Re: Why can I not Compact folders

The only disagreement that I have with what you just said, is the fact that this is not happening every now and then, every time that msg pops up it gives me that error. Fortunately, I don't get the compat dialog often, but when it does come on, on either my two machines, I pretty well know it's gonna wind up doing that. No biggy, just was wonderring as it was kind of puzzling me. Espcially being I'm such an extremely advanced pc user.


Chris.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: Why can I not Compact folders


chris,

that happens to me every now and then, too. I just ignore it and let the
process finish whatever it's willing to do and let it go. Such a cavalier
response to that message may not seem satisfactory to some, but I think I
can assure you that it's harmless to do this. Just shine it on and forget
trying to be logical. The program's just mistaken about something. A
programmer would know why. You don't. I don't. So the heck with it.
may IMHO, etc.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Gilland" <clgilland07@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:43 AM
Subject: Why can I not Compact folders


ok, this is weird.  Every now and then, I get the following dialog when I
close Outlook distress, o oops, did I say that... I meant, Express. sorry.
anyway, seriously: here's the msg.

To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take
up to a few minutes.

When I hit ok, though I know what this msg means, can someone explain why on
both! my computers, I get the following message after hitting ok?

The folder is currently in use by Outlook Express or by another application.

Um, no, it, ain't, thank you?

I closed the son of a gun. I'm really perplexed. Any reason why this would
be happening?

Chris.

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