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How to Recover Deleted Email Messages from PST File

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

Overview of PST File

PST file acts as a storage for all your email messages and other contents such as attachments, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, and journals in Windows messaging, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft exchange client. When you accidentally deleted your Email item from the inbox, you can recover it from the PST file.

Troubles of Deleted Email Messages

If you have some important emails in your Outlook mail. And you are editing those important emails. But here you forgot to save that mail. And you close the Outlook mail windows by mistake. So all your changes in the mail are gone. Or you have deleted the mail by mistake. You need free email recovery software for the process of deleted email recovery.

Part 1: How to Repair Damaged/Corrupted PST Files

There are many common reasons to cause damaged and corrupt PST file, and people usually did not have a habit to backup PST files. All email messages and items have stored in the PST file. When you accidentally deleted the email, you can't recover from it. Outlook PST Repair tool can help you to repair damaged and corrupt PST files and recover email items from it. The deleted items can be saved in EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, or PDF format.

Outlook PST Repair allows you to search the drive location where the PST files stored if you do not know the location of the PST file on your system.

Step 1 To select the "Find Outlook File" to locate the PST file if you don't know the exact location of the PST file.

find outlook file

Step 2 Outlook PST Repair supports to search PST files and all the damaged/corrupt PST files will display in the result section. Choose the one you want to repair and go on.

choose deleted outlook mail

Step 3 After deep scanning the PST file, all the repaired PST files will be shown in the left side tree. You can preview each item folder.

preview and restore the outlook mail

Part 2: Recover Deleted Email Messages in Outlook

1. Recover deleted email message from repaired PST files

As above mentioned, PST files contain email messages, attachments, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, and journals. And you can recover deleted email messages from repaired PST files.

Step 4 As Step 3, you can browse all the repaired PST files and check every item of the mailbox. Select the email message you need to recover and save as a format. Chose the destination path.

choose the destination path

Step 5 Your deleted email message has been saved at the desired location.

save the recovered outlook file

2. Recover deleted email messages still in the "Deleted Items" folder

When you deleted emails from your inbox, and accidentally empty the "Deleted Items" folder, there is a hidden folder where you can get back your deleted items. Follow the next simple steps to recover deleted email message.

Recover email items from the Recoverable Items folder

Step 1 Click Deleted Items in Outlook.

Step 2 Select Recover Deleted Items From Server on the Home option

recover deleted items from server

Step 3 Select the email item you want to recover and click Restore Selected Items.

restore selected outlook items

Also, you can recover email messages, contacts, calendar items, tasks, and notes from the Recoverable Items folder. Moreover, you can learn how to recover deleted emails in Hotmail.

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