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By stubljump@hotmail ·
When you empty the delete folder in outlook
express do they stay on the hard drive?
If so how do I find them And clear them off
my hard drive? thank you

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Deleted e mail

Hi,

Outlook express stores all the messages in a single file per local folder. When you delete the messages, they get removed from the file, but it doesn't necessarily get compacted (cause its now "full" of empty space) there and then.

I thinkthe default option is to compact when there is 20% "wasted" space. And it does it by default "in the background".

So its possible that your problem has cleared itself up by now.

If not, you can manually do a compaction from...

Tools -> Options -> Maintenance...Cleanup Now

Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Tim.

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