Windows Mail Low Memory or Disk Space

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by releasedfire, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. releasedfire

    releasedfire Guest

    Hello, have done a search on this issue, but I cannot find the righ
    answer.

    Here is the problem description
    Computer running Windows Vista Home Premium EN
    HDD: 120 GB in two partitions each of ~60GB
    2048 MB RA

    I've switched from XP to Vista, thus from OE6 to Windows Mail. I have
    lot of folders to organize my emails.
    I imported my emails from OE6 to Windows Mail without any problem. I
    worked fantastic for a while then

    The problem:
    When I opened Windows Mail I got a shock none of the folders were ther
    anymore except for the Inbox. The inbox has no emails in it. When
    clicked on the Inbox folder a message appears in the mail preview pane
    saying the message could not be displayed "not enough memory or dis
    space

    I tried the following but all in vain

    1. I went to look at the store folder. I was glad to see everything wa
    still intacted. I copied the whole Windows Mail folder to my desktop fo
    backup.
    Since the store folder was empty, Windows Mail will recreate the stor
    when Windows Mail restarts. I worked and I had all the normal folder
    back.
    I then imported the mails from the backup I made and all the ol
    folders were back again. I was releaved but only for a short whil
    everything was normal until I opened and closed Windows Mail for about
    times.
    Then again NO FOLDERS, NO MAILS, just the message telling me not enoug
    Disk space.
    2. I thought maybe their is something wrong on the partition C: and
    moved the Message store to partition D: . It didn't help
    3. I raised the virtual memory manually, which is by default controlle
    by Windows, from 1.5Gb to 3Gb which should be more than enough. Befor
    doing this I did check the Performance tab in the Windows Task Manage
    to see if all the physical memory was all used up, but there was stil
    enough left

    Please help
     
    releasedfire, Dec 15, 2007
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  2. releasedfire

    Guest Guest

    Download and install this fix, with Windows Mail not running:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/941090

    Although it's labelled as for mail stuck in the Outbox, it also works in
    other folders and for some other problems. If you don't know whether
    to use the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version, try the 32-bit version
    first. Certain common antivirus programs, such as most of those
    from Norton or McAfee, or a recent one from Trend, tend to cause
    such problems, although seldom immediately, so if you have such a
    program, remember where to find the fix - you are likely to need it
    again.
     
    Guest, Dec 15, 2007
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  3. If you used Outlook Express on the old computer, see
    http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#oe2wm
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Dec 15, 2007
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