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.PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429310] Thu, 16 October 2008 09:50 Go to next message
Bobby  is currently offline Bobby
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I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the local
file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.

File is Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
How do I clean up this file?
Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429360] Thu, 16 October 2008 11:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bobby  is currently offline Bobby
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Tom:

Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.

Bobby

"Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:

> Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
>
> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
> :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the local
> : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
> :
> : File is Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
> : How do I clean up this file?
> : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
>
>
>
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429376] Thu, 16 October 2008 11:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bobby  is currently offline Bobby
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"DL" wrote:

> Afraid you are plain wrong Outlook uses pst files, Outlook Express is a
> completely different program and uses dbx files
>
> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
> > Tom:
> >
> > Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
> > Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
> >
> > Bobby
> >
> > "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
> >
> >> Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
> >>
> >> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
> >> :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the
> >> local
> >> : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
> >> :
> >> : File is Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
> >> : How do I clean up this file?
> >> : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429377] Thu, 16 October 2008 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bobby  is currently offline Bobby
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DL:

Give it a try - when I was trying to export mail yesterday I ended up with
the outlook.pst file growing each time I did the export.

I deleted the .pst file and Outlook Express no longer worked.

I copied the .pst file to a memory stick, took it to my desktop (Outlook
2003) and import the mail from the file. There were 5 copies of every
message.

I deleted all the duplicates and compacted the file in Outlook (down to 9MB)
copied it back to my memeory stick, copied the file back to my laptop
(Outlook express).
and it works fine.

Outlook Express on my Win XP Home Laptop is using this file for something.

Bobby


"DL" wrote:

> Afraid you are plain wrong Outlook uses pst files, Outlook Express is a
> completely different program and uses dbx files
>
> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
> > Tom:
> >
> > Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
> > Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
> >
> > Bobby
> >
> > "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
> >
> >> Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
> >>
> >> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
> >> :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the
> >> local
> >> : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
> >> :
> >> : File is Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
> >> : How do I clean up this file?
> >> : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429381] Thu, 16 October 2008 11:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gordon  is currently offline Gordon
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"Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> DL:
>
> Give it a try - when I was trying to export mail yesterday I ended up with
> the outlook.pst file growing each time I did the export.
>
> I deleted the .pst file and Outlook Express no longer worked.
>
> I copied the .pst file to a memory stick, took it to my desktop (Outlook
> 2003) and import the mail from the file. There were 5 copies of every
> message.
>
> I deleted all the duplicates and compacted the file in Outlook (down to
> 9MB)
> copied it back to my memeory stick, copied the file back to my laptop
> (Outlook express).
> and it works fine.
>
> Outlook Express on my Win XP Home Laptop is using this file for something.
>
> Bobby

Are you ABSOLUTELY certain that it is Outlook EXPRESS that you have on your
laptop and not Outlook? (Do help-about). I re-iterate what DL says - Outlook
EXPRESS does not, and CANNOT, use a pst file. It never has and it never
will.
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429383] Thu, 16 October 2008 11:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tom[11]  is currently offline tom[11]
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Why are you posting about Outlook Express in an Outlook newsgroup?

Sorry, Outlook Express, which is a different program, does NOT use pst.
That is exclusive to Outlook. OE use .dbx files.


"Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
: Tom:
:
: Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
: Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
:
: Bobby
:
: "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
:
: > Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
: >
: > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: > news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
: > :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the
local
: > : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
: > :
: > : File is Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
: > : How do I clean up this file?
: > : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
: >
: >
: >
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429394] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bobby  is currently offline Bobby
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Tom:

Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just dchecked the
..pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6 messages the
file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.

I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.

Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
Express.

