>Hi Rich - that was my next step - I just had wondered if I could manually
>delete the files -
Try the MTACHECK first. Removing files from the MTADATA directory is
not something for the faint of heart.
If the MTACHECK doesn't remove those files, and you're not
risk-adverse, you can MOVE them to another directory (don't delete 'em
yet) and rerun MTACHECK. A really safe approach to the problem would
be to COPY the entire MTADATA directory to another directory before
you begin. If you remove the wrong file and MTACHECK objects you can
simply copy the whole directory back and start over.
If the files you want to remove are abandoned files from some previous
attempt at recovering a damaged MTA database (by copying the files
from the bootenv directory on the server CD, for instance, or from the
mtadata directory on the server CD) then the MTACHECK won't notice
they're missing and will report the database as clean.
MCSE, Exchange MVP
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