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Old 17th April 2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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I have Opera 5 and in the mail folder I have discovered a 101Mb file called inbox.mbs. I'd like to recover that hard disc space. Since the file is so big I assume it's an archive containing every piece of mail I have ever received. Can anyone verify that and can I delete the file? When Opera discovers it missing will it start a new one?
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Old 17th April 2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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Im assuming you dont want to keep your inbox emails, because if you delete that file they will surely be gone.

well if thats what you want, deleting emails from opera wil probably do the job of cutting that file down. or just temporarly rename file to inbox.mbs.bak, see how opera reacts, if she screams, just name it back.
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Old 17th April 2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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I don't use Opera, but Netscape had/has a similar scheme and there is a "compact mailbox" command in the File menu for doing garabge collection.

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Old 17th April 2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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The inbox had only a couple of dozen mails in it yet windows explorer said the file was 100Mb in size. I moved the inbox mail to a new folder and then back again. Now explorer reports a reasonable size. Yet another mystery in the computing world.
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Old 17th April 2005, 06:28 PM   #5
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some times highly fragmented files (ie heavily used inbox) cause by size reports. copy back and forth defragmented your file. no real mystery.
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Old 17th April 2005, 09:48 PM   #6
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But I had recently run defrag so it's still a mystery. Anyway, I got the 100Mb space back and that's an important thing when the computer is so old that the hard drive is only 1.5Gb!
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But I had recently run defrag so it's still a mystery
that would only defrag the files on the HD, not the contents of the files...

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Old 17th April 2005, 11:23 PM   #8
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I could donate a free 15gig if you need one ?
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Old 18th April 2005, 02:14 AM   #9
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I could donate a free 15gig if you need one ?
That certainly is nice of you but I'm fine. I've got two 1.5G and that's plenty for what I'm doing as long as I keep it tidy and free of junk.
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Tidy? Free of junk? There are two of us out there, then! I remember wondering what my dad would do to fill his new 8MB hard drive as a kid. Yesterday at Office Despot, They had a clearance... 160 or 200GB (forget) for $80, after rebate.

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