont see it, its a free download,

just go to google.com and type in download outlook express and install it, then open it, click on tools up at the top, then accts, then mail tab, then add

type in the info its asking for , like your pop servers name, and the smtp server

the default ports are 110 for incoming, and 25 for outgoing

spin

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May 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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In Outlook Express; I recently started getting a PopUp "to free up disk space, OutLook Express can compact messages. This take up to a few minutes." How do I get rid of this pop up message. ...


SAVE IMPOTANT EMAILS IN A NEW LOCATION
open outlook express
click on tool menu at the top of window
select the maintenance tab
click on clean up now
I suggest a reset

Nov 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Outlook Express Problem


Short copy & paste from the site how to disable Outlook Express compact (not completly tho) in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{long number}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0. In the right hand pane and find *Compact Check Count* >right click>modify>decimal>and set the value to 0, (zero). This will reset the prompt, and you won't see it again for another 100 closings.

Oct 19, 2008 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Microsoft Outlook Express compacting pop-up message


Outlook express WILL compact messages stores after every 100 closings, and WILL continue to prompt until you allow it to do so
Compact the files yourself or allow it to occur

/dbx corruption and loss of all messages WILL happen if you do not compact the database,
that is why a hotfix was issued that forces Outloook express to compact

File
Folder
Compact All Folders

Do not interupt the process

Sep 21, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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