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SAJID52

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I had to clean my hard drive, and re-install my OS XP Home.
All went fine,but when I re-installed my Outlook Express 6,and imported my saved mail files from my external Hd.
OK,good.
For some reason now,I'm unable to delete any old messages.

Help?

Thank you for reading and I hope your help.



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SAJID52

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Thank you for the help. :)
The site has too many spy thingies.
Me no likie.

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um , sorry, do you still need help?

Sultan emerr--are you leaving? It would be a shame :(

ANyways, there are better services than outlook..IMO :)
 

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Hi SAJID52

The Deleted Items folder may be corrupted.
Delete the .dbx file associated for that folder.

With Outlook Express closed:

Windows XP:
  • Open My Computer,
    Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
    under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
    Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
    Apply, OK to save and close.

Search:
  • Start > Search > For Files or Folders > All files and folders,
    In the field for: all or part of the file name
    Key in:
    .dbx
    Below that, click on More advanced options
    in the field: Type of File, select (All Files and Folders)
    place a checkmark in:
  • Search system folders
  • Search hidden files and folders
  • Search subfolders
    click Search

Locate the Deleted Items.dbx file and delete it.

Restart Outlook Express, a new Deleted Items.dbx file will be created.
Delete a message.

Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

SAJID52

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I was able to fix my mail using this .......

http://www.officehelp.in/showthread.php?t=1012110

Bruce Hagen Re: outlook express 6 can't delete from inbox

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Do they delete from any folder? If not, Deleted Items is corrupt. Do the
following if that is so. If it is only from the Inbox, move any mail you
wish to save and do the following for that folder.

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store folder will reveal the location of
your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the folder
location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start | Run | Ctrl+V will put the
location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise, write
the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.

In Windows XP, 2K & 3K, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options |
View.

With OE closed, find the DBX file for the folder in question {Deleted
Items.dbx} and delete it. A new one will be created automatically when you
open OE.

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually become
corrupt. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and move your
mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep user created
folders under 100MB, and Default folders as empty as is feasible.

After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while
working *offline* and do it often.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File>Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the Status
Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until the
compacting is completed.

In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background and
leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS MVP - Outlook Express
~IB-CA~
************************************************************

Thank you for taking the time with your inputs. :)


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