How to Empty 'Deleted Items' Folder in Microsoft Outlook?
Â The Microsoft Outlook application is one among the many Microsoft Office tools that provide better management options for the users. The users can manage various e-mail accounts using the tool and thus it can be considered as an efficient personal management application program. Microsoft Outlook includes a lot of options and features. One among it is the 'Deleted Items' folder. The folder holds the data or the e-mails that are deleted at the application interface. The user can thus restore the e-mails that are required or accidentally got deleted. The Outlook application that is corrupted due to any infections would cause certain issues like 'Deleted Items' folder cannot be deleted from the system. As a result the user cannot delete items from the folder. The e-mails deleted from the 'Inbox' also cannot be moved from the 'Inbox' to the 'Deleted Items' folder.
Discussed below are causes leading to and tips to fix the issue:
- Causes of the Issue
- Remove the Infections
- Reinstall the Application
Causes of the Issue
The 'Deleted Items' folder in Microsoft Outlook cannot be deleted or the user cannot empty the folder due to various infections that affect the tool. The presence of any infectious file in the folder or even the presence of infections in the system can cause the issue. The corruptions in Microsoft Outlook would prevent the user from working with the 'Deleted Items' folder.
Remove the Infections
The user can remove the infections in Microsoft Outlook using any of the security tools that are provided for such options. System scan can detect the infections that hide inside Microsoft Outlook. After removing the infections, the users can successfully delete the contents of the 'Deleted Items' folder in the Microsoft Outlook application.
Reinstall the Application
If the Microsoft Outlook application copy installed in your computer is corrupt, then also the users will not be able to empty the contents of the 'Deleted Items' folder. In such cases the users are recommended to try to debug the issues by uninstalling and reinstalling Microsoft Outlook. They can navigate to the 'Control Panel' and click on 'Add or Remove Programs' option. Then they can find the Microsoft Outlook application that is installed in the system. They can click on the 'Remove or 'Uninstall' button and follow the on-screen instructions to remove Microsoft Outlook. After the users restart the system, they are required to reinstall the Microsoft Outlook application again in the system by using the installation wizard.
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