Fix the issue when Microsoft® Outlook Express fails to delete messages
What are the tips to resolve the common reasons when Microsoft Outlook Express unable to delete messages?
Microsoft Outlook Express is a simple, easy to use and user friendly e-mail program introduced by Microsoft. This program comes with flexible HTML expurgation and creative features. Microsoft Outlook Express has frozen privacy and security features that support digital IDs and S/MIME encryption. Microsoft Outlook Express filtering system is hard to use and message templates are missing totally. It is compatible with Operating Systems such as Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP and more. This program features a multi-paned interface that is simple with standard elements like a folder list for organizing messages, a contacts list and a preview pane.
Following lines explains about the possible reasons for Microsoft Outlook Express fails to remove messages from Inbox:
- General troubleshooting
- Deleting data file
Sometimes you can see that they you might fail to delete e-mails from the Inbox or other folders. Usually this issue can be resolved very easily. If Microsoft Outlook Express is working normally, the most likely reason of this problem is a tainted data file. Microsoft Outlook Express stores most of the e-mails of user's in a huge data file. If a problem occurs, the file may becomes too large and cause problems with deleting e-mails. One of the solutions for this problem is to delete the data file.
Ensure that your computer has the most current update for the Windows Operating System. Click the message to be removed to highlight it and press 'Delete' and 'Shift' buttons on the keyboard at a time. Then right click on the folder and choose ‘Empty deleted items folder’ and restart Microsoft Outlook Express. If you still cannot remove messages, go to the file menu, choose folders and click on the ‘Compact all folders’ option. Now restart Microsoft Outlook Express once more.
In order to delete data file, first close and restart your Microsoft Outlook Express. Then go to 'Tools, menu and select 'Options'. Choose the 'Maintenance' button and click on the 'Store' folder tab. Then copy the file path and close Microsoft Outlook Express. Open the Run prompt from the Windows start menu and paste the file path into the prompt. Press 'Enter' key to open the folder and then select the file ‘Deleted Items.dbx’ and right click and select 'Delete'. Now you can delete messages from your Microsoft Outlook Express Inbox.
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