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

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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. Belski earned 250 total points
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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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by:SunBow
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It should show decrease in used space from within outlook. (right click, properties, folder size)
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by:sunray_2003
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>> 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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by:jozambrana
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yes..dbx is an outlook express file. restart your PC
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by:zamorin
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Go to Tools > Options > Maintenance
Click on 'Clean Up Now'
Click Compact
Click
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by:zamorin
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Click Remove Messages
Click Delete
and then check the 'Deleted Items' folder size.
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