How to empty deleted items folder in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook provides option to automatically empty deleted items folder on exit. But if you do not want to enable this feature and still want manually empty deleted items then you can use the Cleanup tools. List below are the steps to manually clear deleted items folder in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

Click on the on the File menu –> Info menu and click on the Cleanup tools dropdown.

Empty deleted items folder in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

Select Empty Deleted Items Folder option from menu list. And Click on the Yes button to confirm whether you want to permanently delete all the items and subfolders in the Deleted Items folder.

delete items warning message in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

Also See: How to disable permanently delete items warning message in Outlook

In Category: MS Office, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013

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