Notification: "To free up disk space outlook express can compact messages"

When you reboot your PC, do you get a pop up notification that says "To free up disk space outlook express can compact messages"? If so, then there is a two part process for making it stop!

Part One: Turn off Indexing for Outlook Express

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel
  2. Select Indexing Options
  3. Press "Modify" and uncheck Outlook Express.
Part Two: Reset the counter for Outlook Express
  1. Click Start, select Run and type(without quotes) "regedit" and click OK
  2. Navigate to this key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{GUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0
    where {GUID} is the long number used for your Identity.
  3. In the right-hand pane, double-click "Compact Check Count", then change the value to zero(Decimal).
After doing both of these, reboot your PC and the message will no longer pop up anymore!
Rutledge Daugette
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Founder of TechRaptor with a love of video games (B.S. in Game Programming) and technology. Started TechRaptor to create a place where people could come for quality content.