How To Retrieve Deleted Emails From Outlook

Step 1: Search for lost messages

It is feasible that the emails you wish are still in your mailbox but not in the place you’re expecting. So your 1st step should be a complete mailbox search.


• Search in both Outlook & Outlook Web App. If you generally use a different email client, make use of Outlook Web App to do the search.
• Make sure your chose Entire Mailbox in the search criteria
• Use Advanced Search options, such as From, TO, Subject as keywords.

Step 2: Check out your deleted message:

In case of soft delete (using Delete button) – Deleted Items moved to Deleted Items folder and remains there until you don’t delete from there.

In case of hard deleted (using Shift + Delete button) – Item don’t move to deleted items folder although deleted for forever. Those items remains in PST file until unless overwritten by new items.

You can easily restore it, if the email you want is still in your Deleted Items folder.

• Click on the Deleted Items folder
• Select the email you want & click on Recover
• The emails is stored the folder from where it was deleted.

You might still be able to retrieve it, if the lost item isn’t in your Deleted Items folder. When items are erased from the Deleted Items folder, they’re kept in the Recover Deleted Items folder for a further thirty days & you can still access them.

• Click on the Deleted Items folder
• Click on Recover Deleted Items to view the messages you can retrieve
• The item is restored to the folder from where it was de laminated.


If you’ve deleted entire folders & trying to retrieve them from the Deleted Items folder you should make sure that you’re in Folder List view or you won’t be able to view them in the Deleted Items folder.

If you erase a whole folder, you’ll be able to view it in the Deleted Items folder, but the Recover Deleted Items container isn’t aware of the folder structure. This entails you will not see the erased folder indexed but there will be so many items erased at the time you deleted the folder.

If you can’t retrieve your emails using the Recover Deleted Items option, then it is wise to invest on quality email recovery software. Though you have to pay a cost for this, but you will have the peace of mind that your all important deleted emails can be retrieved with ease. So gain some knowledge about How to Retrieve Deleted Emails from Outlook.

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