The folder is currently in use by outlook express or by another application.

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Using Outlook Express 6. Windows XP.

Compacting>Folders file>The folder is currently in use by outlook express or
by another application.

Could I ask what this "really" means?

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Bruce Hagen

Compacting hangs on Folders.dbx after installing SP3 for XP:

This is a known issue and will never be fixed. Therefore, compact your
folders manually. The counter will be reset to zero, and a manual compact
won't hang.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything
until the compacting is completed.

If you get it the habit of compacting before the 100th closing, (i.e. once
a week, or so), you will never see the prompt again.
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

"moonraker" <moonraker@invalid> wrote in message
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> Compacting>Folders file>The folder is currently in use by outlook
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> Could I ask what this "really" means?
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> Cheers
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