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Outlook Express will only open files containing about 30 files. Sometimes, it won't open with even fewer files, but definitely will not if there are more than 30. That is just an arbitrary number that varies from file to file. I've never had this problem before, so I'm at a loss. Please provide some guindance.

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Re: Outlook Express will only open files containing about...


have you tried doing that on another computer? what we need to do is check weither your outlook express gives problems in regards to your system...and if it does, you need to hd maintainance...etc.

i had this problem before and what i did was empty the %temp%, empty the folder and lastly delete temp internet files. this solved my problem with OE.

hope this helps you as well...

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This link will take you to an on-line storage of software I have. Download and run easyrecovery pro. Select E-Mail repair. Select Outlook express.

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