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Deleting Contacts

  1. #1


    Doug Parrish Guest

    Deleting Contacts

    Attempting to delete a legitimate contact in Windows Mail causes Windows
    Explorer to stop working, after which it then shuts down. The contact is not
    deleted. Why can't I simply delete a duplicate contact in Windows Mail
    without having the environment shut down? Does something have to be set in
    Options first for this to happen? Thanks.

    Doug Parrish


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  2. #2


    Guest

    Re: Deleting Contacts


    "Doug Parrish" <dkparrish@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Attempting to delete a legitimate contact in Windows Mail causes Windows
    > Explorer to stop working, after which it then shuts down. The contact is
    > not deleted. Why can't I simply delete a duplicate contact in Windows Mail
    > without having the environment shut down? Does something have to be set in
    > Options first for this to happen? Thanks.
    >
    > Doug Parrish
    Start Windows Mail, then click Tools, then Windows Contacts, then right
    click in the empty space under the right end of the toolbar, then click on
    Customize This Folder, then the triangle, then Contacts, then Apply, then
    OK. This should leave you in the proper program to delete contacts,
    so click on the contact you want to delete, then Delete.



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  3. #3


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Deleting Contacts

    If Robert's suggestion does not help, try dragging the unwanted
    contact directly to the Recycle Bin.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP


    "Doug Parrish" <dkparrish@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:e5uQDuduIHA.5832@xxxxxx

    > Attempting to delete a legitimate contact in Windows Mail causes Windows
    > Explorer to stop working, after which it then shuts down. The contact is
    > not deleted. Why can't I simply delete a duplicate contact in Windows Mail
    > without having the environment shut down? Does something have to be set in
    > Options first for this to happen? Thanks.
    >
    > Doug Parrish

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  4. #4


    Doug Parrish Guest

    Re: Deleting Contacts

    Dragging the contact across the Desktop to the Recycle Bin works. After
    following Robert's good instructions, Windows Explorer still does not behave
    properly.

    Would changing the attribute from "Read Only" to "Archive" help?

    Thanks again.

    Doug Parrish

    "Gary VanderMolen" <Gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OQM5FAfuIHA.4736@xxxxxx

    > If Robert's suggestion does not help, try dragging the unwanted
    > contact directly to the Recycle Bin.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP
    >
    >
    > "Doug Parrish" <dkparrish@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:e5uQDuduIHA.5832@xxxxxx

    >> Attempting to delete a legitimate contact in Windows Mail causes Windows
    >> Explorer to stop working, after which it then shuts down. The contact is
    >> not deleted. Why can't I simply delete a duplicate contact in Windows
    >> Mail without having the environment shut down? Does something have to be
    >> set in Options first for this to happen? Thanks.
    >>
    >> Doug Parrish

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  5. #5


    Guest

    Re: Deleting Contacts

    My contacts are not read only, and they delete when I tell them to.
    I'm not sure what the Archive attribute is for.

    "Doug Parrish" <dkparrish@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O3Ir9QouIHA.4916@xxxxxx

    > Dragging the contact across the Desktop to the Recycle Bin works. After
    > following Robert's good instructions, Windows Explorer still does not
    > behave properly.
    >
    > Would changing the attribute from "Read Only" to "Archive" help?
    >
    > Thanks again.
    >
    > Doug Parrish
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" <Gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OQM5FAfuIHA.4736@xxxxxx

    >> If Robert's suggestion does not help, try dragging the unwanted
    >> contact directly to the Recycle Bin.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP
    >>
    >>
    >> "Doug Parrish" <dkparrish@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:e5uQDuduIHA.5832@xxxxxx

    >>> Attempting to delete a legitimate contact in Windows Mail causes Windows
    >>> Explorer to stop working, after which it then shuts down. The contact is
    >>> not deleted. Why can't I simply delete a duplicate contact in Windows
    >>> Mail without having the environment shut down? Does something have to be
    >>> set in Options first for this to happen? Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Doug Parrish
    >


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  6. #6


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Deleting Contacts

    I agree that Contacts should not be 'Read Only', which
    could well be the source of the problem. The Archive attribute
    does not matter; it is a flag that Windows uses to determine
    if the file has been backed up since it was last changed.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP


    <robertmiles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O5b8QHpuIHA.516@xxxxxx

    > My contacts are not read only, and they delete when I tell them to.
    > I'm not sure what the Archive attribute is for.
    >
    > "Doug Parrish" <dkparrish@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:O3Ir9QouIHA.4916@xxxxxx

    >> Dragging the contact across the Desktop to the Recycle Bin works. After
    >> following Robert's good instructions, Windows Explorer still does not
    >> behave properly.
    >>
    >> Would changing the attribute from "Read Only" to "Archive" help?
    >>
    >> Thanks again.
    >>
    >> Doug Parrish
    >>
    >> "Gary VanderMolen" <Gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:OQM5FAfuIHA.4736@xxxxxx

    >>> If Robert's suggestion does not help, try dragging the unwanted
    >>> contact directly to the Recycle Bin.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Doug Parrish" <dkparrish@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:e5uQDuduIHA.5832@xxxxxx
    >>>> Attempting to delete a legitimate contact in Windows Mail causes
    >>>> Windows Explorer to stop working, after which it then shuts down. The
    >>>> contact is not deleted. Why can't I simply delete a duplicate contact
    >>>> in Windows Mail without having the environment shut down? Does
    >>>> something have to be set in Options first for this to happen? Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>> Doug Parrish
    >>
    >
    >

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