Re: automatic compacting by OE



Peter Van Hove
07-09-2005, 11:19 PM
I have no such key,

All I can find in the outlook key that is relevant is :

"Background Compaction"=dword:00000001
and
"Cache Compact Percent"=dword:00000014


Should I reset the first key here ?

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"mikey" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
news:u60F3MJVFHA.1604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
almost nothing that can be done about it.
you can locate the counter in the registry and reset it manually
occasionally.

or just compact the folders manually frequently so when the auto one kicks
in, not so much to do.

here is where my counter is located in the registry.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{878479A3-CA32-4D30-BEEC-761D6B4E7BA6}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
Express\5.0]
"Compact Check Count"=dword:00000000

yours might be in the same address.



mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com

"Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net> wrote
in message news:d9Ife.86072$Vu.5301342@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
I have a huge collection of mails, put in different folders, 3-4 GB in
total.
When Outlook starts compacting automatically, it takes forever, eats all
system resources, and it is nearly impossible to stop the process as the
cancel button is only checked from time to time by the software.

I can't find the option to switch of automatic compacting ?
Ho can I avoid this ?

Jim Pickering
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
Do a registry search for the term "Compact Check Count" w/o quotes (RegEdit
Menu, Edit/Find) and when found, change the value for key to zero. Mikey
inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to ever find.
--
Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6

Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped. No
one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that are helped
is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements were made we would
all have died years ago. Thanks.


"Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net> wrote
in message news:ae1he.89725$Jb6.5424189@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>I have no such key,
>
> All I can find in the outlook key that is relevant is :
>
> "Background Compaction"=dword:00000001
> and
> "Cache Compact Percent"=dword:00000014
>
>
> Should I reset the first key here ?
>
> -------------------------------------------------------
> "mikey" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:u60F3MJVFHA.1604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> almost nothing that can be done about it.
> you can locate the counter in the registry and reset it manually
> occasionally.
>
> or just compact the folders manually frequently so when the auto one kicks
> in, not so much to do.
>
> here is where my counter is located in the registry.
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{878479A3-CA32-4D30-BEEC-761D6B4E7BA6}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
> Express\5.0]
> "Compact Check Count"=dword:00000000
>
> yours might be in the same address.
>
>
>
> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>
> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
> wrote in message news:d9Ife.86072$Vu.5301342@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
> I have a huge collection of mails, put in different folders, 3-4 GB in
> total.
> When Outlook starts compacting automatically, it takes forever, eats all
> system resources, and it is nearly impossible to stop the process as the
> cancel button is only checked from time to time by the software.
>
> I can't find the option to switch of automatic compacting ?
> Ho can I avoid this ?
>

Peter Van Hove
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
> Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to ever find.

I realise that, but in my case, The key :

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{MyGUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>> Express\5.0]

....
Oops ...
DOES contain "Compact Check Count"
I wonder how I missed that last time I checked.

Ah well. Thanks.
Problem solved, I will reset that key from time to time.
Maybe build a small console app to be started via the start key.

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"Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23%23KNlx%23VFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Do a registry search for the term "Compact Check Count" w/o quotes
> (RegEdit Menu, Edit/Find) and when found, change the value for key to
> zero. Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to
> ever find.
> --
> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
>
> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped. No
> one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that are
> helped is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements were made
> we would all have died years ago. Thanks.
>
>
> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
> wrote in message news:ae1he.89725$Jb6.5424189@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>I have no such key,
>>
>> All I can find in the outlook key that is relevant is :
>>
>> "Background Compaction"=dword:00000001
>> and
>> "Cache Compact Percent"=dword:00000014
>>
>>
>> Should I reset the first key here ?
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>> "mikey" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:u60F3MJVFHA.1604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> almost nothing that can be done about it.
>> you can locate the counter in the registry and reset it manually
>> occasionally.
>>
>> or just compact the folders manually frequently so when the auto one
>> kicks in, not so much to do.
>>
>> here is where my counter is located in the registry.
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{878479A3-CA32-4D30-BEEC-761D6B4E7BA6}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>> Express\5.0]
>> "Compact Check Count"=dword:00000000
>>
>> yours might be in the same address.
>>
>>
>>
>> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>>
>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>> wrote in message news:d9Ife.86072$Vu.5301342@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>> I have a huge collection of mails, put in different folders, 3-4 GB in
>> total.
>> When Outlook starts compacting automatically, it takes forever, eats all
>> system resources, and it is nearly impossible to stop the process as the
>> cancel button is only checked from time to time by the software.
>>
>> I can't find the option to switch of automatic compacting ?
>> Ho can I avoid this ?
>>
>

