Outlook express-all inbox message just disappeared without deleting me anything, and I only put clean Inbox. That's happened?

I was checking email as I always did in outlook express, I hit send and receive, and all of a sudden, everything in my Inbox was gone... more than 1,500 messages.

I did not clean up messages or anything like that automatically remove.

There was no progress bar for deletion and deleted items were not in the trash.   they have simply disappeared.

That's happened?  How can I stop this from happening?

Advertisement

That's happened?  How can I stop this from happening?

 
See further down on prevention.
 
Firstly: in mode | Current view, is to show all Messages checked? If Yes, read on.
 
Two reasons the most common for what you describe is disruption of the compacting process, (never touch anything until it's finished), or bloated folders. More about that below.
 
Why OE insists on compacting folders when I close it? :
http://www.insideoe.com/FAQs/why.htm#compact
 
Why mail disappears:
http://www.insideoe.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone
 
Recovery methods:
 
If you use XP/SP2 or SP3, and are fully patched, then you should have a backup of your dbx files in the Recycle Bin (or possibly the message store), copied as bak files.
 
To restore a folder bak on the message store folder, first find the location of the message store.
 
Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store folder will reveal the location of your Outlook Express files. Note the location and navigate on it in Explorer Windows or, copy and paste in start | Run.
 
In Windows XP, the .dbx files are by default marked as hidden. To view these files in the Solution Explorer, you must enable Show hidden files and folders under start | Control Panel | Folder options | View.
 
Close OE and in Windows Explorer, click on the dbx to the file missing or empty file, then drag it to the desktop. It can be deleted later once you have successfully restored the bak file. Minimize the message store.
 
Open OE and, if the folder is missing, create a folder with the * exact * same name as the bak file you want to restore but without the .bak. For example: If the file is Saved.bak, the new folder should be named saved. Open the new folder, and then close OE. If the folder is there, but just empty, continue to the next step.
 
First of all, check if there is a bak file already in the message. If there is, and you have removed the dbx file, go ahead and rename it in dbx.
 
If it is not already in the message, open the trash and do a right-click on the file bak for the folder in question and click on restore. Open the message store up and replace the .bak by .dbx file extension. Close the message store and open OE. Messages must be in the folder.
 
If messages are restored successfully, you can go ahead and delete the old dbx file that you moved to the desktop.
 
If you have not then bak copies of your dbx files in the Recycle Bin:
 
DBXpress run in extract disc Mode is the best chance to recover messages:
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/default.aspx
 
And see:

http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4
 
A general warning to help avoid this in the future:
 
Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They finally are damaged. Create your own folders defined by the user for mail storage and move your mail to them. Empty the deleted items folder regularly. Keep user created folders under 300 MB, and also empty as is possible to default folders.
 
Disable analysis in your e-mail anti-virus program. It is a redundant layer of protection that devours the CPUs, slows down sending and receiving and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs, account setting changes and has even been responsible for the loss of messages. Your up-to-date A / V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For more information, see:

http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 
 
And backup often.
 
Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB Freeware)
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/default.aspx  

Tags: Windows

Similar Questions

  • My photoshop just disappeared in my macbook air, I can't find any more, that's happened?

    My photoshop just disappeared in my macbook air, I can't find any more, that's happened?

    Hi shangshen,

    If you subscribe to subscription Creative Cloud, then open the application of creative Office Cloud > go to the Apps section > search for Photoshop, if its installed, then you can open it from there and if it's not, then just install it.

    Otherwise, you can also check under application for application to install everything.

    Kind regards

    Mohit

  • Outlook Express 6.0: message Constant (every 10-15 seconds) - Outlook Express can compact messages.

    In the last 4-6 months, I get the message: "to free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This can take up to a few minutes. OK / Cancel. "This happens when my computer starts (after welcome screen) up to and including when that I disconnect during the night. AND it happens every 10-15 seconds and up to a few hours. then it stops for several hours and then again every 10-15 seconds. To say that it is boring, frustrating and a pain in the * would be a major understatement.
    I never click OK; always Cancel. I have NO idea why this is happening.

