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Whaddya know how to disable "Outlook Express to Free up disk space"?

You are using your workstation and you see this prompt about Outlook Express box requesting to Free up disk space with option to click OK or Cancel.

The Windows XP operating system with Service Pack 2 or later is set to ask about compacting messages after every 100th closing of Outlook Express. (2009,

To correct this problem, you can simply run to compact your Outlook Express folder or updating the registry record.

Option 1. Compacting Folders.
In Outlook Express, click on File, Folder then Compact All Folders

Option 2. Edit the registry.
Look for this key in the Registry (run regedit)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{GUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0
Double click the Compact Check Count
Select the Base option for Decimal and change the value to 0
This should change both the Hexadecimal and decimal values from 2 to zero.
Close the Registry.

Restart your computer and check it. If error still occur, please post your comment here or visit community.


  1. Worked like a champ!!! and I thought I had to disable OE. Thanks a bunch.

  2. Hi Rick,

    Great to know it help you out.
    Keep in touch,

  3. For solve problems with mails and possible contacts recommend to use-repair windows xp address book,besides that utility is free as far as I can see,program can successfully solve the problem of data corruption for files of wa~ and wab format,analyzes its files and extracts contact list entries from wab files,represents a good way to save your precious time,keeps your privacy, because the process of repair Address Book Windows XP is completely performed on your workstation, your personal contacts will not be shared with others,recovering and repairing Windows Address Book, these actions are so easy, that repairing Windows 2000 Address Book can be done by anyone, from beginners to professionals in Windows Address Book file repair tool,supports exporting in vcf and csv formats,export the contacts and save the results of repair Windows Address Book file.

  4. Thank you Alex for sharing your thought.



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