How to Recover Deleted Emails in Outlook?

Recover Your Deleted Emails in Outlook

If you have unintentionally deleted an email from your Outlook account, then it can be recovered using two methods. To know how to recover deleted emails in Outlook in detail, scroll down this page.

Recovering deleted email(s) from the Deleted Items or Junk Email folders

When you delete an email message, it is not removed permanently from your mail account. It will be available in your account’s Deleted Items or Junk Email folders for some period of time. So, as soon as you delete the email, look for the deleted emails on these folders.

  • Go to the Deleted Items folder or the Junk Email folder.
  • Deleted items: In this folder, you can find the deleted data such as email message, email folder, contact, calendar item, and tasks. Now, select the email that you wish to recover. After selecting the email, click on the Restore option. Now, the selected email will be moved back to its original location.
  • Junk Email: Choose the email that you wish to recover and click the Not Junk option. That’s! The selected email will be moved back to the Inbox folder. Continue reading to know how to recover deleted emails in Outlook with more settings.
how to recover deleted emails in Outlook

Recovering deleted emails from PST files

PST or Personal Storage Folder is a file folder available in MS Outlook. This folder stores a copy of your email messages, calendar, contacts, notes, and other items. If the PST files are damaged, you need to repair them to recover the deleted emails. You can repair the PST files using the Outlook PST Repair tool.

  • On your computer, download and install the Outlook PST Repair tool.
  • Now, open the tool.
  • Try to identify the location of your file.
  • If you’re unable to identify the location, then click Find the PST file or Select Outlook File.
  • Now, the Find Mailbox dialog box will open.
  • Select the drive where the file could have been stored.
  • Click the Look in button.
  • Now, the scan process will be initiated.
  • After the scanning process, the PST files will be displayed on the screen.
  • Select the PST file that contains the deleted email and click Start > Scan now.
  • Choose the Folders you wish to recover.
  • Click the Saved Repaired File button.
  • Select the Save As format and the Destination Path.
  • Click the OK button.
  • Now, the deleted email will be recovered and saved on your mail account.

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