February 15, 2023

How to recover deleted emails in outlook.

Accidentally deleting important emails can be frustrating, but the good news is that you can often recover them in Microsoft Outlook. Here are the steps you can take to recover deleted emails in Microsoft Outlook:

Step 1: Check the Deleted Items Folder

The first place to check for deleted emails is the Deleted Items folder. When you delete an email in Microsoft Outlook, it is automatically moved to the Deleted Items folder, where it remains until you empty the folder or the items are automatically purged according to your retention policy. To recover a deleted email, simply find the email in the Deleted Items folder and drag it to another folder, such as the Inbox.

Step 2: Use the Recover Deleted Items Feature

If the email is not in the Deleted Items folder, you can use the "Recover Deleted Items" feature to try to recover it. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Deleted Items folder and select "Recover Deleted Items."
  2. In the "Recover Deleted Items" window, select the email(s) you want to recover and click on the "Recover Selected Items" button.
  3. The selected email(s) will be restored to the Deleted Items folder.

Step 3: Use a Backup or Restore Point

If the email is not recoverable using the steps above, you can try restoring from a backup or restore point. This will restore your entire Outlook data file to a previous state, so make sure to backup any important data before proceeding.

  1. Close Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Go to File > Open & Export > Import/Export.
  3. Select "Import from another program or file" and click on "Next."
  4. Select "Outlook Data File (.pst)" and click on "Next."
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to import the backup or restore point.

Note: If you are using Microsoft Exchange, you may be able to recover deleted emails using the Exchange administrator's recoverable items folder. Contact your Exchange administrator for more information.

That's it! By following these steps, you should be able to recover deleted emails in Microsoft Outlook. Keep in mind that the success of email recovery depends on several factors, including the type of email account you are using, the type of email deletion (permanent vs. soft deletion), and the amount of time that has passed since the email was deleted.

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