Outlook Express 6 Pop-Up Message

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How do I keep a particular pop-up message from appearing? I keep getting a message box that says "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take up to a few minutes." I do not need to compact my messages as I have plenty of hard disk space. However, I can't seem to get rid of this message either. Tom

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Hello Tom,

I know that this is 1 1/2 years old now but I will post an answer anyway in the hopes that it will help you and maybe others.

To get rid of this bothersome message, do the following:

Click start>Run>type the word regEDIT>click OK>My Computer>Hkey_Current_User>Identities>Software>Microsoft>Outlook Express>5.0>Click Compact Check Count. Change Value Data to Zero for both Hexadecimal and decimal.

That is it. That will fix your problem. You have to go back in occasionally to re-zero those values because the counter keeps incrementing up 1 each time you open Outlook Express. This problem plagued me too for a long time.

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  • Jeboy23
    hi..what i did is just open Outlook Express, and then click tools, options, maintenance, cleanup now, remove messages, then compact..apply and ok..then click file and check work offline since im not even using OE..that simple... =]
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