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    Turn off background compaction XP2 (OE 6.00.2900.2180)

    Is there a method of stopping automatic compaction of email folders in SP2? In tools/options/maintenance, the option to enable/disable compaction is not present. I have Iolo Search and Recover, which claims to be able to recover deleted OE mail, but requires compaction to be turned off.
    Would appreciate your advice!
    Dianne

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    Re: Turn off background compaction XP2 (OE 6.00.2900.2180)

    I don't believe you can turn it off after SP2 is installed. Read the "When the Cure Kills: Compacting and Corruption" section in this article. Or look at this Google search for more info. This screenshot shows the options I have for compaction of email in OE 6. I'm running XP Pro SP2 fully updated and patched.
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    Re: Turn off background compaction XP2 (OE 6.00.2900.2180)

    Thank you for your reply, Doc. Google had led me to the same articles, and prompted me to wonder why this information is not available on the software web site. In other words, one of the main claimed functions of Search and Recover is nullified for users of XP SP2 (presumably/hopefully the majority of XP users).
    Dianne

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