Deleted Messages can't be deleted from "Deleted Items"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by CVMax, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. CVMax

    CVMax Guest

    When I try to empty the Deleted Items folder I get an "unknown error has
    occurred" message. In short, I can't delete items in the Deleted Items
    folder. When I right-click and chose "empty folder" it deleted one item in
    the folder but not all. Junk folder works fine. If I select items in the
    Deleted Items folder and click delete the same error message pops up. Any
    idea how to fix this?
    CVMax, Sep 22, 2006
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    Gerald Guest

    I've got the same error. I've tried to restart my computer but nothnig seems
    to work. If i try to display one of the mails which are in the delete folder,
    I've ogt an error message...

    Somebody knows how solve this issue ?
    Gerald, Sep 24, 2006
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    Gerald Guyot Guest

    I've tried to delete manually the contents of the folder via the Explorer.
    When I restart Windows Mail, "Deleted Items" are always here. It's amazing
    Gerald Guyot, Sep 28, 2006
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    Toysrme Guest

    The problem is when you delete the top message in the box.
    The work around is to delete everything else first, then delete the top

    Toysrme, Oct 5, 2006
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    RN Guest

    Deleting "everything else first" doesn't work either, it does nothing and
    elicits the same error.

    The problem is NOT solved and it is not "easy" because it does NOT solve the

    The deleted items folder simply will not empty and I cannot delete message
    one by one either.
    RN, Oct 8, 2006

  6. View | Layout
    Turn off the Preview Pane and then try.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 9, 2006
  7. Nothing that was suggested does work. The message bodies appear to have been
    deleted in the reading pane but the actual message list is still filled.
    There is a consistent error message in the reading pane saying
    "Message could not be displayed. Windows Mail encountered an unexpected
    problem while displaying this message. Check your computer for low memory or
    low disk space and try again". Now neither memory nor disk space is low.
    Messages that properly display the content of emails can be deleted, nothing
    work for the debris that's left in the "Deleted Items" box. Annoying.
    Clemens Kaiser, Oct 13, 2006
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    Joe Guest

    I've got the same issue and nothing works.

    Joe, Oct 25, 2006
  9. You posted to a thread where the problem was the Inbox. Where is your

    Deleted Items is probably corrupt.
    Go to Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder and see where OE is
    storing its data files.
    Close OE.
    Go to the store folder with Windows Explorer and delete Deleted Items.dbx.
    With Win2K, WinXP and Win2K3 it will be a hidden file.
    OE will build a new one when you reopen it.

    If Deleted Items has messages you want to keep, instead of deleting it move
    (not copy) it to an empty Windows folder. Then use DBXtract on the old
    Deleted Items.dbx.
    DBXtract ($5):
    You can drag the recovered messages from the Windows folder back into an OE
    folder in the Folder List in an open OE.

    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 27, 2006
  10. I think you got the NGs mixed up. There ain't no stinkin' dbx files in
    Vista. <G>

    Steve Cochran, Nov 3, 2006
  11. Yup. I think my brain may be going away.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Nov 3, 2006
  12. Its hard switching between Vista Mail and OE. I have two machines side by
    side so I can jump between them.

    Steve Cochran, Nov 4, 2006

  13. Me too, but that doesn't keep me from getting confused. Maybe it ensures
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Nov 4, 2006
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    jwardl Guest

    Now, if someone can figure out how to fix the same issue is VISTA!
    jwardl, Nov 4, 2006
  15. Can you go to the Deleted Items folder in Windows Explorer and see if it's
    empty except for winmail.fol?
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Nov 5, 2006
  16. Glad I'm not supporting the WL stuff.


    Steve Cochran, Nov 5, 2006
  17. I now have two of these undelete-able messages. Windows Vista is acursed --
    nothing but trouble -- avoid it at all costs. All costs being the operable
    words in my case so far. :(
    Still Learning, Mar 30, 2007
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    kajunbeth Guest

    I found that if I highlight them all (except the first one) and drag them
    into my junk mail folder I can empty the junk mail folder. Then, I delete the
    last one. It has been working that way for me so far. I just hope they get a
    FIX for it soon!
    kajunbeth, Apr 13, 2007
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    Soporte Tecnico SoftNet Solutions®, Apr 13, 2007
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    talon4wd2 Guest

    I have been reading through all these posts trying to find a solution but
    have been unsuccessful. I just found that if you hightlight the deleted
    items, right click on empty it will do it on each individual message. It was
    time consuming but it did work and I didn't select the actual message - just
    the deleted items in the menu.

    Hope this works for anyone else having this issue.
    talon4wd2, Apr 17, 2007
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