Ron Sommer
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
You didn't reply to my suggestion of archiving some of your emails to
another Identity.
You need to manually compact individual folders to remove wasted space.
--
Ron Sommer

"Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net> wrote
in message news:0lmhe.90599$zL7.5483634@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>> Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to ever
>> find.
>
> I realise that, but in my case, The key :
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{MyGUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>>> Express\5.0]
>
> ...
> Oops ...
> DOES contain "Compact Check Count"
> I wonder how I missed that last time I checked.
>
> Ah well. Thanks.
> Problem solved, I will reset that key from time to time.
> Maybe build a small console app to be started via the start key.
>
> -------------------------------------------------------
> "Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23%23KNlx%23VFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Do a registry search for the term "Compact Check Count" w/o quotes
>> (RegEdit Menu, Edit/Find) and when found, change the value for key to
>> zero. Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to
>> ever find.
>> --
>> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
>> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
>>
>> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
>> No one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that are
>> helped is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements were made
>> we would all have died years ago. Thanks.
>>
>>
>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>> wrote in message news:ae1he.89725$Jb6.5424189@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>I have no such key,
>>>
>>> All I can find in the outlook key that is relevant is :
>>>
>>> "Background Compaction"=dword:00000001
>>> and
>>> "Cache Compact Percent"=dword:00000014
>>>
>>>
>>> Should I reset the first key here ?
>>>
>>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>> "mikey" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
>>> news:u60F3MJVFHA.1604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> almost nothing that can be done about it.
>>> you can locate the counter in the registry and reset it manually
>>> occasionally.
>>>
>>> or just compact the folders manually frequently so when the auto one
>>> kicks in, not so much to do.
>>>
>>> here is where my counter is located in the registry.
>>>
>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{878479A3-CA32-4D30-BEEC-761D6B4E7BA6}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>>> Express\5.0]
>>> "Compact Check Count"=dword:00000000
>>>
>>> yours might be in the same address.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>>>
>>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>>> wrote in message news:d9Ife.86072$Vu.5301342@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>> I have a huge collection of mails, put in different folders, 3-4 GB in
>>> total.
>>> When Outlook starts compacting automatically, it takes forever, eats all
>>> system resources, and it is nearly impossible to stop the process as the
>>> cancel button is only checked from time to time by the software.
>>>
>>> I can't find the option to switch of automatic compacting ?
>>> Ho can I avoid this ?
>>>
>>
>
>

Peter Van Hove
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
When I create another Identity, won't that Identity be compressed as well ?
So what's the added value ?


