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Outlook Express I unfortunitly not understanding my computer did a stupid thing and sent through 200 + photo's on my Outlook Express ( Now it is stuck in my DRAFT'S and everytime I click on to my draft's to try and delete the problem it stick's on and my computer just freezes which means I can't do anything with it ) therefore the only thing I can do is switch it off at the wall !!! Please can you help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please could you explain how in simple terms as I'm a novice with my computer !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Please can you ( HELP !!! )
I have tried one thing that was suggested by your team which worked up until I got to pressing and holding down the CTRL key while pressing down the "v" key, after that I got a window in the middle of the screen saying no file !!!

Please can you suggest anything else I can do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 17, 2007


After following your instruction up until CTRL key with c all is well !!!
Then I close Outlook Express.
Then I click on start and go to run ( the small window popup then I click open ) there is nothing to delete in the box.
Then I press and hold down CTRL key along with the v key.
It then paste the pathname then I click ok. ( everything is ok till then ) but after clicking ok instead of the window opening up ( I get a long window in the middle of the screen saying it can't find this file.)

Please can you suggest anymore help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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I just tried this and it worked for me...

Open Outlook Express and right click on the drafts folder. Select Properties. You should see something like:

"The folder is stored in the following file:"

Left click somewhere in the file name and then use the left arrow key to move all the way back to the beginning of this very long path/file name. Now hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and then use the right arrow key to highlight the path. Highlight everything except the actual file name (Drafts.dbx). Once the entire path is highlighted hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and press the "c" key once. This will copy the path name.

Now close Outlook Express.

Now click on Start and select Run. A small window will popup and you should click in the box labeled Open. If there's anything in there already use the Delete key or Backspace key to clear it out. Now press hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and press the "v" key. This will paste the pathname you copied a moment ago. Now click on OK. If you've done this right it will open a Window in the folder where the file Drafts.dbx is stored. Find this file and right click on it. Now select Rename and just put an "x" in front of the file name. It should now be "xDrafts.dbx". Hit the ENTER key on your keyboard.

Restart Outlook Express. I beleive the files in the Drafts Folder will be gone. If this all works you can go back and delete the "xDrafts.dbx" file. If you encounter any problems go back and rename "xDrafts.dbx" to "Drafts.dbx" and at least you're back where you started.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

  • ohiotom Dec 17, 2007

    It sounds like you've copied too much information and included the file name. Please repeat the steps but post another message here and press the ctrl-v in this window so I can see what you're pasting.

    Sorry I did not see that you have posted another message here. I think you need to login for me to be notified. When you post as "Guest" I don't get an email saying you've asked another question.


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