Windows Live mail

When opening WLM, I recently started getting the message "Recovering Windows Live Mail Data base". and then discovered I cant empty the Sent, Junk and Deleted folders using the default "Empty his folder option" I at times can delete a group by highlighting and then using Delete. This may work a couple times then I get a "An unknown error has occurred" If left standing another box opens saying "Deleting Messages" but no apparent action. This also happens if I try deleting one line at a time. Ive tried several possible solutions even uninstalled essentials and reinstalled but didn't help. Just duplicated the same problems. I'm now desperate. Any help would be appreciated....

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I'm no fan of WLM.
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I use WLM & haven't seen that in 2-3 yrs., but when I did...

...I exported all my email and contacts, then uninstalled & reinstalled WLM. I don't know if your situation will allow you to do that, but that's what has worked for me in the past. I currently have 2893 messages in my inbox, and so far so good. I'm using Windows 7 mainly, but it also works with everything from Vista to 10.
Good luck.

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