10,000 + Messages cant delete?

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  1. DTS BeLieVeD

    DTS BeLieVeD New Member

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    10,000 + Messages cant delete?

    I have 3 months worth of text messages in my inbox and out box and I'm trying to find an easy way to delete them. I know that there is a delete all button (I've pressed it). When I press it my phone freezes. At first I just thought this was normal. So I left it on all night thinking that by when I wake up they will all be deleted, but when I woke up to see my phone none of the messages were deleted. I've tried tried deleting them one by one, but I got to about 1,000 and my fingers started hurting so I stopped. So does anyone know of an easier way to delete the messages from the Q that won't freeze my phone and will be fast and easy? Thanks
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    head to www.jeyo.com
    and download either the mobile extender (if you have outlook) or the mobile companion if you dont and delete them with the PC

    i recommend the mobile extender since it uses outlook you get an option called 'empty sms folder on device' and then you pick the folder to remove the messages in

    for the future i would delete more often :wink:
  3. DTS BeLieVeD

    DTS BeLieVeD New Member

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    Thanks! ha ha and yes I will deffinatly delete more often ha ha!
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    DTS BeLieVeD New Member

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    ok. Well I downloaded it and tried to delete them all and it froze again.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    which program did you get?
    did they load on the PC and then tried to delete them from there?

    what did you do?
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    DTS BeLieVeD New Member

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    yes i got them on the computer and tred to delete them there. I left it on for about an hour letting it delete and I looked at my phon and it was frozen and the computer had frozen. Is there someting wrong with my phone? Because I was able to back them up all 25,086 of them? well the inbox. I dont want to have to master reset when I can just get a new phone and I dont even know if master reseting will do the trick. I'm thinkin about just deleting some of the registry and take my phone i and say its broken and just get a new one free. I just don't have the time for deleting them all 1 by 1?
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    25000!?
    i think you might need more than an hour

    i think you might be stuck going 1 by 1
    or do the master reset...its less of a hassle than returning the phone

    and yes the reset will remove the texts from the phone
    just back up the rest of the phone and you should be ok
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    DTS BeLieVeD New Member

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    Ok. Thanks. I'll back it up later today and master reset and if it doesn't work I'll get back to you. thanks!
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    ok cool...
    good luck!
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    aznmsoong New Member

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    10,000 plus thats alot
    but im getting close im at like 1000 a little over 1 month with the phone
  11. DTS BeLieVeD

    DTS BeLieVeD New Member

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    yeah I got my phone a little more than a month ago. I'm a heavy texter :laugh2:
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    Try InBoxExterder, it's free and has a delete all.
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    heavy ? that's kinda an understatement :}

    posted on the Q.
  14. Jah Worm

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    how do i back up my contacts

    i need to do a hardware reset but want to ensure that ill have my contacts list. i need a step by step instructions like 1 - 10. my phone company is close for the holidays and my phone just needs a reset now! lol i dont no much about file names and programs but if its put in a basic form then i shall be fine n dan-dee.


    thanks!
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    well you have the options listed here or you can search...
    this has been asked 100's of times...search for back up contacts...
  16. Jah Worm

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    thx i guess
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    so if i dont hav outlook or the other program to crack.. is there not a free program to use and have my contact list backed up?
  18. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    copy the pim.vol file to any folder on your Q then to your PC
    this holds the contacts and calendar info

    you didnt see this?
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    Jah Worm New Member

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    after the pim.vol file is on my desktop that means that my full contact list is saved. whats next after that? im sorry i just want to be safe and not to lose my list, theres about 400 contacts. so excuse my innocents.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    thats it
    that holds contacts and calendar info

    you dont do anything with it....
    if you want something that you can see and use use one of the jeyo.com products

    after you reset you can copy it back...

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