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Deleting mail from outlook.

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by globb, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. globb

    globb Thread Starter

    Nov 27, 2002
    I am trying to delete email messages from microsoft outlook 2000, and I'm using windows xp. I've tried everything, deleting them, moving them, but nothing works, they still remain in my inbox. Now I'm trying to delete the inbox file manually from the hard drive, but I can't find it. I can't find the inbox.dbx file. I navigated to the application data folder, then to microsoft, then outlook, which is where it is supposed to be located, but all that's in the folder are internet data settings files ending in .srs and .fav. I tried deleting the whole folder, but outlook just rebuilt it again when I opened the program, and all of my messages were still there. I have all files shown, none are hidden. Please help.
  2. Corrosive


    Jan 9, 2003
    So, hitting the [del] key when a message is highlighted doesn't actually delete anything? And neither does moving it to the trash manually? Hmm... :confused:

    Personally, I don't use Outlook and therefore haven't got a clue as to how to approach this, but it might be worthwhile downloading a freeware email client (try punching in "Eudora" into Google and see what you get) and then importing you're contacts and messages into it.

    The last time I used it, I just selected the original client and it copied them directly with no problems, and without having to select any .dbx files. Opera will do this too (I think), and Nutscrape Navigator might have an email client.
  3. strudles


    May 11, 2002
    are you sure you are not using .pst files in Outlook 2000? I though .dbx files were associated with Outlook Express.
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