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outlook express 6 adding a new folder error


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trainee geek

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Has anyone had this problem? I want to tidy up my e-mail by adding some new folders and moving mail into them, I have a number of folders already (which I created a while ago) but cannot add a new one now? I get the egg timer when I choose 'add new folder' but nothing happens? Is there a fix for it? Please help.

Running on Windows XP prof SP2.
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Umm im not sure but MAYBE youve reached the limit for folders?

so try deleting one and then creating a new one??

If you want that is
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I don't think it is the limit that is the problem, I have deleted 2 folders and cannot add them in again (moved all the mail before I did this) I have only 150 messages in total and this is split between 11 folders. I think the command, add new folder, is just not working for some strange reason.
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Still require a fix for this but in the meantime I've discovered that if I create a new identity, create folders in that new identity and import them into my main identity then I can rename them and use them there. Still don't know why I can't create them in my main identity or why I cannot move mail to the folders using the 'move to' function. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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:whistling:

Trainee...

I'm having the exact same problem on a brand-new system w/ a brand-new OE 6.

I made 10 folders in my INBOX initially, no problem. A week or so later when I wanted to refine my folder/message rules I attempted to add more folders... but no matter how I try to make a new folder in my INBOX --menu (FILE>FOLDER>NEW or FILE>NEW>FOLDER) or Ctrl+Shft+E-- I get the lil' hourglass (as if OE6 is "considering" my request or somethin'...) and then nada.

I've used OE for years and never run into this problem nor have I ever run into any limit to the number of folders I could utilize in OE's INBOX... it's driving me bah-zonkers!

If anyone can possibly point me, or "us" if Trainee's still experiencing this same issue, to a resolution, I'd really appreciate it.

-EAG

MS Windows XP Professional: 5.1.2600 SP2 Build 2600
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158
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