    Around the same time that it started, so-called indexing (?) stood. He appears on the Desktop Board. I never asked for it, have no idea what it is, etc. Have no idea if the two are connected.                   Questions:1) how "Compact messages" go away forever? Where they come from? Why are the projection on my computer.        Note: I am the one and only user on this computer!
    (2) what is indexing? Why I need or want? Why it appear? He needs to go ASAP!

    Finally, the technical stuff: OS - XP Pro SP3. Antivirus: Webroot 2011-2012. To update all patches from Microsoft. Browser: Firefox.
    Nobody knows what is happening and how to make it go away.

    Thank you very much!!!                                    P.S. in the time it took me write this (about 5-7 minutes), the "Compact messages) showed up to 10 times! You see why I'm ready to tear my hair out?

    Assuming that you use either OE, and or, you leave compact once, indexing is perhaps the reason. Windows Search is installed?

    You must tell Windows Search to stop indexing OE.

    Windows Search. Set Desktop Search Options
    http://www.Microsoft.com/Australia/windows/desktopsearch/search/options.mspx

    In the control panel. Indexing Options. Change. Clear the check box for Outlook Express.

    You may leave compact once to reset the counter, but which should end with the prompt up to 100 closures of OE. If you do not OE, you let compact occasionally.

    Why OE insists on compacting folders when I close it? :
    http://www.insideoe.com/FAQs/why.htm#compact

    About file Corruption:
    http://www.Microsoft.com/Windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx

    Compacting your folders periodically is a must to keep OE works fine and at some point, you may lose all your saved messages if you do not. When you delete or move messages, the space they used remains until you compact.

    Never touch anything until the compression is finished.* *.

    See:
    www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2

    With SP2, Automatic compaction in the background has been removed because of problems he has caused. Now, you will get a prompt to compact after 100 closures of OE, you need to do, and do not touch anything until it's finished. If you compact manually, at your convenience, this will also set the counter to zero. See this for more information:
    http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#compact

    If you are fully patched, you will now see a copy of your dbx files copied to the Recycle Bin as BAK files. If something goes wrong when compacting, the messages can be easily restored from this backup. A compact manual resets also the counter in the back of the registry to zero now.

    For more information, see the information framed in red here:
    www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2

    To keep things running smooth and harden faster:

    Do not archive mail in default OE folders. It will eventually become corrupt and you may lose mail. Create your own folders defined by the user for mail storage and move your mail to them. Empty the deleted items folder regularly. Keep user created folders under 300 MB, and also empty as is possible to default folders.

    And backup often.

    Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB Freeware)
    http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/default.aspx

    Bruce Hagen
    MS - MVP October 1, 2004 ~ September 30, 2010
    Imperial Beach, CA

  • When I set uo Outlook Express, all of my emails that were on my cox mail server have been transferred to outlook express and then dissapered. Where have all my messages and how to get them back?

    When I set uo Outlook Express, all of my emails that were on my cox mail server have been transferred to outlook express and then dissapered. Where have all my messages and how to get them back?

    You did not indicate EO to leave a copy of messages on the server, so when he downloaded from the server, they have been removed from it.  Go to tools | Accounts | Mail | Properties | Advanced and check the box leave a copy on the server for the future.
     
    Steve
     

    When I set uo Outlook Express, all of my emails that were on my cox mail server have been transferred to outlook express and then dissapered. Where have all my messages and how to get them back?

  • Outlook Express can compact messages. How can I disable this error?

    OUTLOOK Express on Windows XP very annoying, it's almost each and every time I click on anything whether to open or close any program, etc...

    An error message is displayed: OUTLOOK Express: to free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages.

    This can take up to a few minutes.      OK or CANCEL

    It's on my computer for several years now and bugs the heck out of me.  How can I remove it so he won't?

    ALSO: All programs when opening are reduced to the minimum (small format) forces me to click on the big box next to the RED X at the top right?

    Why this is happening and how to remove this problem.  I do NOT need to expand all my programs constantly from the start?