Bobby


"Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:

> Why are you posting about Outlook Express in an Outlook newsgroup?
>
> Sorry, Outlook Express, which is a different program, does NOT use pst.
> That is exclusive to Outlook. OE use .dbx files.
>
>
> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
> : Tom:
> :
> : Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
> : Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
> :
> : Bobby
> :
> : "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
> :
> : > Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
> : >
> : > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : > news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
> : > :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the
> local
> : > : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
> : > :
> : > : File is Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
> : > : How do I clean up this file?
> : > : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
> : >
> : >
> : >
>
>
>
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429398] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gordon  is currently offline Gordon
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"Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:83455FF2-58B6-46E0-93C3-76C51FB43CB4@microsoft.com...
> Tom:
>
> Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just dchecked
> the
> .pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
> deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6 messages
> the
> file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.
>
> I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.
>
> Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
> Express.
>

No NO NO! OE does NOT I repeat NOT, NOT, NOT use pst files. Please accept
this as the truth.
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429399] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DL  is currently offline DL
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Outlook Express does NOT use a pst file, not now or ever; you can export
Express msgs to Outlook and its pst file only if Outlook is configured on
the same PC.
The size of a pst file is not a finite indicator of its contents.

"Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:83455FF2-58B6-46E0-93C3-76C51FB43CB4@microsoft.com...
> Tom:
>
> Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just dchecked
> the
> .pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
> deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6 messages
> the
> file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.
>
> I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.
>
> Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
> Express.
>
> Bobby
>
>
> "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
>
>> Why are you posting about Outlook Express in an Outlook newsgroup?
>>
>> Sorry, Outlook Express, which is a different program, does NOT use pst.
>> That is exclusive to Outlook. OE use .dbx files.
>>
>>
>> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
>> : Tom:
>> :
>> : Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
>> : Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
>> :
>> : Bobby
>> :
>> : "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
>> :
>> : > Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
>> : >
>> : > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> : > news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
>> : > :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the
>> local
>> : > : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
>> : > :
>> : > : File is Local Settings/Application
>> Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
>> : > : How do I clean up this file?
>> : > : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
>> : >
>> : >
>> : >
>>
>>
>>
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429402] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote in message
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: "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: news:83455FF2-58B6-46E0-93C3-76C51FB43CB4@microsoft.com...
: > Tom:
: >
: > Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just dchecked
: > the
: > .pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
: > deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6 messages
: > the
: > file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.
: >
: > I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.
: >
: > Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
: > Express.
: >
:
: No NO NO! OE does NOT I repeat NOT, NOT, NOT use pst files. Please accept
: this as the truth.


Don't waste your time, Gordon.

Tom
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429403] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tom[11]  is currently offline tom[11]
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Sorry, Bobby. Nobody can help you anywhere, because the PST file is for
Outlook, not Outlook Express. You either don't get it or you are
intentionally trolling this group.

If you have ever heard of Google, you might start there.

"Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:83455FF2-58B6-46E0-93C3-76C51FB43CB4@microsoft.com...
: Tom:
:
: Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just dchecked
the
: .pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
: deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6 messages
the
: file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.
:
: I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.
:
: Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
: Express.
:
: Bobby
:
:
: "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
:
: > Why are you posting about Outlook Express in an Outlook newsgroup?
: >
: > Sorry, Outlook Express, which is a different program, does NOT use pst.
: > That is exclusive to Outlook. OE use .dbx files.
: >
: >
: > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: > news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
: > : Tom:
: > :
: > : Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
: > : Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
: > :
: > : Bobby
: > :
: > : "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
: > :
: > : > Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
: > : >
: > : > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: > : > news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
: > : > :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the
: > local
: > : > : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
: > : > :
: > : > : File is Local Settings/Application
Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
: > : > : How do I clean up this file?
: > : > : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
: > : >
: > : >
: > : >
: >
: >
: >
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429406] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gordon  is currently offline Gordon
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"Tom [Pepper] Willett" <tom@youreadaisyifyoudo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote in message
> news:ej7Int6LJHA.4668@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> : "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : news:83455FF2-58B6-46E0-93C3-76C51FB43CB4@microsoft.com...
> : > Tom:
> : >
> : > Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just
> dchecked
> : > the
> : > .pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
> : > deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6
> messages
> : > the
> : > file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.
> : >
> : > I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.
> : >
> : > Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
> : > Express.
> : >
> :
> : No NO NO! OE does NOT I repeat NOT, NOT, NOT use pst files. Please
> accept
> : this as the truth.
>
>
> Don't waste your time, Gordon.
>
> Tom
>
>


