I really need help with this!! Outlook Express 6 compacts all folders after you open it 100 times.
I need to shut off the automatic compacting. I am quite happy to do it manually, a folder at a time, whe I am not busy. I know there is no way under Tools/Options/Maintenance to shut off the auto compact "feature" so went to the Registry looking for it. Could not find it. But I assume it must be there somewhere!
Would someone please tell me how to shut off the automatic compacting?
Last night OE went through a lengthy compact process only to hang up at the end with a message that "another program" has one of the folders "in use." There was a folder that gave me that message when I went to manually compact it several months ago. It was new and almost empty so I deleted it. There must be another one now.
I manually compact folders that I frequently move things out of so that they shrink to their "real" size - just good housekeeping, I think. I also split folders, moving messages to a new folder when the old one gets too many messages in it. This keeps each folder relatively lean, and I compact after splitting.
At any rate, after OE gave me the "folder in use" message last night it stopped compacting and I could use the program again. This morning I began using email and all of a sudden it started compacting, unasked, attempting to start from the beginning. Compacting takes a very long time - more than an hour - and I can't have it doing this when I am working. I cancelled - scary because that can cause lost messages and I totally depend on OE for my work.
Can someone please help me shut off the automatic compacting?
Thank you very much!!!!