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Windows 7: Can't delete emails


22 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7-64 bit
 
 
Can't delete emails

I have two emails in my Windows Live email inbox that will not delete. All other emails are OK. When I attempt to delete those two I get an error message saying an unknown error has occurred but it won't delete. How do I delete those two? Thanks. Hal.


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22 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try unlocker
http://filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

If that does not work and it may not, since its primarily for files, you may want to try in safe mode.
also
Go to the website of your email provider and delete from the server.
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23 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hal1 View Post
...Windows Live email inbox...
Windows Live Hotmail (browser based) or Windows Live Mail (downloaded Mail client which is part of Windows live Essentials)?
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24 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7-64 bit
 
 
Can't delete emails

Windows Live Mail
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25 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

IMAP or POP3? If IMAP it may be stuck on the server. If POP3 (and you do not have the option to "leave mail on server" checked in WLM) then it's a problem with WLM. I'd try to do a repair: Programs and Features/Windows Live Essentials. If you choose "repair" it should repair all the components of Essentials that were installed, including Mail.
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