    Thanks for your help Mike G.   * E-mail address is removed from the privacy *

    I do not use OE so I really should stay out of it, but I have it in my notes that can get you started and then other people may also help:

    I advise all to first understand what is happening and then decide how best to treat for your environment:

    If you are talking about a message that says:

    To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This can take up to a few minutes.

    Automatic compaction of Outlook Express files was introduced in Service Pack 2.

    If you are using Windows XP, there is a registry value called:

    Compact Check Count

    It is located in the registry for a key that looks like this:

    \Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0 HKCU\Identities\ {51909A0B-63EE-4EB3-A9A2-7CFA23C1ADCF}

    Whenever you leave OE (not when you open it), the value of the counter increases by an increment (increment is not a verb so you can't increment something and a counter cannot be incremented).  When the value of the counter gets to 101, the next time you close OE asked you to compress messages.

    There are two things that will increase the value of the counter.

    Exit from Outlook Express will increase the value of the counter.

    If you have Windows Desktop Search installed, it will increase the counter every time it works which is usually at least at each reboot.

    If you use Outlook Express, and Windows Desktop Search, the counter will be increased more frequently — whenever you close Outlook Express and whenever Windows Desktop Search launches when you restart.

    So if you have Desktop Search installed, which will increase the counter of an increment, each time that you start and if you open and close OE ten times a day, your meter will be at eleven after only a day.  Repeat this for 9 days and you will see this message.

    Even if you are not using Outlook Express and only using Windows Desktop Search, which will still increase the meter, so when the meter reaches 100, Windows Desktop Search will prompt you to compress messages at the next reboot even if you use not OE.

    This is because Windows Desktop Search is configured by default to search for the Outlook Express database if you are using OE or not.

    No matter how the counter is increased, if you use at least one of these two, eventually you will see this message appear sooner or later.  But you can stop it when you understand.

    Did you know that the "increase" is not a verb?  If you cannot 'increment' (or decrement) a counter.  You can increase or decrease an increment, however.

    You can compress data when prompted (which resets the counter to 0).

    You can change the registry and reset the counter to hand to buy some time until you see the message again.

    If you do not use Outlook Express and only using Windows Desktop Search you can tell Windows Desktop Search to never watch the Outlook Express database (or uninstall the Windows Desktop Search if you do not use).

    To remove the Option of Windows Desktop Search index to the database of Outlook Express follow these steps:

    Click Start, settings, Control Panel, Indexing Options, change, clear the box Outlook Express, OK, OK, to save the settings and reboot the system so that the changes will be effective.

    After the Outlook Express recommended for use (which would include the normal database maintenance) will prevent you from seeing the message in the first place.  If you see the message that you might want to reconsider how you use Outlook Express and the risks of data store corruption of occasional or misuse (risk behaviours).

    Most people using Outlook Express or Windows Desktop Search agree just remove the indexing Option in Windows Desktop Search and keep the meter that is built into Outlook Express so that they will remind to compact the database from time to time.  If you had to sort of do not maintain your Outlook Express files, it would be risky for your messages.

    Windows Desktop Search is a memory and CPU of pigs anyway, so you better system performance if you just uninstall it.

    Here is an article with some other information:

    http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2

  • Pop-up message to start Outlook express to compress messages. Unwanted. How do I turn it off?

    Whenever I start my computer, Outlook Express has a message he can save hard drive space by compressing messages.  I don't want to do this but he won't give any possibility of not.  Just says: "Ok Cancel" will appear then again net bootup.  How can I activate this view or function?

    OE questions should be asked here in the future.

    XP - Networking, Mail, and getting online Forum
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/xpnetwork/threads

    *************************

    Why do you not want to do?

    Why OE insists on compacting folders when I close it?
    http://www.insideoe.com/FAQs/why.htm#compact

    On the Corruption of files
    http://www.Microsoft.com/Windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx

    Compacting your folders periodically is a must to keep OE works fine and at some point, you may lose all your saved messages if you do not. When you delete or move messages, the space they used remains until you compact.