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"Ron Sommer" <rsommer@nospam.ktis.net> wrote in message
news:%23ilO14KWFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> You didn't reply to my suggestion of archiving some of your emails to
> another Identity.
> You need to manually compact individual folders to remove wasted space.
> --
> Ron Sommer
>
> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
> wrote in message news:0lmhe.90599$zL7.5483634@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>> Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to ever
>>> find.
>>
>> I realise that, but in my case, The key :
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{MyGUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>>>> Express\5.0]
>>
>> ...
>> Oops ...
>> DOES contain "Compact Check Count"
>> I wonder how I missed that last time I checked.
>>
>> Ah well. Thanks.
>> Problem solved, I will reset that key from time to time.
>> Maybe build a small console app to be started via the start key.
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>> "Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23%23KNlx%23VFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Do a registry search for the term "Compact Check Count" w/o quotes
>>> (RegEdit Menu, Edit/Find) and when found, change the value for key to
>>> zero. Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to
>>> ever find.
>>> --
>>> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
>>> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
>>>
>>> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
>>> No one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that are
>>> helped is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements were
>>> made we would all have died years ago. Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>>> wrote in message news:ae1he.89725$Jb6.5424189@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>>I have no such key,
>>>>
>>>> All I can find in the outlook key that is relevant is :
>>>>
>>>> "Background Compaction"=dword:00000001
>>>> and
>>>> "Cache Compact Percent"=dword:00000014
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Should I reset the first key here ?
>>>>
>>>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>>> "mikey" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:u60F3MJVFHA.1604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> almost nothing that can be done about it.
>>>> you can locate the counter in the registry and reset it manually
>>>> occasionally.
>>>>
>>>> or just compact the folders manually frequently so when the auto one
>>>> kicks in, not so much to do.
>>>>
>>>> here is where my counter is located in the registry.
>>>>
>>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{878479A3-CA32-4D30-BEEC-761D6B4E7BA6}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>>>> Express\5.0]
>>>> "Compact Check Count"=dword:00000000
>>>>
>>>> yours might be in the same address.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>>>>
>>>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>>>> wrote in message news:d9Ife.86072$Vu.5301342@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>> I have a huge collection of mails, put in different folders, 3-4 GB in
>>>> total.
>>>> When Outlook starts compacting automatically, it takes forever, eats
>>>> all
>>>> system resources, and it is nearly impossible to stop the process as
>>>> the
>>>> cancel button is only checked from time to time by the software.
>>>>
>>>> I can't find the option to switch of automatic compacting ?
>>>> Ho can I avoid this ?
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

Ron Sommer
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
No
Each Identity has its own Compact Check Count key.
I used OETool to compact the folders in one Identity. The Compact Check
Count was changed to zero. The Compact Check Count in my other Identity
was still 77.
--
Ron Sommer

"Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net> wrote
in message news:wishe.91022$r41.5413999@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
> When I create another Identity, won't that Identity be compressed as well
> ?
> So what's the added value ?
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------
> "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@nospam.ktis.net> wrote in message
> news:%23ilO14KWFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> You didn't reply to my suggestion of archiving some of your emails to
>> another Identity.
>> You need to manually compact individual folders to remove wasted space.
>> --
>> Ron Sommer
>>
>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>> wrote in message news:0lmhe.90599$zL7.5483634@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>> Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to ever
>>>> find.
>>>
>>> I realise that, but in my case, The key :
>>>
>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{MyGUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>>>>> Express\5.0]
>>>
>>> ...
>>> Oops ...
>>> DOES contain "Compact Check Count"
>>> I wonder how I missed that last time I checked.
>>>
>>> Ah well. Thanks.
>>> Problem solved, I will reset that key from time to time.
>>> Maybe build a small console app to be started via the start key.
>>>
>>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>> "Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%23%23KNlx%23VFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> Do a registry search for the term "Compact Check Count" w/o quotes
>>>> (RegEdit Menu, Edit/Find) and when found, change the value for key to
>>>> zero. Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to
>>>> ever find.
>>>> --
>>>> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
>>>> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
>>>>
>>>> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
>>>> No one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that
>>>> are helped is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements
>>>> were made we would all have died years ago. Thanks.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>>>> wrote in message news:ae1he.89725$Jb6.5424189@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>>>I have no such key,
>>>>>
>>>>> All I can find in the outlook key that is relevant is :
>>>>>
>>>>> "Background Compaction"=dword:00000001
>>>>> and
>>>>> "Cache Compact Percent"=dword:00000014
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Should I reset the first key here ?
>>>>>
>>>>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>>>> "mikey" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:u60F3MJVFHA.1604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> almost nothing that can be done about it.
>>>>> you can locate the counter in the registry and reset it manually
>>>>> occasionally.
>>>>>
>>>>> or just compact the folders manually frequently so when the auto one
>>>>> kicks in, not so much to do.
>>>>>
>>>>> here is where my counter is located in the registry.
>>>>>
>>>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{878479A3-CA32-4D30-BEEC-761D6B4E7BA6}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>>>>> Express\5.0]
>>>>> "Compact Check Count"=dword:00000000
>>>>>
>>>>> yours might be in the same address.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>>>>>
>>>>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>>>>> wrote in message news:d9Ife.86072$Vu.5301342@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>>> I have a huge collection of mails, put in different folders, 3-4 GB in
>>>>> total.
>>>>> When Outlook starts compacting automatically, it takes forever, eats
>>>>> all
>>>>> system resources, and it is nearly impossible to stop the process as
>>>>> the
>>>>> cancel button is only checked from time to time by the software.
>>>>>
>>>>> I can't find the option to switch of automatic compacting ?
>>>>> Ho can I avoid this ?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

Peter Van Hove
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the tip.

