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Outlook Express creates .bak files - help


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rogerbid

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Hi everyone,

Please can someone help me solve a problem for a friend with whom I am visitng for a short time?

It is a long time since I have used Outlook Express on Windows XP, the system my friend is using. The problem my friend is having is that whenever an email is deleted, the Recycle Bin contains a deleted backup file (*.bak) from the original location C:\Documents and Settings\xxxx\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{EE6240FF-24FB- etc }\Microsoft\Outlook Express. Mike has not knowingly told OE to create back up files and does not require these. Is there a way to stop Outlook Express saving these backups? I cannot see anything in Tools, can someone help?

Also, when an email is received with a photo attached, the photo is always way bigger than the screen - only maybe 20% of the photo is seen in the Preview Pane. Is there a way to reduce the size of the photo in the preview pane? I have forgotten how OE behaved when I used it in the past!

Thanks for any suggestions,

Best wishes,

Roger
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Possible help here: Outlook Express .bak files in Recycle Bin
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Thanks for the reply and for the helpful link. All is well here now,

Thanks again,

Roger
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You're welcome, good luck.
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