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Deleting Contacts

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Doug Parrish

#1
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
"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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Gary VanderMolen

#3
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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Doug Parrish

#4
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
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> 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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Guest

#5
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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Gary VanderMolen

#6
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
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> 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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