Outlook public folder - cannot delete an item.

Posted on 2007-10-02
Last Modified: 2008-11-22
Trying to delete an item in my all public folder and get a message "The item could not be deleted.  It was either moved or already deleted, or access was denined"

I do have editor right to this public folder.  Any ideas?
Question by:search5354
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    Accepted Solution

    Not sure these articles help
    check this out

    and this
    Determine folder access through permissions
    Permissions to public folders are usually determined by an administrator or someone in your organization who owns a folder for a specific project or subject.
    For the folders you have permission to access, you typically can read items and add items to the folder but you cannot delete items other than the ones you add.

    Assisted Solution

    I just ran into this issue this morning and found your request at the same time I was doing my search.  I found a way to delete those items.

    In exchange system manager open your public folder store and select the folder you want to manage
    right click/properties
    select the permissions tab
    administrative rights
    add your user (or add your user) and give "OWNER" rights
    click ok
    go back to outlook and you should be able to delete the items now.

    good luck.

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