Reducing Data, Increasing File Size
Name: Jim B.
For backup purposes I am trying to reduce the quantity of
the data to back up. I am running a WIN 2000 pro system. I had about
13K files, some with large attachments, in my Outlook Express Inbox.DBF
and Sent Items.DBF files. They totaled about 2.8GB worth of data. I
deleted most of the files (out of the Deleted Items area as well). The
size of the 2 aforementioned DBX files actually increased slightly. I
did not expect that. The result is that my backup problems are
exacerbated. What is up?
Truthfully, I do not know that much about Outlook Express. This site is a
help site for users at the University of Delaware. Most of it is not very helpful,
but it talks about "Purging deleted messages". It may be that the emails are
still in the deleted folder. It is worth a shot. Sorry I couldn't be more
and I hope I did not misunderstand.
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