1gb size .dbx file in OE6


T

Trish

My email client is Outlook Express6. One of my dbx (local storage file)
is almost 1 gb in size. I wish to move that particular dbx file to a
separate place from the outlook folder. The reason for this is the backup
takes a long time.


Is it possible to add that .dbx later on to OE6 folder to view the contents?
How to make OE6 recognize the .dbx file?

Thanks in advance.

Trish
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Trish said:
My email client is Outlook Express6. One of my dbx (local storage file)
is almost 1 gb in size. I wish to move that particular dbx file to a
separate place from the outlook folder. The reason for this is the backup
takes a long time.


Is it possible to add that .dbx later on to OE6 folder to view the
contents? How to make OE6 recognize the .dbx file?

Thanks in advance.

Trish

Your previous post in this newsgroup was about Excel. Someone
suggested that you should repost it in an Excel newsgroup. This
question is about OE. It's the same again: Best to post it in an OE
newsgroup!
 
B

Bruce Hagen

Crossposted to Outlook Express general newsgroup.

***Visit Windows Updates before you continue***. You are running and older,
less secure version of Outlook Express.

1: The size for this folder is too large and corruption is likely to happen
in the near future. Create more folders and spread the messages between
them. Keep them all under 200MB.

2: Now that you have done this, compact you folders.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until
the compacting is completed.

3: How are you backing up? Even with files like you have, a freeware tool
like this should only take a few seconds.

This freeware tool backs up everything in OE in seconds. Disregard what is
written in red. That is referring to a different program.

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB):
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx

If you still want the messages out of your current OE identity, create a new
identity and import the folders you want to archive to it. This will free up
space in your primary identity and only one backup of the new identities
folders would be needed until you added to them.

General precautions for Outlook Express:

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually become
corrupt. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and move your
mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep user created
folders under 100MB, and Default folders as empty as is feasible.

After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while
working *offline* and do it often.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until
the compacting is completed.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant layer
of protection that eats up CPUs and causes a multitude of problems such as
time-outs and account setting changes. Your up-to-date A/V program will
continue to protect you sufficiently. For more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background and
leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.

And backup often.

Backup & Restore:
http://www.insideoe.com/backup/

This is a great two click program:

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB)
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
 
T

Trish

Thanks. Great help
Bruce Hagen said:
Crossposted to Outlook Express general newsgroup.

***Visit Windows Updates before you continue***. You are running and
older, less secure version of Outlook Express.

1: The size for this folder is too large and corruption is likely to
happen in the near future. Create more folders and spread the messages
between them. Keep them all under 200MB.

2: Now that you have done this, compact you folders.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything
until the compacting is completed.

3: How are you backing up? Even with files like you have, a freeware tool
like this should only take a few seconds.

This freeware tool backs up everything in OE in seconds. Disregard what is
written in red. That is referring to a different program.

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB):
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx

If you still want the messages out of your current OE identity, create a
new identity and import the folders you want to archive to it. This will
free up space in your primary identity and only one backup of the new
identities folders would be needed until you added to them.

General precautions for Outlook Express:

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually become
corrupt. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and move
your mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep user created
folders under 100MB, and Default folders as empty as is feasible.

After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while
working *offline* and do it often.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything
until the compacting is completed.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
layer of protection that eats up CPUs and causes a multitude of problems
such as time-outs and account setting changes. Your up-to-date A/V program
will continue to protect you sufficiently. For more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background
and leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.

And backup often.

Backup & Restore:
http://www.insideoe.com/backup/

This is a great two click program:

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB)
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
 
T

Trish

Thanks for the detailed reply Bruce.
I am using winxp sp2/OE6. I did not find a OE7 or new versions. How can I
download only OE new version?

Trish

----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Hagen
Newsgroups:
microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: 1gb size .dbx file in OE6


Crossposted to Outlook Express general newsgroup.

***Visit Windows Updates before you continue***. You are running and
older,
less secure version of Outlook Express.
 
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Bruce Hagen

There is no OE7, but OE6 has been patched six times since SP2 was released,
you are missing the last two.

Your message headers read:

X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3028
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.3100

If you were fully patched, they would read:

X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3138
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.3198

Go to Windows Updates and choose Custom. See what is available for you.
 
Z

zhyl

Crossposted toOutlook Expressgeneral newsgroup.