    Never touch anything until the compression is finished.* *.

    See:
    www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2

    With SP2, Automatic compaction in the background has been removed because of problems he has caused. Now, you will get a prompt to compact after 100 closures of OE, you need to do, and do not touch anything until it's finished. If you compact manually, at your convenience, this will also set the counter to zero. See this for more information:
    http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#compact

    If you are fully patched, you will now see a copy of your dbx files copied to the Recycle Bin as BAK files. If something goes wrong when compacting, the messages can be easily restored from this backup. A compact manual resets also the counter in the back of the registry to zero now.

    For more information, see the information framed in red here:
    www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2

    To keep things running smooth and harden faster:

    Do not archive mail in default OE folders. It will eventually become corrupt and you may lose mail. Create your own folders defined by the user for mail storage and move your mail to them. Empty the deleted items folder regularly. Keep user created folders under 300 MB, and also empty as is possible to default folders.

    And backup often.

    Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB Freeware)
    http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/default.aspx

    Bruce Hagen
    MS - MVP October 1, 2004 ~ September 30, 2010
    Imperial Beach, CA

  • When I click on Outlook Express, all I get is the blue 'title field' then the hourglass and it won't go any further than that.

    When I click on Outlook Express, all I get is the blue 'title field' then the hourglass and it won't go any further than that.  The blue box stays there indefinitely, and all other functions on my PC just slowing down.  Any ideas please?

    original title: Outlook express open used

    Glad you got it work & you are the very welcome, but some tips to follow in order to avoid this in the future, if you don't mind.

    Do not archive mail in the receipt or sent items box. Create your own user-defined folders and move messages you want to put in them. Empty the deleted items folder daily. Although the dbx files have a theoretical capacity of 2 GB, I recommend all a 300 MB max for less risk of corruption.

    Information on the maximum size of the .dbx files that are used by Outlook Express:
    http://support.Microsoft.com/?kbid=903095

    After you're done, followed by compacting your folders manually while working * off * and do it often.

    Click Outlook Express at the top of the the folder tree so no folders are open. Then: File | Work offline (or double-click on work online in the status bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until the compacting is completed.

    Disable analysis in your e-mail anti-virus program. It is a redundant layer of protection that devours the processors and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs and account setting changes. Your up-to-date A / V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For more information, see:
    http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

    And backup often.

    Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB Freeware)
    http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/default.aspx

  • Outlook express 6.0 may send, but receives an error, unidentified, and the message remains in the Outbox

    Outlook express 6.0 may send, but receives an error, unidentified, and the message remains in the Outbox

    You have apparent dbx file corruption.

    Spend most of your messages out of the Inbox and then create new folders to send and sent items box after having moved the messages you want to save to a local folder that you create.

    Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store folder will reveal the location of your Outlook Express files. Note the location and navigate on it in Explorer Windows or, copy and paste in start | Run.

    In Windows XP, Win2K & Win2K3 the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show hidden files and folders under start | Control Panel | Folder Options icon | Opinion, or in Windows Explorer. Tools | Folder options | View.

    With OE closed, find the DBX files for the items in the Outbox and sent and delete them.  New ones will be created automatically when you open OE.

    After you're done, followed by compacting your folders manually while working * off * and do it often.

    Click Outlook Express at the top of the the folder tree so no folders are open. Then: File | Work offline (or double-click on work online in the status bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until the compacting is completed.

    General precautions for Outlook Express:

    Do not archive mail in the receipt or sent items box. Create your own user-defined folders and move messages you want to put in them. Empty the deleted items folder daily. Although the dbx files have a theoretical capacity of 2 GB, I recommend all a 300 MB max for less risk of corruption.

    Information on the maximum size of the .dbx files that are used by Outlook Express:
    http://support.Microsoft.com/?kbid=903095

    Disable analysis in your e-mail anti-virus program. It is a redundant layer of protection that devours the CPUs, slows down sending and receiving and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs, account setting changes and has even been responsible for the loss of messages. Your up-to-date A / V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For more information, see:
    http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

    Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
    http://thundercloud.NET/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

    Note that for some AV programs, it may be necessary to uninstall the program and reinstall in custom Mode and uncheck analysis when the option is the result of e-mail messages.

