Can't delete from the delete folder?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by TLKpuff, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. TLKpuff

    TLKpuff Guest

    I found a way to get rid of them. It takes a while, but it works. It goes as
    follows. Right click the delete folder. Then click on Empty deleted Items
    folder. next are you sure you want to delete these items click yes. It works
    but you must do that for every message in your delete folder
    TLKpuff, Jun 16, 2007
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    e miller Guest

    e miller, Jun 17, 2007
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  3. TLKpuff

    e miller Guest

    This actually worked and soooooo easy!!

    (After wasting 10 minutes using Steve's suggestiong from the other post.
    But, Steve's method worked yesterday when I could not delete a message from
    my outbox...)

    Give it a try!
    e miller, Jun 17, 2007
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    lormart Guest

    I have 1 item in my spamfighter folder and two in my inbox and nothing will
    let me either move them or delete them, any other suggestions?
    lormart, Jun 17, 2007

  5. If you are not willing to just ignore them, the only way is to delete both
    copies of the database (which does not contain the messages, but only
    references to them) and let WinMail rebuild it.
    First close WinMail, then use Task Manager to make sure there are no
    instances of it under applications or processes.
    Then click Start | Search | Advanced Search
    Check the box to include non-indexed, hidden and system files.
    In the Name field type WindowsMail.MSMessageStore and click the Search
    It should show you two copies. Delete both of them and re-open WinMail.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jun 17, 2007
  6. Gary VanderMolen, Jun 18, 2007
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