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"Ron Sommer" <rsommer@nospam.ktis.net> wrote in message
news:%23$qeXVPWFHA.3636@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> No
> Each Identity has its own Compact Check Count key.
> I used OETool to compact the folders in one Identity. The Compact Check
> Count was changed to zero. The Compact Check Count in my other Identity
> was still 77.
> --
> Ron Sommer
>
> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
> wrote
> in message news:wishe.91022$r41.5413999@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>> When I create another Identity, won't that Identity be compressed as well
>> ?
>> So what's the added value ?
>>
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>> "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@nospam.ktis.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23ilO14KWFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> You didn't reply to my suggestion of archiving some of your emails to
>>> another Identity.
>>> You need to manually compact individual folders to remove wasted space.
>>> --
>>> Ron Sommer
>>>
>>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>>> wrote in message news:0lmhe.90599$zL7.5483634@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>>> Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to ever
>>>>> find.
>>>>
>>>> I realise that, but in my case, The key :
>>>>
>>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{MyGUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>>>>>> Express\5.0]
>>>>
>>>> ...
>>>> Oops ...
>>>> DOES contain "Compact Check Count"
>>>> I wonder how I missed that last time I checked.
>>>>
>>>> Ah well. Thanks.
>>>> Problem solved, I will reset that key from time to time.
>>>> Maybe build a small console app to be started via the start key.
>>>>
>>>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>>> "Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23%23KNlx%23VFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Do a registry search for the term "Compact Check Count" w/o quotes
>>>>> (RegEdit Menu, Edit/Find) and when found, change the value for key to
>>>>> zero. Mikey inserted his GUID which you obviously will not be able to
>>>>> ever find.
>>>>> --
>>>>> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
>>>>> [url]https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6[/url]
>>>>>
>>>>> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be
>>>>> helped.
>>>>> No one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that
>>>>> are helped is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements
>>>>> were made we would all have died years ago. Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Peter Van Hove" <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>>>>> wrote in message news:ae1he.89725$Jb6.5424189@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>>>>I have no such key,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> All I can find in the outlook key that is relevant is :
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Background Compaction"=dword:00000001
>>>>>> and
>>>>>> "Cache Compact Percent"=dword:00000014
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Should I reset the first key here ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>> "mikey" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:u60F3MJVFHA.1604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> almost nothing that can be done about it.
>>>>>> you can locate the counter in the registry and reset it manually
>>>>>> occasionally.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> or just compact the folders manually frequently so when the auto one
>>>>>> kicks in, not so much to do.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> here is where my counter is located in the registry.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{878479A3-CA32-4D30-BEEC-761D6B4E7BA6}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>>>>>> Express\5.0]
>>>>>> "Compact Check Count"=dword:00000000
>>>>>>
>>>>>> yours might be in the same address.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> [email]mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com[/email]
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Peter Van Hove"
>>>>>> <Will_Bounce_So_Use_My_First_Name@Smart-Projects.net>
>>>>>> wrote in message news:d9Ife.86072$Vu.5301342@phobos.telenet-ops.be...
>>>>>> I have a huge collection of mails, put in different folders, 3-4 GB
>>>>>> in
>>>>>> total.
>>>>>> When Outlook starts compacting automatically, it takes forever, eats
>>>>>> all
>>>>>> system resources, and it is nearly impossible to stop the process as
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> cancel button is only checked from time to time by the software.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I can't find the option to switch of automatic compacting ?
>>>>>> Ho can I avoid this ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>


Re: automatic compacting by OE