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  1. becky1017

    becky1017 Thread Starter

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    That is 1,176,395 KB. I can't touch it. In outlook or the dbx file. I get the message that it is too big. Any attempt to delete, move, rename, etc says "File or directory is corrupt or unreadable".
    Below is C/P of the "Deleted Items" folder in OE:
    _________________________________________
    Folder could not be displayed


    Outlook Express could not open this folder.


    Possible causes are:
    • <LI id=ridResolution1>Low disk space.
    • Low memory.
    I need to delete this folder and I can't tell if it is displaying anything in OE.
    I have compacted. It took about a minute because its all mostly empty. The DBX files, on the other hand are not!

    Help?
    TIA,
    Becky
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks, I want to try this but I can't find the actual download. Too much adds on the page.:(
    Can you send direct link?
    Bec
    Edit: OK changed Lang. to USA>>LOL>
    I will let you know if it works. :)
     
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    New problem. Refuses to download due to Add-on conflict.. now what?
     
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    Hi, OK I am not starting a new problem with this file not dowloading, even after tweeking the security. I need to fix my original problem. Thanks :/
     
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    Nope. D/L fine but opening dbx file with Unlocker said it was corrupt and could not open this folder.
    I am running chkdsk now. This is so disasterous. :'(

    EDIT:chkdsk Didn't help.
     
  8. Phantom010

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    Try the following:

    Click Start > Run > type cmd

    Press Enter.

    In the command prompt, type: rmdir /s /q "full path to the folder you wish to delete"

    Press Enter.

    Make sure you keep the proper spacing between rmdir > /s > /q and "full path to the folder you wish to delete".
     
  9. becky1017

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    C prompt already has [C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603 ] So do I enter
    as below:

    rmdir /s /q C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603 \Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{8DB0C81E-00F1-4E6E-B0E2-23381DFDC5AC}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Deleted Items


    It can't find the file anyway. :(
     
  10. Phantom010

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    Don't forget the " ".

    rmdir /s /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603 \Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{8DB0C81E-00F1-4E6E-B0E2-23381DFDC5AC}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Deleted Items"
     
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    At the command prompt --
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603>

    is already in place. I cannot add " before the C

    :(
     
  12. Phantom010

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    Sorry, I haven't explained myself correctly.

    You do not add " before [C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603] already showing in the command prompt when opening it.

    I'm referring to the path for the folder you wish to delete.

    Here's how it should look:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603>rmdir /s /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603 \Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{8DB0C81E-00F1-4E6E-B0E2-23381DFDC5AC}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Deleted Items"
     
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    I placed this C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603>rmdir /s /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603 \Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{8DB0C81E-00F1-4E6E-B0E2-23381DFDC5AC}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Deleted Items"

    still cannot find path specified.:confused:
     
  14. Phantom010

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    Did you try with .dbx at the end?

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603>rmdir /s /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LENOVO-BF14F603 \Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{8DB0C81E-00F1-4E6E-B0E2-23381DFDC5AC}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Deleted Items.dbx"
     
  15. Phantom010

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    If still no luck, open Outlook Express.

    Click Tools > Options > Maintenance > Store Folder...

    Is the path identical to the one above?
     
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