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#1 shell5

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 10:43 PM

I have received an email from a reputable source :thumbsup: containing movie attachments and Outlook Express will not let me delete.
I got 2 other emails from same person, same movie attachments, same day and they have deleted as normal.
Outlook is running slow as a result, any help would be appreciated,

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:13 PM

You can try completely deleting OE inbox file and then let OE restore it next time you launch the application:

Windows/application data/Identities/ (alphanumeric string)/Microsoft/Outlook Express/inbox.dbx

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:15 AM

Not really sure what you mean and how to delete inbox, can't find all files you mentioned, sorry to sound so computer illiterate.

Have even tried to compact folders and it says it cant do inbox as memory is full, what does this mean. Has also said that there is an error with inbox.dbx file.


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Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:49 AM

What I gave you was the file path to the folder. Follow the path (most likely it is on your C: drive) beginning at the Windows folder,until you get to the inbox.dex file,then right click on the file, and delete it.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:12 PM

Yes I did try to follow the path you gave, when I got to Identities folder there were two alphanumeric folders there but they were both empty. Have done a search for "inbox.dbx", but cant find it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 07:30 PM

The only explanation that comes to mind is that the file is hidden. Try to unhide the file and then search for it a again.
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 09:04 AM

Thanks for your help, I now have an empy Outlook Express Inbox,
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 10:51 PM

I am glad this worked for you. I think that OE sometimes fails to empty properly the inbox file, and when it then grows large enough, the size makes manual deleting Emails from the user interface impossible.
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