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To free up disk space outlook express can compact messages [message #392718] Sun, 17 August 2008 10:11 Go to next message
LK  is currently offline LK
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Every time my computer starts up I get the message, "To free up disk space
outlook express can compact messages" Problem is, I don't even use Outlook
Express, I use Outlook 2007. I know how to stop the message from coming up,
by going into the registry and resetting the counter but, what I would like
to do is solve the problem, what is this doing this.

Thanks

LK
Re: To free up disk space outlook express can compact messages [message #393380] Sun, 17 August 2008 16:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
VanguardLH  is currently offline VanguardLH
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LK wrote:

> Every time my computer starts up I get the message, "To free up disk space
> outlook express can compact messages" Problem is, I don't even use Outlook
> Express, I use Outlook 2007. I know how to stop the message from coming up,
> by going into the registry and resetting the counter but, what I would like
> to do is solve the problem, what is this doing this.
>
> Thanks
>
> LK

That message is issued by Outlook Express, not by Windows. So you have
OE getting loaded when Windows starts up. Use msconfig.exe or
SysInternal's AutoRuns to find out where you added OE to the list of
startup items. Maybe you put a shortcut to OE in your Start -> Programs
-> Startup folder.

If you are using the Fisher-Price Welcome screen on Windows startup that
shows how many e-mails are waiting in your mailbox, it uses whatever is
designated as the current (default) MAPI client. Make sure you have
selected Outlook to be your default e-mail client, not OE.
icon13.gif  Re: To free up disk space outlook express can compact messages [message #445963] Sun, 23 November 2008 03:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rdevoe01  is currently offline rdevoe01
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If you have installed Windows XP service pack 3,
Uninstall it,
Worked for me.
No more "To free up disk space Outlook express can compact messages"!!! I did not even use?

Thanks MS for wasting my time Mad
Re: To free up disk space outlook express can compact messages [message #450823] Thu, 11 December 2008 12:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeRusk  is currently offline MikeRusk
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I appreciate that this is an MS Office Outlook forum... however this is what came up when I typed in the annoying message that appeared everytime I started my computer.

I use Outlook - have never installed OE and was thinking I had a virus maybe.

Removing the shortcuts from the All Users did stop my problem but now I realize there is an "official" way to stop it.

It is related to desktop search - right-click the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar menu and choose Windows Desktop Search Options from the menu.

If Microsoft Outlook Express is listed under 'Included Locations' then left-click on it and click on the 'Modify' button'. You should see an Indexed Locations popup where you can 'uncheck' the Microsoft Outlook Express: Main Identity entry and you will no longer receive the message.

It's a shame this option is set as a default.

I'm glad I found the solution even it is in the 'wrong' forum.

-Mike
MCP

Re: To free up disk space outlook express can compact messages [message #451239] Fri, 12 December 2008 16:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
My name is Blondie  is currently offline My name is Blondie
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Registered: December 2008
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Sorry....sorry. The fingers and mind are not working together today. Second try.

I use Outlook Expres and did as suggested, optioned out on the destop search; however, the error message continues. Do you have another suggestion?

Thanks.

[Updated on: Fri, 12 December 2008 16:35]

This might be more appropriate/easier - Stop Indexing OE(if you're not using it anyway) [message #455166] Mon, 29 December 2008 08:40 Go to previous message
Jay Custin  is currently offline Jay Custin
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Registered: December 2008
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Since I do not have Outlook Express installed at all (Windows Components), getting this message means it obviously is coming from somewhere else. Taking the lead on the Windows Search, I instead looked to see if that might be sticking its little fingers where they don't belong. Sure enough. I suspect this will resolve the problem.

If you're using Windows Search, right click the System Tray icon, select Windows Search Options. When the Indexing Options dialog box appears, click the Modify button at the bottom. Find Microsoft Outlook Express in the list, clear the check box, click OK. Microsoft Outlook Express should no longer appear in the "Index these locations:" list. Close the dialog box.
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