Solved Is compressing files advisable?

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
August 15, 2014 at 02:13:25
Specs: Windows XP, 1500
Everytime I close Outlook Express I'm confronted with the following message: To free up disc space Outlook Express can compact your files". Anything wrong with clicking "YES"? Advise please.

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#1
August 15, 2014 at 03:31:25
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Yes, for Outlook Express it's okay. It doesn't compress them, it "compacts" your mail folders which is not the same thing as compressing. Compacting them will free up the space that's currently being used by messages you've deleted but are still taking up disk space.

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#2
August 15, 2014 at 07:48:10
When I was using Outlook Express I let it compact files and this never caused issues (although I've seen odd posts to the contrary over the years). I think you will be OK and maybe after a while it won't then nag you so often.

EDIT:
As an aside, don't ever be tempted to compress your system drive.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 16, 2014 at 14:00:39
Hi Derek anjd Phill. Thanks so much for responding. I appreciate your responses. Thanks again.

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