This procedure take longer than compacting, but does a more thorough job of running diagnostics on the Database file, repairing them, then copying all the good data to a new file.
When the rebuilding is done, the Compact Status window will say it’s complete.
The update path varies, depending on the version that you currently have.
They still occupy space, which means the Database is larger than it needs to be, and is occupying more space on your hard drive than necessary.Database Utility creates a brand new, blank Database file, renames your old damaged file, copies all the undeleted data from the old file to the new, then creates an index within the new file to make all your messages and data easy for Entourage to find. When Database Utility has completed compacting your Database, the Compact Status window indicates that it’s complete.Click the Done button to close Database Utility and continue to your Entourage main window.The next window, called the New Account window, asks what kind of email account you want to create. It could be “My home email”, “Company email”, or anything else that makes sense to you.We typically enter the actual email address that corresponds to this account here.