Outlook Express dilemna

By dpbbbbbbain
Apr 2, 2009
  1. When I go into my Outlook Express "deleted" folder, the computer automatically starts to eliminate messages from the folder solely on its own. Is there a certain number of messages the deleted folder will hold, and if so, can this number be modified?
    Thank you for any suggestions.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    The Deleted Items storage folder is most likely corrupt. You can delete it and the next time OE is opened, a new folder will be set:

    The Store folder for OE have the .dbx file extension:
    Windows XP Users:
    In Windows XP, the Outlook Express user files, including *.wab and *.dbx files, are by default marked as hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options | View.

    Start> Search> All Files & Folders> type .dbx in the Search box.

    Look for Deleted Items.dbx> right click> Delete

    Notes: Each account has their own store folders so if you have more than one account, be sure it is your folder.
    Deleting a Store folder will delete everything in the folder. If you want to save any email from that folder, do a copy and paste to wordpad.

    Every 100 emails, OE gives a notice of need to Compactt. It is important you allow this to be done.

    Good reference site here: http://www.insideoe.com/files/store.htm

    Look for the Deleteditems.dbx folder for YOUR account. If you have more tham one user, EACH of you have a set of stroe folders.
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