***Visit Windows Updates before you continue***. You are running and older,
less secure version ofOutlook Express.

1: The size for this folder is too large and corruption is likely to happen
in the near future. Create more folders and spread the messages between
them. Keep them all under 200MB.

2: Now that you have done this, compact you folders.

Click onOutlook Expressat the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until
the compacting is completed.

3: How are you backing up? Even with files like you have, a freeware tool
like this should only take a few seconds.

This freeware tool backs up everything in OE in seconds. Disregard what is
written in red. That is referring to a different program.

Outlook ExpressQuick Backup (OEQB):http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx

If you still want the messages out of your current OE identity, create a new
identity and import the folders you want to archive to it. This will free up
space in your primary identity and only one backup of the new identities
folders would be needed until you added to them.

General precautions forOutlook Express:

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually becomecorrupt. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and move your
mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep user created
folders under 100MB, and Default folders as empty as is feasible.

After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while
working *offline* and do it often.

Click onOutlook Expressat the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until
the compacting is completed.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant layer
of protection that eats up CPUs and causes a multitude of problems such as
time-outs and account setting changes. Your up-to-date A/V program will
continue to protect you sufficiently. For more, see:http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background and
leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.

And backup often.

Backup & Restore:http://www.insideoe.com/backup/

This is a great two click program:

Outlook ExpressQuick Backup (OEQB)http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVPOutlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA









- ÏÔʾÒýÓõÄÎÄ×Ö -
Hi,

You may try Advanced Outlook Express Repair at http://www.datanumen.com/aoer/
This tool is rather useful in salvaging damaged Outlook Express dbx
files.

Alan
 
B

Bruce Hagen

Thanks for crossposting the spam.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA



Crossposted toOutlook Expressgeneral newsgroup.

***Visit Windows Updates before you continue***. You are running and
older,
less secure version ofOutlook Express.

1: The size for this folder is too large and corruption is likely to
happen
in the near future. Create more folders and spread the messages between
them. Keep them all under 200MB.

2: Now that you have done this, compact you folders.

Click onOutlook Expressat the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything
until
the compacting is completed.

3: How are you backing up? Even with files like you have, a freeware tool
like this should only take a few seconds.

This freeware tool backs up everything in OE in seconds. Disregard what is
written in red. That is referring to a different program.

Outlook ExpressQuick Backup
(OEQB):http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx

If you still want the messages out of your current OE identity, create a
new
identity and import the folders you want to archive to it. This will free
up
space in your primary identity and only one backup of the new identities
folders would be needed until you added to them.

General precautions forOutlook Express:

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually
becomecorrupt. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and
move your
mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep user created
folders under 100MB, and Default folders as empty as is feasible.

After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while
working *offline* and do it often.

Click onOutlook Expressat the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything
until
the compacting is completed.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
layer
of protection that eats up CPUs and causes a multitude of problems such as
time-outs and account setting changes. Your up-to-date A/V program will
continue to protect you sufficiently. For more,
see:http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background
and
leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.

And backup often.

Backup & Restore:http://www.insideoe.com/backup/

This is a great two click program:

Outlook ExpressQuick Backup
(OEQB)http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVPOutlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA









- ÏÔʾÒýÓõÄÎÄ×Ö -
Hi,

You may try Advanced Outlook Express Repair at
http://www.datanumen.com/aoer/
This tool is rather useful in salvaging damaged Outlook Express dbx
files.

Alan
 
P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

SPAM! [Link is to a utility to (supposedly) repair Outlook, not Outlook
Express.]
 
D

Doug W.

PA Bear said:
SPAM! [Link is to a utility to (supposedly) repair Outlook,
not Outlook Express.]
While I don't need or use the referenced (advertised) products,
to be quite clear, the link refers to Outlook Express repair AND
a second pgm is available for Outlook repair (if you read the
fine print).
-
 
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Z

zhyl

PA Bear said:
notOutlook Express.]

While I don't need or use the referenced (advertised) products,
to be quite clear, the link refers toOutlook Expressrepair AND
a second pgm is available for Outlook repair (if you read the
fine print).
-

Hi,

There is a tool called Advanced Outlook Express Repair. I have used it
to repair many corrupt Outlook Express dbx files on my damaged disks
successfully. Its homepage is http://www.datanumen.com/aoer/

Alan
 

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