outlook express 6.0 dbx file sizes


F

Fred

Hi, I deleted all messages from the sent items and deleted items folders, yet
when I check the dbx files for these folders they are quite large, around 17
mb in size. I would think they would be zero. Can anyone help?

Thanks a lot.
 
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J

Jim

Hi, I deleted all messages from the sent items and deleted items folders, yet
when I check the dbx files for these folders they are quite large, around 17
mb in size. I would think they would be zero. Can anyone help?

Thanks a lot.
Close / reopen program ?
 
F

FromTheRafters

Dbx files won't get smaller until you compact the associated "folders".
 
P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

See http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#compact

General OE Caveats:

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Frequently perform a manual compact of all OE folders while "working
offline". More at http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm

- Do not cancel Automatic Compacting, should it occur, and do not attempt to
close OE via Task Manager or shutdown your machine if Automatic Compacting
is taking place.

- Disable email scanning by your anti-virus application. It can cause
corruption (i.e., loss of messages) and provides no additional protection:

Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

 
R

rmcevoy

You can do a sort on *.dbx and delete the ones you want to delete
save inbox you might need it
The dbx files that you delete will be recreated again
If you do delete them do a defrag on the drive
Bob
 
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B

Bill in Co.

A much better and safer idea is simply to run the Compact All Folders
routine as was previously suggested, rather than deleting some dbx files
(which wouldn't be updated properly in Folders.dbx, UNLESS that folder too
was also deleted, and then everything would have to be rebuilt again.
(That is not recommended unless it's an absolute necessity due to corruption
of folders, as the entire prior subfolder structure is lost).
 
F

Fred

Thanks a lot. This resolved the issue.
--
Fred


Peter Foldes said:
crossposted to the outlookexpress.general newsgroup
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Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.



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F

Fred

Excellent suggestions. Thanks.
--
Fred


PA Bear said:
See http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#compact

General OE Caveats:

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Frequently perform a manual compact of all OE folders while "working
offline". More at http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm

- Do not cancel Automatic Compacting, should it occur, and do not attempt to
close OE via Task Manager or shutdown your machine if Automatic Compacting
is taking place.

- Disable email scanning by your anti-virus application. It can cause
corruption (i.e., loss of messages) and provides no additional protection:

Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


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S

shestakjoe

Hi Fred,

Do not worry! if you take help of outside appliance then a few possibilities to size Outlook Express files.

At present, Outlook Express Restore is famous app that has amazing proficiency in this arena.

I am regular user of this app & have experience to use this multitasking utility that’s why sharing with you.

Just try, this may help to recover, get back deleted .dbx items or other issue.

http://howto-repairdbxfile.tumblr.com/

Good Luck!
 

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