Outlook Express 'compacting emails.

Several times a DAY Outlook Express wants to compact my emails. Even if I leave compact emails, it returns & return. What can I do to stop this? I use IE8.

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  • After Outlook Express compacting on request, all emails before March 2010 had disappeared.

    Dear Sir.

    2011-05-30, when I used e-mail on the Microsoft Outlook Express check, asked me to compact the emails in order to free more space.  I have it done, but all the email before March 2011 were missing.  I don't know how to get / find them.

    Help, please.  My email address if * address email is removed from the privacy * or * address email is removed from the privacy *.

    Concerning

    Frankie Tang

    I guess that you don't like my advice after using OE for 12 years, but if you have no copies of your files dbx bak in the trash, then:

    DBXpress run in extract disc Mode has the best chance to recover messages.
    http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/default.aspx

    There is no other tool that can extract messages from a dbx file that was a clean rag.

  • emails missing when outlook express compact

    When outlook express is closed, he asked if I wanted to compact the files to save space. After compaction, all mails disappeared and are no longer in the Inbox. Where can I find them

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

    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

  • How to cancel outlook express compacting

    I was invited by Outlook Express if I wanted Compact files, and it might take some time. I was about to leave worrk and time was available so I said yes. I saw my computer (not this one) via gotomypc a few hours later and find emails in my Inbox were deleted to February now. I would like to know if I can cancel it. I had no idea that the compaction meant Delete. Or is there a place on my computer, where I can go to open the info compacted?

    Hello

    You can repair Outlook and check.

    An Outlook Express basic repair kit
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/2398839
     
  • Outlook Express inbox emails have disappeared

    Inbox in outlook express has fallen six months of emails

    I was hoping that it would be easy, but not so much.
     
     
    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
     
     
    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  
  • In Outlook Express lost emails and get the 0X800C0133 error

    I lost all my emails in my Inbox and now cannot receive emails at all. Error message is 0X800C0133. Need help to restore the email account and also I was wondering if it will be possible to recover the lost emails.

    Thank you

    Error number: 0x800C0133 = a corrupt Inbox.
     
    Move any message you want to save to a local folder that you create if you can.
     
    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 | View.
     
    With OE closed, find the box of Inbox.dbx and rename it to Inboxold.dbx. Another will be created automatically when you open OE.
     
    Now, you have an Inbox clean and fresh. Check the Windows Recycle Bin and the message OE store folder for a file Inbox.bak. If you have one, note the date of creation and after return before doing anything. If you do not have a bak file, DBXpress is your best chance to retrieve your messages.
    http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/default.aspx
     
    You may need to run in the extract from disk Mode if its normal recovery mode fails to find lost messages.
    **********************************************************
     
    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.
     
    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
  • Outlook Express lost emails

    My outlook express compressed in order to free disk space and lost all the emails of the 15/06/10 abreast. How to make a comeback?

    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

  • Outlook Express Inbox emails disappeared after power failure

    Remember - this is a public forum so never post private information such as numbers of mail or telephone!

    Last night, there was a sudden unplanned shutdown down of the PC (turn off).  After the reboot (late last night) and go to the Inbox Outlook Express, only e-mail messages today were from this time (2 / 26 +)!  I can't find any obvious backup file for old messages (more than 26/02/2010).

    (1) what might have happened?  I got shut-off before without any problem.

    (2) where the old emails can be (if not actually erased)?

    (3) how can I get these emails restored to OE (if they still exist)?

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    S

    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

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

    Recovery tools:

    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

    Bruce Hagen MS - MVP [Mail]

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    If you are talking about a message that says:

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

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

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    Even if you are not using Outlook Express and only using Windows Desktop Search, which will further increase the count, so when the counter gets to 100, Windows Desktop Search will prompt you to compress messages during the next reboot.  This is because Windows Desktop Search is configured by default to search for the Outlook Express database if you are using Outlook Express 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.

    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).

    Following the best practices for using Outlook Express 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).

    Using Outlook Express or Windows Desktop Search at the same time most people are satisfied to 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.

    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.

    Do, or do not. There is no test.

    I need YOUR voice and the points for helpful answers and propose responses. I'm saving for a pony!

  • In Outlook Express deleted emails go to the trash folder and remain.

    Using Windows XP.  No matter what I do, I can't do these messages disappear and trash folders are becoming bigger and bigger.  This just started a few days ago.

    By trash, I assume you mean deleted items? Deleted items is probably damaged. On the off chance that you want messages to be saved in deleted items, (a garbage can), move them to a local folder, you create and then follow these steps.
     
    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 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.
     
    With OE closed, find the DBX file for deleted items and delete it.  Another will be created automatically when you open OE.
     
     
     
    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
     
    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
     
    In tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in the background box and let it unchecked. {N/a if running XP/SP2}.
     
    And backup often.
     
    Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB):
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  • Help please in Outlook express 6 emails not just send receive

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    Do not give you the runaround, but you'll have to ask the experts of Hotmail.
     
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  • Why is outlook express send emails with attachments multiple times

    Whenever I send an email with attachments, it remains in the Outbox but continues to send. An error message is displayed, but there are no details or error number

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    3. should we come up with any particular mail or all mail?

    Perform the following troubleshooting steps:

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    Check out the following link to create a new identity.

    OLEXP: How to create and use identities in Outlook Express 5.x and 6.0

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    Check out the following link to import the contacts.

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  • How can I install and use outlook express as email scanned by default on windows xp?

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    You can not make OE your email client by default if you are not using OE. You can do the following and start using OE, but why don't you just save the scan to a Windows folder and then start a new message from Hotmail and fix it? Using OE with Hotmail is a chore, if you're not used to it.

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  • Outlook express 6 emails disappear without be deleted where are they going?

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    The strange things about this is that the mails are visible when you view them via Solution Explorer and they can be added to Windows Mail one by one.  However, they do not seem to be in a dbx file and they are not imported when the folder is selected.  Don't know how all these emails got it sorted by name of the person (in the folders).

    The strange things about this is that the mails are visible when you view them via Solution Explorer and they can be added to Windows Mail one by one.  However, they do not seem to be in a dbx file and they are not imported when the folder is selected.  Don't know how all these emails got it sorted by name of the person (in the folders).

    First of all, please note that Windows Mail is not provided and does not normally work under Windows 7. Perhaps mean you Windows Live Mail, which is a differnet program and also does not come with Windows7, well that many manufacturers together with the computers they sell.

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