Cant delete all the deleted mails at once.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Cheryl, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Guest

    I want to delete all the items in my deleted emails at one time and it wont
    do it. Only deletes one at a time. Please advise
     
    Cheryl, Jul 31, 2007
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  2. Cheryl

    brink Guest

    Hi Cheryl,

    Try clicking "Edit" (menu bar) and click "Empty Deleted Items folder"

    OR

    While you have "Deleted Items" folder open, highlight one of the
    messages and click "Edit" and click "Select All" then click the big red
    X to delete them all.

    If this doesn't work, try only deleting a small chunk of them at a
    time.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn


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    brink, Jul 31, 2007
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  3. Cheryl

    Cheryl Guest

    Already tried that and it comes up error. I still dont know what to do. It
    wasnt doing this before. All the sudden it says "Error has occurred" in a pop
    up???
    Please advise
     
    Cheryl, Aug 1, 2007
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  4. Cheryl

    Bobby Guest

    Congrats. Seems like you have windows vista also. Never had this problem
    before. This system does all sorts of things it feels like it wishes to do.
    Tried all the solutions suggested and still cannot delete the deleted files.
    Tried deleting them one at a time and got a few then the error came up. I
    see where microsoft will improve the product if I click "I accept". We'll
    see. I haven't seen an improvement sense I started the product.
     
    Bobby, Aug 1, 2007
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  5. Cheryl

    brink Guest

    Ok Cheryl,

    Do you have any message's that will not delete "Stuck"?

    Read the top portion of this link about antivirus programs. If you do
    have a stuck message, then do the section for the folder that you have
    the stuck message in. If all else fails, you can do the "To Reset
    Windows Mail" section.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/62560-windows-mail-problems.html

    How many messages are you trying to delete at one time?

    Shawn


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    brink, Aug 1, 2007
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  6. Cheryl

    no idea Guest

    I did what was suggested and at last my stuck mail has gone! also my deleted
    mail box is now EMPTY. Thanks for all the advice.
    Tony
     
    no idea, Mar 15, 2008
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  7. Did you solve this problem as I'm epxerienceing the same thing trying to
    delete the entire deleted folder it only is taking one at a time....

    Thanks,

    Jerry
     
    Cannot delete delete folder in one step, Jun 6, 2009
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  8. Cheryl

    t-4-2 Guest

    Left click on any one message, ( anyone ), press Ctrl key and HOLD, click A
    key. All messages are now shaded . Click Delete.
    t-4-2

    "Cannot delete delete folder in one step" <Cannot delete delete folder in
    one > wrote in message
     
    t-4-2, Jun 6, 2009
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  9. Instead of the manual deletion, choose Options from the Tools drop down
    menu, click on the Advanced Tab, click on the Maintenance button (near the
    bottom right). Under Cleaning up, check the box in front of: Empty messages
    from the Deleted Items folder on exit.
    "Cannot delete delete folder in one step" <Cannot delete delete folder in
    one > wrote in message
     
    Charles W Davis, Jun 6, 2009
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  10. Cheryl

    t-4-2 Guest

    Very good idea, but ..... there will be no 2nd chance. They are all gone
    upon exit of Windows Mail.
    I'd like to double check before I drop the axe, but that's just me.
    t-4-2
     
    t-4-2, Jun 6, 2009
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