> YW. Steve has a knack for fixing things MS screws up. <w>
> Bruce Hagen
> MS MVP - Outlook Express
>> Thanks. I never thought to use that button, just did File>Folder>Compact
>> I'll use the button from now on.
>>> With SP2, automatic background compacting was removed due to
>>> problems it caused. Now you will get a prompt to compact after 100
>>> OE closings, which you should do. See this for more information:
>>> Manual compacting is fine, but the registry counter does not reset to
>>> zero so you will still get the prompt. Don't check Do not show me this
>>> again because OE will start to compact after 100 closings without you
>>> knowing, and if you shut down the machine while it is compacting, you
>>> will lose messages. Check out OETool for the best solution.
>>> Steve Cochran has added a button in his new version of OE Tool
>>> that will not only Compact All Folders, but at the same time,
>>> resets the "Compact Check Count" to zero whenever you compact
>>> manually. You will see the prompt again if you do not compact
>>> before 100 closings.
>>> It is still advised to check Work Offline before you compact.
>>> Bruce Hagen
>>> MS MVP - Outlook Express
>>>> Following frequent advice here, I periodically go offline and compact
>>>> folders manually:
>>>> File > Folder > Compact all folders
>>>> But sometimes OE gets in a mood where every time I close, even
>>>> immediately after "compacting all folders," I still get the box:
>>>> "To free up disc space, Outlook Express can compact messages .....
>>>> [ ] Don't show me this again
>>>> [OK] [Cancel] "
>>>> It's now in such a mood, and is getting annoying.
>>>> (A) Why is it doing this if I've compacted manually? And how to make
>>>> it stop?
>>>> (B) If I check the "Don't show me this again" will it
>>>> (1) not try to compact messages upon exiting, or
>>>> (2) go ahead and compact without asking me?