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Every time I start my computer (HP laptop, Win XP) I get this message:
"To free up disk space, outlook express can compact messages ..."
I want this to go away.
I do not use Outlook Express.
I do use Outlook.
What can I do?

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Question by:allelopath
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posts from this site (http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/xpdesktop/thread/a20e7b27-8851-4e23-80a3-4800ee5227a5)

Make windows search not index Outlook Express
In the Windows Control Panel | Indexing Options | Modify. Clear the check box for Outlook Express.

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Try resetting the compact count in the registry:

Start the registry editor.

Open this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{identity}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0

where identity is a string of letters, numbers, and dashes.

Set the value of Compact Check Count to 0.

Close the registry editor.

For more information, see Why You Should Let Outlook Express Compact Messages When It Asks You . (http://email.about.com/od/outlookexpresstroubles/qt/et_compact_oe.htm)

Warning: Incorrectly editing the registry might damage your system and prevent Windows from starting. Before doing it, back up your important data, make a restore point, and make sure you know how to repair a damaged system.
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1.Start the registry editor. Start>Run>Regedit
2.Open this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{identity}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0
where identity is a string of letters, numbers, and dashes.
3.Set the value of Compact Check Count to 0.
4.Close the registry editor.

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Hahahhaah you beat me to it brendanmeyer:
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the regedit worked
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