    Compact often as specified above.

    And backup often.

    Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB Freeware)
    http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/default.aspx

  • Outlook Express (XP) - Error Message "there was an error opening this message. An error has occurred. "When you try to open an e-mail.

    I can not open e-mails or addressbook from OE.

    When you open an email, I get the following messages, 'there was an error opening this message.  An error has occurred. "However, I can save an email on my desk (cause I can't open it) and receive the following error message while trying to open my office on the second dialog box AFTER the above message, Outlook express could not be started.  It can be installed incorrectly.  Make sure your disk is not full and you're not out of memory.  Contact Microsoft support for further assistance (0x8004104F)".  I'm not out of disk space or memory.

    When I try to open the address book within the OE, the error message says "unable to open the address book.  The AddressBook is may not be installed correctly.  I check that the WAB file is not read-only (as a matter of fact, I can open the WAB file directly by double-clicking in Explorer and email as an 'Action' very well).  Also, I check register and I have not any sharing with Outlook 2007.  I continue to receive emails and such mentioned, can send through the WAB file.

    There was an update of Windows by 18 points before it do not longer work.  I don't have a record of what has been installed.  I tried to come back a week to a previous restore point, but told me that nothing has changed.

    Help, please.  This has worked well for years.

    Remove Folders.dbx. If you can get OE open, create a new book of identity and address.

    In Windows XP, the files of user OE (DBX and WAB) are by default marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show hidden files and folders under start | Control Panel | Folder Options icon | Opinion, or in Windows Explorer. Tools | Folder options | View.

    The path to the message will be very similar to this:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Your User of utilisateur\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\ {long string of letters & numbers} \Microsoft\Outlook Express

    With OE closed, find the Folders.dbx file and delete it.  Another will be created automatically when you open OE.

    Note these possible side effects:

    When you re - start OE, it will build a new index of all *.dbx files it can read and create a new Folders.dbx. However, understand that you will lose the mail directory structure and message rules will probably have to be edited.

  • How can I configure Outlook Express to receive messages to different mailboxes (via POP3) but to send messages and responses using a single SMTP account?

    How can I configure Outlook Express to receive messages to different mailboxes (via POP3) but to send messages and responses using only a single SMTP account?

    In other words, I need to download via POP3 messages sent to the * address email is removed from the privacy *, * address email is removed from the privacy *, * address email is removed from the privacy * but I want to send messages using Mar SMTP service associated to * address email is removed from the privacy *

    If I get a message like * address email is removed from the privacy * I want to answer as * address email is removed from the privacy *.

    Is this possible?

    How can I configure Outlook Express?

    Concerning

    Marius

    You can do this if the Server SMTP allows you to send from a location that you are not connected via their internet service.  So if you have this permission, go to tools | Accounts | Add mail.  Then under the account of property | You want to set the server for incoming mail to the POP3 account, and then the SMTP protocol for the other account that you use to send servers.  And then indicate whether or not the server requires authentication, and if yes, then you will need to put in the user name and password for the SMTP server it.  Under properties. Advanced to define appropriate ports that may be different from the default value according to e-mail accounts.  You can also check the "leave a copy of messages on the server" for accounts POP3, if you access messages from multiple computers.

    Once you have an account set up, then you can set others upward in the same way, but change the POP3 properties for each while leaving the SMTP ones the same.

    Once you have all that in place, you might want to backup things in case something goes wrong: www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#6

    Steve

  • To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This can take up to a few minutes.

    Every few minutes the message:

    "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages.  This can take up to a few minutes. »

    It is irrelevant for two reasons:

    (1) I do not use Outlook Express and have therefore no messages to be compacted.

    (2) I have not free disk space as I am currently using only five percent of the very large disks.

    Is could someone please tell me how I get rid of this very irritating message.