I've just reached that conclusion! :-)
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429407] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bobby  is currently offline Bobby
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Gordon:
DL:

Sorry, but must disagree. I am using OE6, if I delete or rename the
outlook.pst file, then I can see my message headers but OE quites working. I
will delete the file again and will forward the error message.

Are either of you running OE6? If so give it a try.

Bobby


"DL" wrote:

> Outlook Express does NOT use a pst file, not now or ever; you can export
> Express msgs to Outlook and its pst file only if Outlook is configured on
> the same PC.
> The size of a pst file is not a finite indicator of its contents.
>
> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:83455FF2-58B6-46E0-93C3-76C51FB43CB4@microsoft.com...
> > Tom:
> >
> > Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just dchecked
> > the
> > .pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
> > deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6 messages
> > the
> > file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.
> >
> > I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.
> >
> > Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
> > Express.
> >
> > Bobby
> >
> >
> > "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
> >
> >> Why are you posting about Outlook Express in an Outlook newsgroup?
> >>
> >> Sorry, Outlook Express, which is a different program, does NOT use pst.
> >> That is exclusive to Outlook. OE use .dbx files.
> >>
> >>
> >> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
> >> : Tom:
> >> :
> >> : Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
> >> : Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
> >> :
> >> : Bobby
> >> :
> >> : "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
> >> :
> >> : > Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
> >> : >
> >> : > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> : > news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
> >> : > :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the
> >> local
> >> : > : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
> >> : > :
> >> : > : File is Local Settings/Application
> >> Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
> >> : > : How do I clean up this file?
> >> : > : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
> >> : >
> >> : >
> >> : >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429408] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bobby  is currently offline Bobby
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Tom:

What an arrogant attitude.

Are you running OE6. Will log a trouble call with Microsoft and see if they
can help.

Bobby


"Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:

> Sorry, Bobby. Nobody can help you anywhere, because the PST file is for
> Outlook, not Outlook Express. You either don't get it or you are
> intentionally trolling this group.
>
> If you have ever heard of Google, you might start there.
>
> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:83455FF2-58B6-46E0-93C3-76C51FB43CB4@microsoft.com...
> : Tom:
> :
> : Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just dchecked
> the
> : .pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
> : deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6 messages
> the
> : file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.
> :
> : I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.
> :
> : Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
> : Express.
> :
> : Bobby
> :
> :
> : "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
> :
> : > Why are you posting about Outlook Express in an Outlook newsgroup?
> : >
> : > Sorry, Outlook Express, which is a different program, does NOT use pst.
> : > That is exclusive to Outlook. OE use .dbx files.
> : >
> : >
> : > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : > news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
> : > : Tom:
> : > :
> : > : Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not work.
> : > : Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
> : > :
> : > : Bobby
> : > :
> : > : "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
> : > :
> : > : > Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
> : > : >
> : > : > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : > : > news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
> : > : > :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the
> : > local
> : > : > : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
> : > : > :
> : > : > : File is Local Settings/Application
> Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
> : > : > : How do I clean up this file?
> : > : > : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
> : > : >
> : > : >
> : > : >
> : >
> : >
> : >
>
>
>
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429409] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gordon  is currently offline Gordon
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"Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Gordon:
> DL:
>
> Sorry, but must disagree. I am using OE6, if I delete or rename the
> outlook.pst file, then I can see my message headers but OE quites working.
> I
> will delete the file again and will forward the error message.
>
> Are either of you running OE6? If so give it a try.
>

Yes - I have run OE since v4. it has ALWAYS used *.dbx files. Versions 5 and
6, the latest, also use *.dbx files. NOT PST FILES. OE cannot use a pst
file. It won't read it, it won't do anything with it at all.

