Recover Deleted Emails in Outlook

Recover deleted items in Outlook

This article applies To: Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013and Office 365. Mac users will want to use the OWA directions.

 

When you accidentally delete an item from your Outlook mailbox, you can often recover it. The first place to look is the Deleted Items folder. If you can't find it there, the next place to look is the Recoverable Items folder, which you can access by using the Recover Deleted Items tool.

Need to recover a deleted folder in Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016 for Windows?  

You can recover a deleted folder (with all of its messages) if it's still in your Deleted Items folder.

Unfortunately, you can't recover a folder that's been permanently deleted. But you can use the steps in this topic to recover messages from the from the folder you deleted.

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

Step One: In Outlook, go to your email folder list, and then click Deleted Items.

Click Deleted Items in folders list

 


Step Two: When you find the message, right-click it, and then click Move > Other Folder.

Click Move and then click Other Folder

 


Step Three: To move the message to your inbox, click Inbox, and then click OK.

Click Inbox to move the deleted item to your inbox

 


Step Four: To recover other types of items, do one of the following:

To recover a calendar item, right-click it, and then click Move > Other Folder > Calendar.

To recover a contact, right-click it, and then click Move > Other Folder > Contacts.

To recover a task, right-click it, and then click Move > Other Folder > Tasks.

Select a folder to move other types of items

 


Where do recovered items go?   

When you recover items from the Recoverable Items folder, they are moved to the Deleted Items folder. So after you recover an item, you can find it in your Deleted Items folder and then move it to another folder. If you recover a calendar appointment, contact, or task, it's also moved to the Deleted Items folder. From there, you can move it back to your calendar, contact list, or tasks. To find recovered items, just search for them in the Deleted Items folder.

 

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Article ID: 34958
Created
Tue 8/8/17 3:36 PM
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Mon 10/7/19 10:36 AM