Outlook express keeps freezing on opening

  terendak_uk 18:40 16 Oct 04

WHen it first happened, I used the great advice from this Help forum , by runniing sfc /scannow, with the XP disk in the drive. It fixed it! Great.........for about 30mins of use then it freezes again. If I then shut it down via task manager and re-open it freezes. If anyone can throw any light on this problem, I'd be most grateful. Got XP SP2, IE 6, with latest updates.

  VoG II 18:56 16 Oct 04

It might be feeling stuffed. If you can get it to open, try

File/Folder/Compress all folders

  terendak_uk 19:23 16 Oct 04

Can't open it unless I go thro the sfc routine and I can't do that until tomorrow, now. I really don't think it is "stuffed" but I could easily be wrong. Can I go into the various folders via explorer to empty them , for eg. Rather drastic but if I emptied the deleted bin( I tend to let that one grow.......just in case lol). I did a search for "*.pst" and only found an Outlook file ( I switched to Outlook for my emails while I tried to fix OE)

  Tj_El 19:39 16 Oct 04

You might find your OE folders/files at:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\....\Microsoft\Outlook Express

  Tj_El 19:40 16 Oct 04

..errr.. where "....\User\...." is the user account name.

  terendak_uk 19:42 16 Oct 04

just getting to grips with Outlook and realised I could access all folders ......rather an embarrassing amount of "sent" mail, VoG™ . All backed up and then deleted. SO, folder all very light but......OE still won't open. Will try restarting PC, now.

  terendak_uk 20:30 16 Oct 04

restarting hasn't fixed it......Any further ideas would be appreciated. Thanks for your comments, Tj_El. "Outlok express" isn't there!!??? Only Outlook. I only started using Outlook after this problem occured. Interestingly, my partner's OE has just gone the same way too!

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