How Do I Recover Deleted Emails in Outlook 2019/2016/2013/2010 & 2007

Updated on April 11, 2019

Summary: If you want to recover permanently deleted emails from MS Outlook (Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 & 2003), this online resource guides you through a reliable and safe way to recover lost/deleted emails from any MS Outlook versions. 

Microsoft Outlook is a convenient tool to manage emails. However, any program can save you from accidental deletion of important emails. With one click, you might lose your password, invoice or a mail you need. Fortunately, you can recover deleted Outlook emails from Microsoft Outlook. If you haven't rushed to clean the Trash or automatic deletion hasn't been performed yet, you can find the letter there. If not, you may need to access a hidden Recoverable Items folder or take advantage of professional deleted email recovery software.

When you hit the "Delete" button, the email is not removed permanently. For the particular amount of time, a deleted email is stored in one of these locations:

  • Deleted Items folder 
  • Recoverable Items folder 
  • In a backup location

Therefore, there's still a chance to recover deleted emails from Outlook.

Simple solutions to recover deleted Outlook emails

If you have just realized that you accidentally deleted an important email, you can try these simple methods to recover it:

  1. Press Ctrl + Z. It's a common command to undo previously made changes
  2. Restore files from the Deleted Items folder. Navigate to the Deleted Items folder, search for the email, open it and move it back to the inbox.

However, if these simple solutions did not help to recover deleted emails from Outlook, you have to put more effort in order to get it back.

Methods to recover permanently deleted Outlook emails from Microsoft Outlook

We have no doubts you've already checked Deleted Items or Trash folder. However, if not, you should make sure that the email you need is not there. However, if it's not there, follow the methods below.

Method 1. Check Recoverable Items folder

Recoverable Items folder is hidden. Follow these steps to find it, and access needed email:

  1. Open Outlook, open your email folder list and click Deleted Items. 
  2. Check if the Home tab is selected on the top menu bar and click "Recover Deleted Items From Server" option.
  3. In the appeared Recover Deleted Items window click on the entries you to want to recover. 
  4. Choose Restore Selected Items option and click OK.

Outlook will automatically restore emails and save them in the Deleted Items folder. Once they are there, you can move them to the inbox again.

Method 2. Use professional tools

If you cannot access Recoverable Items folder, you should try professional deleted outlook emails recovery tools that can help to restore needed emails. You can find numerous recovery and repair tools that promise the best experience. However, we have tested some of them. Unfortunately, not all of them are as good as promised.

Luckily, you do not need to waste your time trying different programs. We recommend using Stellar Repair for Outlook which can recover deleted Outlook emails and can fix corrupted PST files and restore all the emails you need.

Restore deleted Outlook emails with Stellar Repair for Outlook

First of all, you have to download and install the program.


  1. Open the program. 
  2. Choose what PST files you want to repair from the Select PST File for Repair dialog by clicking Browse.  
  3. Click Repair to start to start scanning for needed PST file. Wait until the scan is over. The time depends on the size of the file. 
  4. Once the scan is over, the program will show you the results where you will see the preview of the PST file. The deleted items will be shown in red color  
  5. Save the file by clicking Save Repaired File icon in the Home menu. Select the location to save PST by Browse and then click OK. You can include the deleted mailbox components by clicking on "Include Deleted Items" 
  6. Once you save these files, you can import them into the Microsoft Outlook. Then you will be able to view all the deleted emails. 

The final words: creating backups of emails is very important

Creating Backups of mails is very important, backups can save you from this unpleasant situation. However, if none of the methods helps to recover deleted emails from Microsoft Outlook then go for the Stellar Repair for Outlook that can recover permanently deleted emails and also repair PST file to restore its mailbox component. The software provides an option to save and load scanned information to save the user time. The program allows saving needed email in these formats: MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, PDF. However, all you need to choose the method that seems the best for you.

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