Do this. Right click start. Then left click explore.
At least on my machine, about two-thirds of the way down the Explorer list
is the "User" folder and behind it is a folder which is named "Dick" (my
name). This is the %UserProfiles% part of the string in your message. Keep
clicking on the diamond to the left of the folder (say Dick) and you will
get all to all the rest of the folders referenced in your message; namely
I don't recall having to go to the "Outbox" when using Steve's utility. Go
and download Steve's utility to your desktop per his instructions. Then use
the utility, after unzipping, and compact your e-mail and the problem of not
being able to send messages will disappear. Also, in the future, compact
your e-mail every time the dialog box appears asking if you want to compact
I don't think you need all of this USERPROFILES stuff but now you know where
Good luck and let me know what happens.
Dick in sunny AZ
"Creekside7" <Creekside7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I am using Windows Vista Home Premium. I see lots of others have had this
> problem. I note that Steve Cochran has a solution which I would like to
> It starts our "Go to the Outbox Directory in Windows Explorer. The
> will be
> I can't find any of this. Exactly where is it hidden?
> Thanks for your help.