View Full Version : Lost O E Delete function

26-01-2006, 06:27 PM
Help, the delete button in my Outlook Express has ceased to funtion, along with the "no items in this view" header in the deleted items page although in "Local Folders" there is the one I know is there showing. Earlier, I was attempting to save the sent items folder to disk and I have really mucked up something. Any ideas?


mark c
26-01-2006, 06:33 PM
funny things happen all the time, try a reboot, see what happens

26-01-2006, 06:34 PM
Have you looked in view..layout..customize tool bar?

26-01-2006, 07:00 PM
Thanks but neither of those suggestions worked.

mark c
26-01-2006, 07:07 PM
I don't use OE but I'd check for malware, might be causing something like this, look at the FAQs. Maybe you want to update OE. Maybe you've fiddled around with something else, changed hardware recently? downloaded lots of stuff? Though kind of imagine that OE is 'locked' away in the OS, so perhaps less susceptible to changes. Could a virus do this? Do you run an up to date AV and scan?

26-01-2006, 07:11 PM
Most likely a corrupted Deleted items folder
Close OE
Do search for deleted items.dbx
Start/Find/ Files or folders - you may have to select show hidden files.
When you find it delete it and restart OE

26-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Hi Safari,
Yup, that done it, many ta's.

mark c
26-01-2006, 08:53 PM
Thank you Safari from me too. :)