    Try to reset the compact County in the registry:

    1. Start the registry editor.
    2. Open this key:

      \Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\ {identity}

      where the identity is a string of letters, numbers, and dashes.

    3. The value of Compact Check Count to 0.
    4. Close the registry editor.

    For more information, see why you should let Outlook Express Compact Messages when it asks you .

    WARNING: Incorrectly editing the registry can damage your system and prevent Windows to start. Before you do, back up your important data, make a restore point and make sure that you know how to repair a damaged system. Boulder computer Maven
    Most Microsoft Valuable Professional

  • Delete the message "for free space disk outlook express can compact messages."

    I use a PC with Windows XP SP3. I use Outlook Express to access a mail server via POP3 / SMTP. Several times, I get a message saying "Disk outlook express can compact messages for free space": how to prevent the message from appearing?

    I read the posts in this forum even on users not using only not OE. I use OE, but I want to choose if and when compacting messages...

    Greetings and greetings of the season

    Marius

    Prompt compaction is triggered whenever you close OE 100 times.  So if you compact manually, you don't get invited again until you close OE for another 100 times.  Unfortunately there is no way to change this.  Dbx files shall be compacted.  If they are not, they will move on to an enormous size, and then get corrupted, so it is important to pack on a regular basis.
     
    Steve
     

    I use a PC with Windows XP SP3. I use Outlook Express to access a mail server via POP3 / SMTP. Several times, I get a message saying "Disk outlook express can compact messages for free space": how to prevent the message from appearing?

    I read the posts in this forum even on users not using only not OE. I use OE, but I want to choose if and when compacting messages...

    Greetings and greetings of the season

    Marius

  • To stop, "to free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take a few minutes"pop up.

    original title: unwanted pop-ups

    To stop, "to free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take a few minutes"pop up.

    Yahoo!!  The popup is gone!  Had tried several other procedures, nothing helps.  This fix was relatively easy and successful.  Thanx loads, Runde

  • Whenever I have new identity in Outlook Express 6.0, I get a dialogue box that says to save space, Outlook Express can compact messages.

    Outlook Express 6 problem

    Whenever I have new identity in Outlook Express 6.0, I get a dialogue box that says to save space, Outlook Express can compact messages.  I received a patch of Bruce Hagen to tell Windows to stop indexing. It worked for 6 days, now it is doing it again. The box that Bruce was told in Indexing Options is always disabled. Is there something more, what can I do?

    I have constant guard on my computer. Should I remove it?

    Yes, Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, you should Uninstall constant guard.

    [Constant guard (AKA ProtectedID) has been installed when installing Comcast freebie keeps constant Protection Suite that also included Norton Security Suite.]

    Because my computer crashed and I have [done a clean install of Windows XP], when I restart I get has if you asking to the screen in black and white, I want to run MS XP or XP Ms.  If I hit enter it go far, as it does after a while if I do nothing. I never had this before. How can I get rid of him?

    Although this behavior is indeed a concern, I'm afraid that it is totally off-topic for this thread, Charles.

    For assistance that question, you can start your own new thread in this forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-system

    Good luck!

  • Get the message "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages" - No. OE installed

    From the beginning of this week, I get a pop-up message stating "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages".  This happens when that I start.  The fact is; I do not use Outlook Express or have installed. I checked the Windows components that are installed and checked that.  Once again; He started at the beginning of this week.  There are a few updates that was installed earlier this week also.  No other software has been added.  I use Outlook 2003 and have for years.  Will continue to cancel this message, I would appreciate it if someone could shed some light on how to prevent this message from poping up upward.

    Of course, it has something to with Windows Search as you suggest.
    I open the Indexing Options and found that Outlook Express was listed and checked in an indexed location.
    I took the case off Outlook Express but he left on my Outlook 2003.
    The settings saved and restarted.
    The message poped always upward, but I noticed one thing - search index icon does not appear in the taskbar until I actually recognized the message by choosing .  I waited about a minute and a half before that I did to make sure my boot is complete.  Soon I clicked on cancel search index icon appeared on the system tray.

Maybe you are looking for