folder cannot be displayed



SarahMe :-\)
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
I get this when I click on a folder I made for a group in oe 6
Folder could not be displayed
Outlook Express could not open this folder.




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Possible causes are:

a.. Low disk space.

b.. Low memory.





Outlook Express

Help, does anyone have a clue why not?

DGuess
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
"SarahMe :-)" <sarahmeNOSPAM@verizen.net> wrote in message
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>I get this when I click on a folder I made for a group in oe 6
> Folder could not be displayed
> Outlook Express could not open this folder.
>
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Possible causes are:
>
> a.. Low disk space.
>
> b.. Low memory.
>
>
>
>
>
> Outlook Express
>
> Help, does anyone have a clue why not?
>


Yeah there is a problem with the dbx file associated with that mail folder.

You can rename the dbx file and then reopen OE and open that folder and a
new empty one will be created but that's not what you want to see happen
because you've just lost all the messages in that dbx file.

Try to keep the dbx files low in file size and never let them near a
gigabyte in size. The larger they are, the more time it takes to open them
and because of way the windows file system works, are easily fragmented.

You may have to get a program to open that dbx file and extract the messages
from it. See http://www.oehelp.com for furthe ron that part.

SarahMe :-\)
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
"DGuess" <majik@mindspring.oops> wrote in message
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> "SarahMe :-)" <sarahmeNOSPAM@verizen.net> wrote in message
> news:uvqge.812$qT1.646@trnddc06...
>>I get this when I click on a folder I made for a group in oe 6
>> Folder could not be displayed
>> Outlook Express could not open this folder.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Possible causes are:
>>
>> a.. Low disk space.
>>
>> b.. Low memory.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Outlook Express
>>
>> Help, does anyone have a clue why not?
>>
>
>
> Yeah there is a problem with the dbx file associated with that mail
> folder.
>
> You can rename the dbx file and then reopen OE and open that folder and a
> new empty one will be created but that's not what you want to see happen
> because you've just lost all the messages in that dbx file.
>
> Try to keep the dbx files low in file size and never let them near a
> gigabyte in size. The larger they are, the more time it takes to open them
> and because of way the windows file system works, are easily fragmented.
>
> You may have to get a program to open that dbx file and extract the
> messages from it. See http://www.oehelp.com for furthe ron that part.
>
>
>
well, if I could find the dang dbx files I'd delete the sucker!

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
SarahMe :-) wrote:
> > > I get this when I click on a folder I made for a group in oe 6
> > > Folder could not be displayed
> > > Outlook Express could not open this folder.
> > > Possible causes are:
> > > a.. Low disk space.
> > > b.. Low memory.
> >
> > Yeah there is a problem with the dbx file associated with that mail
> > folder.
> >
> > You can rename the dbx file and then reopen OE and open that folder and
> > a new empty one will be created but that's not what you want to see
> > happen because you've just lost all the messages in that dbx file.
> >
> > Try to keep the dbx files low in file size and never let them near a
> > gigabyte in size. The larger they are, the more time it takes to open
> > them and because of way the windows file system works, are easily
> > fragmented. You may have to get a program to open that dbx file and
> > extract the
> > messages from it. See http://www.oehelp.com for furthe ron that part.
> >
> well, if I could find the dang dbx files I'd delete the sucker!

Windows version?

In WindowsXP and 2K, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default marked
as hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden
Files and Folders under Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View.

--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

DGuess
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
"SarahMe :-)" <sarahmeNOSPAM@verizen.net> wrote in message
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>
> "DGuess" <majik@mindspring.oops> wrote in message
> news:eH6%23UZmVFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> "SarahMe :-)" <sarahmeNOSPAM@verizen.net> wrote in message
>> news:uvqge.812$qT1.646@trnddc06...
>>>I get this when I click on a folder I made for a group in oe 6
>>> Folder could not be displayed
>>> Outlook Express could not open this folder.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Possible causes are:
>>>
>>> a.. Low disk space.
>>>
>>> b.. Low memory.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Outlook Express
>>>
>>> Help, does anyone have a clue why not?
>>>
>>
>>
>> Yeah there is a problem with the dbx file associated with that mail
>> folder.
>>
>> You can rename the dbx file and then reopen OE and open that folder and a
>> new empty one will be created but that's not what you want to see happen
>> because you've just lost all the messages in that dbx file.
>>
>> Try to keep the dbx files low in file size and never let them near a
>> gigabyte in size. The larger they are, the more time it takes to open
>> them and because of way the windows file system works, are easily
>> fragmented.
>>
>> You may have to get a program to open that dbx file and extract the
>> messages from it. See http://www.oehelp.com for furthe ron that part.
>>
>>
>>
> well, if I could find the dang dbx files I'd delete the sucker!
>

In adition to Robear's help, look for them in Tools | Options | Maintenace
tab and press the Store Folders button. This will show the folder location.

I n Windows Explorer, Tools | Folder Options | Views tab
Select "Show all files"
Uncheck "Hide file extensions for known file types"
press Apply then OK

Now they will be visible.


folder cannot be displayed