go to Search/Find....all files and folders. Make sure it's looking in the C: drive and not the default My Documents location, and then click Advanced to look in Subfolders. Now type in *.dbx and you will see all your email. Delete ONLY the SENT and the DELETED and you will recover your harddrive space quickly, after emptying your recycle bin and rebooting. Once you open OE, it will recreate those two folders, and any special folders you have created will still be there.
Now go to Options in Tools and in the SENT tab, uncheck 'keep a copy' and then go to ADVANCED or MAINTENANCE and put a checkmark in 'empty deleted upon exit'. This way anything you delete will automatically be wiped from the harddrive as you close OE every time. If you want to keep a copy of any emails you send, just put your own email addy into the BCC line and you will receive your own copy of it via email......so create a new folder to drag those emails to for safekeeping. That way ONLY the ones you really want to keep are going to be saved.
How can I access e-mails that are stored on my hard drive? I need to remove them so to allow more storage space on my drive. I'm at capacity. I have already removed all emails from my outlook express location. Inbox, Sent, Deleted, etc. However they are still in my computer taking up space somewhere. The string to reach the area is: My Computer - Drive C - Windows - Application Data - Identities. Once I reach the area of identities my computer shows an alarming file size of e-mails. Would it be safe to delete these files so to allow more storage space on my hard drive? Please Advise. And once deleted will my computer automatically make this storage area again? I'm using a Dell Laptop,ME Operating System, Windows 2000 & Outlook Express 6.