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Running Outlook Express with 98SE and IE.. was deleting items from the sent folder and there were quite a few. As the computer was grinding thru the delete process, computer suddently decided to reboot itself. When it came back up again, the items were still in the sent folder. A message came up saying outlook had not shut down properly and would search for errors... it did that... and said it was remedying something that looked like txt.dbl... I then tried to delete a single email from the folder and said it could not be deleted. Same message as if you try to delete something that has already been deleted. Then found that I could not delete mail from the inbox either, nor in fact from anywhere at all. I can send and receive okay and move messages from inbox to sent folder or any other folder (except the deleted items folder) but cannot delete at all. Have searched microsoft.com for answers but can find nothing. There is no virus, have updated Norton and run it. I run ZA firewall and no other applications that could be blocking in anyway.
HELP!! PLEASE!!! :confused:
 

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Taken from a google search:

Why can't I delete messages inside OE?
That can happen if the Deleted Items folder is damaged. Move all messages you might want to keep out of the Deleted Items folder and into another mail folder you create. Close OE, then delete the file "Deleted Items.dbx" in your Identity's store folder. OE will create a new one when you re-open OE.
 

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There is nothing in the deleted items folder.... its empty... its items in the other folders that wont delete.. but will try that and thank you.... but where do I find this identity's store folder??
 

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okay using the find file option have located 3 .dbx folders, 2 marked deleted items and one marked sent items... do I delete all of them?

You are a gem... searched the net high and low for this info! ty
 

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yeeeehaaaaawwwww Charlie, you are the best... we are all systems go... thank you... now where do I sign up on here for life!!!! I need a few geeks in my life... thank you thank you thank you!!!
 
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