How to Recover Deleted Items in Outlook

Personally, I can tell that having accidentally deleted your emails is not something funny at all. You can surely accomplish such a dull thing in many ways. For example, you wanted to select multiple items, but you mistakenly selected an email that you would have wanted to keep instead. However, it was late to do anything when you found out that an important email was missing, and you have just emptied your trash.

Now if that’s the case or something similar had happened to you, don’t worry too much. We are going to talk more about deleted email recovery in the following sections. First, we are going to talk about two ways to recover deleted items in outlook provided by the Microsoft Support. One alternative method is using an email recovery software that I am going to present in detail in the following sections.

Solution 1: How to Recover Deleted Items in Outlook

In this section I will show you two methods to recover deleted items in Outlook that you can use without the help of any email recovery software. You should be able to apply them without encountering any problem. FYI, I am using Microsoft Outlook 2016 for this tutorial.

1. Recover an item that's still in your Deleted Items folder

If you haven’t already emptied your trash, then your files are still somewhere and you can still recover them. This deleted email items recovery method is easy to apply. Follow the next steps:

Step 1 Open Outlook and click the “Deleted Items” section on the left site;

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Step 2 Right click on the items you want to recover, select “Move” and click to “Other Folder”;

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Step 3 A new window opens. Select the folder you want and click “ok”;

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Step 4 To recover deleted items in Outlook like: calendar,contacts,tasks or others, you can select the target item and right-click it,and then click Move > Other Folder > xxxx

2. Recover an item that's no longer in your Deleted Items folder

If for whatever reason you don’t have any files in your “Deleted Items” sections, you can still recover deleted items in outlook even without using any email recovery software. Follow the next steps to get your lost emails back.

Step 1 In your Outlook,select “Deleted Items” in the left sidebar;

Step 2 Click the “Recover items recently removed from this folder” above the emails column, or click the “Recover Deleted Items form Server” button from the ribbon;

Step 3 A new window opens. To recover deleted items in outlook, select the messages you want and click the “Ok” button;

recover deleted items in outlook

Solution 2: How to Recover Deleted Items from Outlook PST Files

PST files stands for “Personal Storage Table” and is an Outlook data file format that is used to store messages and other related items on personal computers. In my view, that’s basically a local copy of your mailbox on your mail server.

Now, if you hold a copy of a PST file, you can always import your emails and thus you can recover deleted items in outlook. However, if your PST file gets corrupted or damaged, you will not be able to import anything. If that’s the case, I am going to show you an email items recovery software that can help you recover deleted items form a damaged PST file.

1. How to Repair Damaged or Corrupted PST Files

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair helps you get data from a corrupted or damaged PST file.It supports to select Outlook Mailbox dialog box, select / find the PST files to repair. It can restore emails, attachments, contacts, calendar items, journals, notes, etc. and save them into new usable PSTs.

outlook pst repair
  • Recovers all mailbox components within the files such as emails, attachments, contacts, calendar items, journals, notes, etc.
  • Recovers Accidentally Deleted Emails that were purged by mistake or lost due to unplanned system formatting
  • Allows saving recovered mails in EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF formats
  • Supports repair of encrypted & password protected PST files
  • Enables you arrange scanned emails using various criteria such as 'Date', ‘From’, 'To’, 'Subject', 'Type', 'Attachment', and 'Importance'
  • Repairs corrupt Outlook file created in MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP), & 2000 and MS Office 2016, 2013, 2010 (64-bit version), 2007 & 2003;Supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista.

Step 1 With Outlook PST Repair have two option on the home screen.If you know the exact location of PST file, select the "Select Outlook File', or click 'Find Outlook File'to locate the PST file.

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Step 2 In the Find Malbox windows, select the drive to search and click 'Look in' button.

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Step 3 After searching the PST files, all the PST files will be dispaly on the list in the 'Find Results' section, select the one you want to repair and click 'Start'.

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Step 4 Click 'Scan Now' button to repair PST file,it will take some time to repair the damaged and corrupted PST files

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Step 5 All the repaired PST files will be display in the left bar in the Outlook mail preview window.

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2. Recover Deleted Items from Repaired PST Files

Step 1 Browse and check every item folder ,e-mails, contacts, calendars, tasks.Select the one you want to recover and click 'Saved Repaired File' ,save as different foemat.

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Step 2 The process bar display the current status of saving file.

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Step 3 Completely recovered the deleted items from PST Files.

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