Retrieve Accidentally Deleted Outlook Items

Outlok store items such as emails, meetings, contacts, tasks, rules, views, emails settings and Outlook settings. If you have configured Exchange Server with your Outlook then all of these items will be stored on the server. In such case, your network admin is probably taking a backup of all essential files on a regular basis. If you are storing all these items in Personal Storage File then you need to perform regular maintenance to keep it healthy and functioning properly. In this case, you should regularly backup this PST file to avoid data loss due to any reasons.

Everyone makes a mistake and you might sometimes accidentally delete an item from the Outlook. When that happens, as long as you did not hold down the Shift key while deleting the items, you can recover those attributes from the “Deleted Items” Folder. Generally, you want to delete unnecessary emails and other attributes from Outlook only to reduce the wastage of storage space. This is because, all these items are stored in PST file that has a specific limit for a specific version of Outlook.  If this PST file contains unnecessary data then one day it may reach its maximum limit resulting in PST file corruption. In such case, all your Outlook data become inaccessible. Therefore, in order to avoid  PST file corruption you must delete unnecessary data from Outlook.

When you delete any attribute like emails, contacts, appointments etc. from Outlook, they are moved to “Deleted Items” folder that behaves like a Recycle Bin. But, what if you accidentally delete Outlook attributes using Shift+Del keys?? Do these items get permanently deleted?? When you delete any Outlook items like emails, calendar entries, contacts etc. using Shift+Del keys, they do not move to “Deleted Items” instead they bypass the “Deleted Items” folder. Therefore, you cannot restore Outlook data deleted using Shift+Del keys from “Deleted Items” folder. However, they do not get permanently deleted from your Outlook. It is possible to recover Outlook items deleted using Shift+Del keys by using Outlook Recovery Software.

Sometimes, it is also possible that you may accidentally delete Outlook items from “Deleted Items” folder or you might accidentally empty the “Deleted Items” folder by using “Empty Deleted Items” folder option. When you delete Outlook items from “Deleted Items” folder or empty it then there is no chance or inbuilt option to restore Outlook data deleted from “Deleted Items” folder. Don’t Worry!!! Outlook Recovery Software is here to help you out in recovering deleted files from the Outlook.

Outlook Recovery Software can also repair PST file if it is corrupted due to some reasons like PST header corruption, virus attacks, power failure, abrupt termination of Outlook, oversized PST, usage over network etc. This software can also restore Outlook items deleted from “Deleted Items” folder and also recover Outlook data after accidental emptying it. Similarly, if you have accidentally deleted files from Recycle Bin or emptied it using “Empty Recycle Bin” option then you need to use Data Recovery Software. This software can very easily retrieve data deleted from Recycle Bin on latest versions of Windows Operating Systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. This software can also recover files that are deleted using Shift+Del keys, Windows Command Prompt and Cut Paste commands.

Additionally, it can also perform deleted file recovery on various external storage devices. For instance, if you have accidentally deleted photos from memory cards that you use in your digital camera  then don’t panic!!! It is possible to restore erased pictures from flash memory card by using this efficient Data Recovery Software. It can also perform signature search to find and recover different type of files based on their unique signature. Along with other files it can also undelete music files from external storage devices, iPods, FireWire drives, USB flash drives etc that too at your fingertips. The software can resotre all types of files on all versions of windows operating system including Windows 8, Windows 7, XP and Vista. If you want to undelete data on Mac then Mac version of Data Recovery Software is also available. You just need to download the free demo version of this software by that you can also estimate the data recovery results. To know more related to Mac log on at

Easy steps to restore deleted Outlook items

Step 1: Download and install the Outlook Recovery Software to recover deleted data. After launching the tool, click on any one option among “Open PST file”, “Find PST file” and “Select Outlook profile”. After selecting any one of the relevant options, click on “Next” to start recovering Outlook items.

Restore Deleted Outlook data - Main Window

Step 2: Now, you need to select the appropriate scanning method between “Normal scan” and “Smart scan” as you need. After selecting the scanning option, you need to click on “Browse” button in order to select a preferred location for storing recovered items of PST file. Click on “Repair” button so that the software can start its repair process.

Restore Deleted Outlook data - Scanning options Window

Step 3: Once the repair process gets over, you can preview your recovered Outlook items by using the “Preview” option in Outlook Style Browser view.

Restore Deleted Outlook items - Preview Window

Tips to avoid PST file corruption in future:

  • Always take a backup of the entire PST file to avoid loss of Outlook attributes
  • Carefully delete unnecessary mails or other information from Outlook to avoid PST file corruption due to oversize
  • While emptying the “Deleted Items” folder, make sure that it does not have any essential Outlook items to avoid data loss