I have also run Outlook since v 97. THAT uses a *.pst file

Whatever you are doing, you are doing something other than what you THINK
you are doing. OE does NOT use pst files. PERIOD.

Now just stop this ridiculous assertion and re-post your OE problem in an OE
group.
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429411] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gbplinux  is currently offline gbplinux
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On 16 Oct, 17:40, Bobby <Bo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>
> Will log a trouble call with Microsoft and see if they
> can help.
>

Won't get you anywhere - they'll just laugh.
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429413] Thu, 16 October 2008 12:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DL  is currently offline DL
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Yes I do run Outlook Express and no it doesnt use a pst file

"Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:843A048C-2184-4060-B936-5EF2E3459114@microsoft.com...
> Tom:
>
> What an arrogant attitude.
>
> Are you running OE6. Will log a trouble call with Microsoft and see if
> they
> can help.
>
> Bobby
>
>
> "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
>
>> Sorry, Bobby. Nobody can help you anywhere, because the PST file is for
>> Outlook, not Outlook Express. You either don't get it or you are
>> intentionally trolling this group.
>>
>> If you have ever heard of Google, you might start there.
>>
>> "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:83455FF2-58B6-46E0-93C3-76C51FB43CB4@microsoft.com...
>> : Tom:
>> :
>> : Others, sorry but I am using Outlook Express version 6. I just
>> dchecked
>> the
>> : .pst file size and before deleting 6 messages in my inbox and clearing
>> : deleted items the file size was 9.161mb. After deleting the 6 messages
>> the
>> : file size was 8.94mb and date stamped with the current time.
>> :
>> : I'm using this forum because that was where I was directed.
>> :
>> : Regardless of what you all are saying the .pst file is used by Outlook
>> : Express.
>> :
>> : Bobby
>> :
>> :
>> : "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
>> :
>> : > Why are you posting about Outlook Express in an Outlook newsgroup?
>> : >
>> : > Sorry, Outlook Express, which is a different program, does NOT use
>> pst.
>> : > That is exclusive to Outlook. OE use .dbx files.
>> : >
>> : >
>> : > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> : > news:804F028F-2857-42D6-82EA-0E055824F80D@microsoft.com...
>> : > : Tom:
>> : > :
>> : > : Beg to differ, if you remove the file, Outlook express will not
>> work.
>> : > : Message headers still show up but the messages cannot be opened.
>> : > :
>> : > : Bobby
>> : > :
>> : > : "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
>> : > :
>> : > : > Outlook Express doesn't use the Outlook PST file.
>> : > : >
>> : > : > "Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> : > : > news:599930A1-BDF8-4AE1-A5C2-E28DD6FD15BC@microsoft.com...
>> : > : > :I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export
>> the
>> : > local
>> : > : > : file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.
>> : > : > :
>> : > : > : File is Local Settings/Application
>> Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
>> : > : > : How do I clean up this file?
>> : > : > : Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?
>> : > : >
>> : > : >
>> : > : >
>> : >
>> : >
>> : >
>>
>>
>>
Re: .PST File in Outlook Express 6 [message #429459] Thu, 16 October 2008 14:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Tillman  is currently offline Brian Tillman
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"Bobby" <Bobby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Sorry, but must disagree. I am using OE6, if I delete or rename the
> outlook.pst file, then I can see my message headers but OE quites working.
> I
> will delete the file again and will forward the error message.
>
> Are either of you running OE6? If so give it a try.

Disagree all you want. That doesn't make it the truth. I run Outlook
Express on many PCs where there are no PSTs at all.
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