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How to Recover Deleted Emails in Outlook

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: Recover Emails • Proven solutions

Do you remember the news article which said that Hilary Clinton mistakenly deleted over 30,000 emails? Well, that news is absolutely fraud. First, you cannot delete a ton of emails just like that, and even if you do manage to delete them indeed, you can still find them in the trash folder. Still don't believe me? If you are using an email app like Microsoft Outlook, even if you emptied the trash you can find at least one deleted email recovery method without the use of any Outlook email recovery tool that will help you recover deleted emails in Outlook. Sorry, Hilary! You nailed it big time. Ok. Enough with the small talk.

In the following lines, we are going to talk about how to recover deleted emails in Outlook 2007. The first method that we are going to explain in depth is using Microsoft Outlook 2007, and the other one is using Outlook email recovery software.

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Part 1: How to Recover Deleted Emails in Outlook 2007

The following method is not using any free Outlook email recovery as all our actions are done within Microsoft Outlook 2007. To proceed with this deleted email recovery method, there are basically two different scenarios we can talk about here.

Scenario A:

This thing may happen when you are tired or inattentive and you delete an email from your inbox. If it was in your inbox 5 mins ago, and now you can't find it, then it's probably in the trash. To recover deleted emails in Outlook simply navigate to the Mail folders and select the "Deleted Items" folder from the left pane. Right-click on any and you'll find plenty of options on what to do with these emails. You can now move them back to the inbox.

Scenario B:

Microsoft Outlook uses a local copy of your mailbox stored on your server, and when you empty your trash you're deleting the local copy of your emails.

Step 1 Open Microsoft Outlook, and navigate to "Tools" in the menu bar;

restore deleted email from Outlook 2007 step 1

Step 2 Select "Recover Deleted Items";

Step 3 A little window opens with "permanently deleted emails";

restore deleted email from Outlook 2007 step 2

Step 4 Select the one you need and then click the second button in the top left corner.

restore deleted email from Outlook 2007 step 3

Hopefully, your emails will now show up in your inbox. That's all folks! This is how to recover deleted Outlook emails within Microsoft Outlook 2007 without using any free email recovery software or any additional tool at all.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Emails from Outlook PST Files

1. Repair Damaged/Corrupted PST Files with Outlook PST Repair

Remember the local copy of your mailbox I told you in the previous section that Outlook uses to store data on your computer? That is called a PST file, it stands for "Personal Storage Table" and that's the kind of file format Outlook uses to store personal data on your computer. Sometimes when you are trying to recover deleted emails from Outlook, your PST file gets corrupted and this will result in data inaccessibility.

Using Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair software, you can repair damaged and corrupted PST files. This program has a recovery algorithm that will help you extract data from a corrupted or damaged PST file and save it in a fresh copy. You can save your emails in different formats and you get a preview of your tasks, notes, contacts, and event calendars.

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 to 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 In the Outlook PST Repair primary window, have two options: "Select Outlook File" and "Find Outlook File". Click the "Find Outlook File" button to locate your PST file.

recover deleted emails from Outlook 2007 step 1

Step 2Search for the PST files in the drive. All the PST files will be shown in the "Find Results" section. Select the PST file you want and click "Ok" to proceed further.

recover deleted email from Outlook 2007 step 2

Step 3 All the repaired PST files, emails, and items will be shown in the left sidebar. Check each item folder and preview.

recover deleted email from Outlook 2007 step 3

2. Recover Deleted Email from Outlook PST Files

To recover deleted emails from a repaired PST file in Outlook, navigate to Files and use Import operation on your PST copy.

Step 4 Select the email folder and click "Saved Repaired File" from the File menu. Save as many formats like EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, or PDF, and select a location where you want to save the recovered emails.

recover deleted email from Outlook 2007 step 4

Step 5Recover deleted emails in Outlook and save them successfully.

recover deleted email from Outlook 2007 step 5

Deleted email recovery is not something you should get scared about. If you know what you're doing and have the right tools, you'll be able to do it all by yourself. So, if you somehow deleted an important email from your Microsoft Outlook 2007 app, I hope that I have shown you exactly how to recover deleted emails from Outlook and we'll get your files back.

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