Outlook public folder - cannot delete an item.

Posted on 2007-10-02
Medium Priority
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

Accepted Solution

sonysg earned 500 total points
ID: 20011293
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

sej69 earned 500 total points
ID: 20057661
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.

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Resolve Outlook connectivity issues after moving mailbox to new Exchange 2016 server
PHP contact form that lets the user to contact the company through email contact form. A button is fixed at the bottom of site, on clicking a new window will open where a user can send the email.
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month17 days, 9 hours left to enroll

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question