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Windows 7: Cannot delete file due to Windows Live Mail

16 Feb 2011   #1
jambooger

Windows 7 Home Premiere x64
 
 
Cannot delete file due to Windows Live Mail

I attached a file to an e-mail then sent via Windows Live Mail. It sent fine. Then I tried to delete the file but I get the message. "The action cannot be completed because the file is open in Windows Live Mail."


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16 Feb 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Did you try to close WLM and delete the file?
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16 Feb 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

You may have to go to the Sent Items folder and delete the message that contains the file.

Jim
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17 Feb 2011   #4
jambooger

Windows 7 Home Premiere x64
 
 

Yes if I close WLM and then re-open it I can delete the file, But thats ridiculous if I have to do that just to delete an attachment sent. I never had to go through all that trouble with Outlook.

Oh and tried that Jim,,, it doesent work. I actually have to close WLM and Re-open before I can delete.
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17 Feb 2011   #5
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

This has happened to me a few times as well.
I simply dragged the file to the "deleted files folder"...... problem solved!

D.
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17 Feb 2011   #6
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I'm not using Outlook so I can't help you anymore. That was my opinion for your problem. Wait for other to help you.
StalkeR
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17 Feb 2011   #7
Imperfect1

 
 

When you "close" a file, particularly an MS Office file, it isn't technically closed if you just click the Close "X" icon in the upper right corner. You have to actually click on File and then Close. Try closing your files that way, and see if it solves the problem.
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