repairing Outlook Express

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Its taking ages to load up all of a sudden, so I assume that there must be a
corrupted file somewhere. I am using XP and ie8. How can I repair it
without going back to ie6? Advice would be much appreciated.

Richard Woollacott

 
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"Richwoo" <rwoollacott(nospam)@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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> Its taking ages to load up all of a sudden, so I assume that there must be
> a corrupted file somewhere. I am using XP and ie8. How can I repair it
> without going back to ie6? Advice would be much appreciated.
>
> > Richard Woollacott
>


 
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Uninstalling IE8 will not resolve your problem.

Your current Identity may be damaged, especially if its the default Main
Identity. Try one or more of your accounts in a new Named Identity...

File | Identities | Add new identity

Assuming all is well, (1) compact all folders in the old identity, (2)
import messages from the old identity into the new one, and then (3) delete
the old one (File | Identities | Manage Identities).

To avoid such corruption in future:

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Frequently perform a manual compact of all OE folders while "working
offline". More at http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm

- Do not cancel Automatic Compacting, should it occur, and do not attempt to
close OE via Task Manager or shutdown your machine if Automatic Compacting
is taking place.

- Disable email scanning by your anti-virus application. It can cause
corruption (i.e., loss of messages) and provides no additional protection:

Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

Richwoo wrote:
> Its taking ages to load up all of a sudden, so I assume that there must be
> a
> corrupted file somewhere. I am using XP and ie8. How can I repair it
> without going back to ie6? Advice would be much appreciated.


 
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"Richwoo" wrote:

> Its taking ages to load up all of a sudden, so I assume that there must be a
> corrupted file somewhere. I am using XP and ie8. How can I repair it
> without going back to ie6? Advice would be much appreciated.
>
> > Richard Woollacott
>
>
> .
>

 
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skunk



"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

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> "Richwoo" <rwoollacott(nospam)@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> news:4bb1e626$1@extreme.x-privat.org...
> > Its taking ages to load up all of a sudden, so I assume that there must be
> > a corrupted file somewhere. I am using XP and ie8. How can I repair it
> > without going back to ie6? Advice would be much appreciated.
> >
> > > > Richard Woollacott
> >

>
> .
>

 
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