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Windows 7: Cannot delete WLM Contacts

21 Mar 2014   #1
HowardButler

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Cannot delete WLM Contacts

Using Windows Live Mail, the contacts list has multiple copies of many of my contacts. I would like to delete some of them, but the option to delete is grayed out in the context menu. I looked in the contacts folder under my user name and some of the contacts shown in WLM are not there. How do I get rid of them?
Have seen multiple post about deleting contacts but they do not address the delete option being grayed out.


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21 Mar 2014   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi HowardButler, welcome to Seven Forums.
Open your 'Contacts' folder & right click what you want deleted or other options.
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23 Mar 2014   #3
HowardButler

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

No help, because as I said the delete option is grayed out.
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23 Mar 2014   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Howard, use this link to see if you have the latest version of WLM. Run the file, select what you want installed, if you have older programs installed, they will get updated.
None of your details will be changed, & you won't lose anything.
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23 Mar 2014   #5
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

P.S. if you see your photo with the option to 'Sign in' it could be the root of your problem.

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23 Mar 2014   #6
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

also if you logged into WLM with a live account go to
https://login.live.com/login
and sign into the account
Look and see if all your contacts are there, if yes,
Now go back into the WLM program. Sign out of WLM if it signs you in. Like the picture that Roderunner showed you.
Once signed out- close the Program
Re open the program and try to sign in again and see if the contacts are now not greyed out

If the contacts are NOT on the Website when you signed in, then somehow you deleted them and that is also why they could be greyed out.
Let us know what happened after you try these steps
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26 Mar 2014   #7
HowardButler

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It worked! Thank you so much. The edit and delete options are available and some duplicates (which were not in the contacts folder under my name on the hard drive) are gone. Problem solved.
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26 Mar 2014   #8
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

We are glad it worked!
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26 May 2014   #9
lbeck

Win 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

This didn't work for me. But this forum seems to have the most appropriate advice.

I have exported my WLM (2012 version). They are now corrected and in a CSV file. Now I go to WLM and import and it ADDED the corrected contacts. So I go to delete all contacts so that I can import to a clean slate. I was able to delete about the first 25 but now my only option to delete (of 500+ contacts now) I can only delete one at a time. I followed the advice on this thread, but when I click on
Quote:
also if you logged into WLM with a live account go to
https://login.live.com/login
and sign into the account
I don't see an option to sign on to anything. My browser is Google Chrome. I can do a pull down list as shown in the screen shot. My Delete x is still grayed out except for individual contacts, and right clicking on multiple contacts doesn't have the delete option.

I'm now in a real mess with most contacts duplicated and about 25 (don't know which ones) deleted.

Please help me to delete my WLM contacts so that I can import the CSV file with the edited contacts that I've worked on all day!

Thanks....


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26 May 2014   #10
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Try doing this with ie browser, crome might not be letting you see the delete tab
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