Methods to Recover Deleted Email Messages from PST File

How to Recover Deleted Email Messages from PST File

Jul 20, 2020 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Emails • Proven solutions


Overview of PST File

PST file acts as a storage for all your email message 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 inbox, you can recover it from PST file.

Troubles of Deleted Email Messages

If you have some important mails in your Outlook mail. And you are editing those important mails. 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 eamil messages and items has stored in PST file. When you accidentally deleted 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 PST file.

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

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

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Part 2: Recover Deleted Email Messages in Outlook

1. Recover deleted email message from repaired PST files

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

Step 4 As the Step 3, you can browse all the repaird 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.

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

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

When you deleted emails form 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

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

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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.

Amy Dennis

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