Solved

Reset Outlook Express Compacting Counter

Posted on 2006-11-28
1
843 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
On several computers at my office, when Outlook Express shuts down a message appears wanting to compact the databases. I maintain my own full backups, have plenty of hard drive space and don't want the DBs compacted.

I was reading somewhere that after a certain number of program cycles, this message appears and can be turned off by reseting a counter in the registry. Can anyone tell me how to do this?
0
Comment
Question by:Danny_E_Lusk
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 97

Accepted Solution

by:
war1 earned 500 total points
ID: 18031189
Greetings, Danny_E_Lusk !

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Outlook_Express_compact_question-t37864.html
To disable Outlook Express compact (not completely though) in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{long number}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0.

In the right hand pane and find *Compact Check Count* >right click>modify>decimal>and set the value to 0, (zero). This will reset the prompt, and you won't see it again for another 100 closings.

Best wishes!
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Large Outlook files lead to various unwanted errors and corruption issues. Furthermore, large outlook files can also make Outlook take longer to start-up, search, navigate, and shut-down. So, In this article, i will discuss a method to make your Out…
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question