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eseutil problems - spaces in filenames ok?

I am trying to run eseutil on a store. The filename is e:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\store abbex01 a-c.edb. I dismount the store, open a command prompt and go to c:\program files\exchsrvr\bin. I want to compact the database,
so I type eseutil /d e:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\store abbex01 a-c.edb
I get an error about "abbex01" and it tells me about using / or - to set the option. The only thing I can think of is that there are spaces in the name of the information store.
Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong or if you can't use filenames with spaces, or any other way to compact this database(get rid of old mailboxes that have been moved out).

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Glen KnightCommented:
Spaces are ok you just need to put " at the front and end of the path+filename
Glen KnightCommented:
So the command would be:

eseutil /d "e:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\store abbex01 a-c.edb"
bmac10Author Commented:
I have to wait until next weekend to try it but thanks - I'll accept the solution now and repost if I need to.

Thanks again for the quick response!
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Demazter's command is correct, but have a read of his article too, just in case you will waste your time running the command in the first place!

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