I forced a compaction (by reducing the setting to 1), and there was no
completion message, only a "Compacting..." progress meter that lasted
several seconds. Once your compaction is successful, it should not prompt
you again for another 100 runs.
If you continue to have problems with compaction, try it with your
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP
"terryfitt" <terryfitt@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Thanks Robert, but no change. Get same message re 'folder already in use'.
> Also tried with Windows Mail offline. Don't get that message but
> message shows for only a few seconds. Should there be a 'compacting
> completed' message?
> "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:
>> "terryfitt" <email@example.com> wrote in
>> It's more likely to work if you start Windows Mail, then immediately shut
>> > I'm new to Windows Mail. Have noted numerous exchanges on this and
>> > other
>> > forums re problems with constant prompting for compacting. Have not
>> > found any referring to my situation. I want to compact folders. When
>> > responding 'OK' to prompt, I receive notification thatprocess is
>> > starting with back up then I get another message advising 'folder is
>> > already in use by Windows Mail or by another application'.
>> > Have tried pausing virus protection but this makes no difference. Would
>> > appreciate guidance from someone with more experience. Thanks.
>> > --
>> > terryfitt
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>> it down and if it offers the chance to compact, tell it to do this.