DDE Server Window: Outlook.exe-no disk


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JohnT

I get a pop up window with the above message every time I open Outlook
This was created when I exported my contacts to a 3½ as a one-time event

It does not affect the performance, but it is annoying. How can I get rid of it? Is there a better way to back up those precious *.PST files in case the next, newest worm wants to screw that up?
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

I'm not familiar with 31/2 - but it sounds like Outlook is trying to load
it. Look in tools, options, other, advanced - addins and com addins. Is it
checked in either list? If so, uncheck it.

if that doesn't help, we'll need more information about this program.
 
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Roady [MVP]

Save an attachment and/or export something from within Outlook to your My
Documents folder and restart Outlook and see if it still prompts you. If
this solved it Outlook tried to access the last location you accessed with
Outlook which is the floppy drive.

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Roady [MVP]

A 3½ is a floppy disk ;-)

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Diane Poremsky said:
I'm not familiar with 31/2 - but it sounds like Outlook is trying to load
it. Look in tools, options, other, advanced - addins and com addins. Is it
checked in either list? If so, uncheck it.

if that doesn't help, we'll need more information about this program.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)





JohnT said:
I get a pop up window with the above message every time I open Outlook.
This was created when I exported my contacts to a 3½ as a one-time
event.

It does not affect the performance, but it is annoying. How can I get rid
of it? Is there a better way to back up those precious *.PST files in
case the next, newest worm wants to screw that up?
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Ah... haven't seen one of them in years...

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Roady said:
A 3½ is a floppy disk ;-)

--
Roady [MVP] www.sparnaaij.net
Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office related News
Also Outlook FAQ, How To's, Downloads and more...

Tips of the month:
-Setting Permissions on a Mailbox
-Create an Office XP CD slipstreamed with Service Pack 3

-----
Diane Poremsky said:
I'm not familiar with 31/2 - but it sounds like Outlook is trying to load
it. Look in tools, options, other, advanced - addins and com addins. Is
it checked in either list? If so, uncheck it.

if that doesn't help, we'll need more information about this program.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)





JohnT said:
I get a pop up window with the above message every time I open Outlook.
This was created when I exported my contacts to a 3½ as a one-time
event.

It does not affect the performance, but it is annoying. How can I get
rid of it? Is there a better way to back up those precious *.PST files
in case the next, newest worm wants to screw that up?
 
J

JOHN T

Gee, I did not realize that floppys were so, uh, passe.

Mea Culpa

I tried waht Roady said, and I still get the same pop up with the internal message, "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive A:." Earlier, I also tried to save the same *.pst folder into my seldom-used E:\ partition to stop the message pop up. Didn't work, either

If I did not make that clear before, double mea culpa.
 
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Roady [MVP]

You saved a pst-file to a floppy? Make sure it is not connected to Outlook
then.

--
Roady [MVP] www.sparnaaij.net
Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office related News
Also Outlook FAQ, How To's, Downloads and more...

Tips of the month:
-Setting Permissions on a Mailbox
-Create an Office XP CD slipstreamed with Service Pack 3

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JOHN T said:
Gee, I did not realize that floppys were so, uh, passe.

Mea Culpa!

I tried waht Roady said, and I still get the same pop up with the internal
message, "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive
A:." Earlier, I also tried to save the same *.pst folder into my seldom-used
E:\ partition to stop the message pop up. Didn't work, either.
 
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John T

How do I un do it, Roady

If I have the floppy in the drive, then all is OK because Outlook "sees" the floppy, and the file

If there is NO floppy, I get the choice of retry, cancel or continu

Either way, I still have that annoying pop up. Should I re install a hot patch

----- Roady [MVP] wrote: ----

You saved a pst-file to a floppy? Make sure it is not connected to Outloo
then

--
Roady [MVP] www.sparnaaij.ne
Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office related New
Also Outlook FAQ, How To's, Downloads and more..

Tips of the month
-Setting Permissions on a Mailbo
-Create an Office XP CD slipstreamed with Service Pack

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JOHN T said:
Gee, I did not realize that floppys were so, uh, passe
message, "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into driv
A:." Earlier, I also tried to save the same *.pst folder into my seldom-use
E:\ partition to stop the message pop up. Didn't work, either
 
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Roady [MVP]

In Outlook right click the Personal Folder in the Folder List and choose
Close Personal Folders. Now restart Outlook to release the lock on it and
you should be able to restart Outlook without the floppy disk and without
errors.

Regards,
--
Roady [MVP]
www.howto-outlook.com

Tips of the month:
-Setting Permissions on a Mailbox
-Create an Office XP CD slipstreamed with Service Pack 3
 
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john

WOO HOO!
it worked
Consider this as a boquet of flowers, or if you are not so inclined, a dozen golf balls
 

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