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PetersT
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Compact folders fails

Lately, everytime TBP asks if I want to compact my my folders, and I click OK to start the process, it comes back a few moments later with the message "Some folder (e.g. 'Inbox') cannot be compacted because there is not enough disk space. Please delete some files and try again."

I have 29.1GB free on my USB drive. What more do I have to delete to allow the compact to succeed?

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TEMP and errors

I'd suggest scanning the drive in question for errors and ensuring that your drive where TEMP is located has enough free space to start.

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I assume by scanning the

I assume by scanning the drive you meant running CHKDSK on the removable drive. If that's correct, I did so, and it reported 0 bad sectors.

Does the compact process use the TEMP folder on the computer's C: drive? My C: drive has 176 GB free.

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Portable

Those are the only two things that would affect the portable version specifically. So, it's not a portable issue, it's a Thunderbird issue. This message pops up all the time and it has nothing to do with the amount of disk space you have free. It's a Thunderbird bug. Try moving folders around. Try compacting only a handful at a time, etc.

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Okay, I'll try your

Okay, I'll try your suggestions. Is there a way to turn off the prompt to compact folders that pops up after I've deleted a few items?

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also try SpeedyFox and similar

you may also find SpeedyFox (available nearby) or similar third party compactors useful in a case like this BUT make sure you have a backup first as your TB is possibly unstable

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