I have a user who every time they log in they get a pop up notice that Outlook Express needs to be compacted. They don’t use Outlook Express so why would it need to be compacted?
The short answer is that it does not. There is a issues with Windows Search indexing.
So here is the fix!
If you’re using Windows Search, right click the System Tray icon, select Windows Search Options. When the Indexing Options dialog box appears, click the Modify button at the bottom. Find Microsoft Outlook Express in the list, clear the check box, click OK. Microsoft Outlook Express should no longer appear in the “Index these locations:” list. Close the dialog box.
After changing Windows Search Options, you may still have to reset the OE count.
Edit the registry manually to reset the counter manually:
1. Close Outlook Express and all message windows.
2. Click Start, click Run and type without quotes “regedit”.
3. Navigate to this key
where GUID is the long number used for your Identity.
4. In the right-hand pane, double-click “Compact Check Count”, then change the value to zero.
5. Close regedit and restart your computer.