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My Outlook express will not allow me to delete message.

The outlook express delete button does not respond when I am trying to delete messages from my mail inbox.All other function works.
I ran a scaned with REGCURE.com from Pareto Logic to repair outlook express, still no luck.
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    Thank-You very much for your help
    Larry

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Hi,

Option 1:
Close outlook express. Go to Start>Search>search for Deleted Items.dbx
when you get the results, delete all .dbx files
Re-open Outlook express and it will automatically create Deleted Items folder again.

Option 2:

Try to create a new folder. Drag the e-mail you want to delete to that new folder then try to delete it from the new folder.

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Hi! Follow these steps to get the information:
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MailNavigator can cope with the task of restoring out-of-order dbx files when Outlook Express itself cannot read them and when a range of other programs are not capable of restoring the information contained in these files. These situations can happen because of viruses, computer breakdown, power interruptions and many other reasons, leading to errors in the file system.
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eudora1.gif Once you've read the messages, select the ones that should be exported back into Outlook Express. You can use various filters to select the messages. If you want to export all the messages browsable in the Navigator at once, use the menu command:

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