Microsoft Outlook deleted item folder size does not decrease after emptying the wastebasket

currently the the .dbx file (for the deleted folder) shows 250kb AFTER all emails are deleted and removed from the wastebasket. Why is the size of the file not decreasing?
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
First, if you have .dbx files, it's Outlook Express.  Anyway, click on File, Folders, Compact all folders.  That'll do it.

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It should show decrease in used space from within outlook. (right click, properties, folder size)
>> Why is the size of the file not decreasing?

Out of curiosity, have you closed OE and started again and then checked its size
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yes..dbx is an outlook express file. restart your PC
Go to Tools > Options > Maintenance
Click on 'Clean Up Now'
Click Compact
Click Remove Messages
Click Delete
and then check the 'Deleted Items' folder size.
Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
Asked and answered.
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