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    Unknown Outlook files

    I have found 8 files in my outlook folder that I can't identify and they take up about 5Gb.

    The names all start with "SBSE___" and then end with various strings like ".2BV" .4F6" ",ALU". I cant fine any reference to them any where and I need that space!

    I hope someone can help me find out what they are

    Alec

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    I have seen those, but I can't remember what they are. move them to a temp folder, reboot test everything and if everything still works delete them, if not, move them back to where they came from, reboot.
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    Yes, I guess that is what I'll have to do. It would have been interesting to see what they are, thouigh.

    Thanks for your input

    Alec

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    Can you post the full name of one or two?

    Are you running any third party software to backup or sync your Outlook data?

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    What a good thought..amazing how someone else can see something staring you in the face that you can't.

    I use a program called SyncBackSE to manage my backups. Here are the filenames:
    SBSE____.2BV
    SBSE____.4F6
    SBSE____.ALU
    SBSE____.ETG
    SBSE____.ISD
    SBSE____.NWZ
    SBSE____.X07
    SBSE____.ZKM
    SBSE____.ZKM

    So I have contacted them, and I bet its a working file from that program. Its a good program because it will backup an open .pst file.

    Thanks for the help, i'll post the answer.

    Alec

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    I did see something about SyncBackSe while searching around. But at their site there is no information I could find about file naming, temporary files, etc.

    Joe

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    What version of Outlook are you using?
    Thanks John
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    I have had a reply from SynchBak people who confirm that they are temporay files from SyncBakSE. When backing up they make a temporary copy before finishing the backup. At some point the process must have been interrupted before the program could clean up.

    I have moved them out the Outlook folder and all seems to be fine so I will delete them.

    Thanks to all for the help.

    Alec

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    Glad you got it resolved. That is good information. Thanks for posting back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alecco47 View Post
    What a good thought..amazing how someone else can see something staring you in the face that you can't.

    I use a program called SyncBackSE to manage my backups. Here are the filenames:
    SBSE____.2BV
    SBSE____.4F6
    SBSE____.ALU
    SBSE____.ETG
    SBSE____.ISD
    SBSE____.NWZ
    SBSE____.X07
    SBSE____.ZKM
    SBSE____.ZKM

    So I have contacted them, and I bet its a working file from that program. Its a good program because it will backup an open .pst file.

    Thanks for the help, i'll post the answer.

    Alec
    I use SyncBack, but I do not sync with Outlook open. I don't see any files like those you listed.

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