Solved: Cannot delete emails in Outlook Express

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happyslp

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I have an HP Intel Pentium using Windows XP
with Outlook Express. I've received the message "Email could not be deleted" for 4 days now when I try to delete any emails. I finally downloaded the full program of RegCure tonight but I still can't delete emails! HELP!?
 
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Are you logged in as an administrator or have only read-access privileges to the Outlook file by any chance?
 

throoper

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Hi happyslp and welcome to TSG.

Try compacting the Deleted Items folder.
File>Workoffline.
Highlight the Deleted Items folder to display it's contents in the message pane.
File>Folder>Compact.
File>Workoffline to remove the check.

Try deleting messages again.

T. :)
 

Phantom010

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Do not use a registy cleaner (RegCure) as it can do more harm than good. Follow throoper's advice.
 

happyslp

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You're da bomb!!!After following Throoper's steps, I can finally delete over 150 unwanted emails...I really appreciate the help!
 
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