OE6 Store Directory

July 21, 2009 at 21:35:53
Specs: Windows XP
When I view the .dbx files in the Store folder there are some that have been
previously deleted, but still showing. More importantly, there are some that
are current but have no .dbx file showing. I have my system set to view
hidden files. Why would only some be hidden?

For example I was trying to reduce the size of the Sent Items folder. It
originally showed at 53MB for only 543 files (mostly very small). Following
some instructions from here I moved all to a Temp file, deleted the Sent
Items.dbx file and then moved all back from Temp to Sent Items. Now there is
no Sent Items.dbx showing in Windows Explorer although the files show in OE. If I search for the file it
shows as in the Store folder with a size of 31MB (still way too large) but I
cannot view it in Windows Explorer.

I also have a size problem with Inbox.dbx. There are only 42 messages
showing yet the size is 62MB.

How to get this all straightened out? What shows in OE is what I want to
see, but the .dbx files really are a mismatch making it impossible to backup.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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July 22, 2009 at 18:04:55
You 'must' use Outlook Express to delete any of your email files/folders. You have really messed things up by doing it the way that you did.

You can 'try' going to Tools > options > maintenance tab and click on the 'Clean up now' button.

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