Method to recover deleted items in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What are the steps to recover deleted in Microsoft Outlook 2010?
Users of Microsoft Outlook 2010 are equipped with the feature to recover deleted e-mail from the application window itself. The in-built feature in Microsoft Outlook 2010 works only with Microsoft Exchange Server users. Users should also possess an e-mail account on the server. The feature will be disabled while using e-mail accounts of other servers. The administrator of Microsoft Exchange Server is responsible for the activities of the 'Recover' option like the duration of the retention of items in the folder. The Recover Deleted Items option can be found at the folder tab of the specific e-mail folder. The 'Recover Deleted Items' button in the cleanup section should be clicked to open the window that holds deleted e-mail. Users can recover e-mails from this window.
Discussed below are some methods to recover deleted items in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Steps to recover deleted items in Microsoft Outlook 2010
- Things to remember while recovering items
- Alternative steps to recover deleted items
Steps to recover deleted items in Microsoft Outlook 2010
The user should perform the steps below from the window on which the item has been deleted. Click on the 'Folder' tab at the top menu. Then find the Recover Deleted Items option in the cleanup section. Click on the option, and a window will appear for the user to select the items that are deleted from the folder. The user can then click on 'Recover Selected Items' button. Now the items will be restored to the folder from which they were deleted.
Things to remember while recovering items
The recovery option in Microsoft Outlook 2010 is helpful for the user to recover deleted items only for a certain period of time. Deleted items will be retained in the folder only for a few days. The duration will depend upon the settings configured by the Microsoft Exchange Server administrator. After the retention time has elapsed, the user cannot recover the items.
Deleted items from Microsoft Outlook 2010 mail folders can be recovered using the steps mentioned above. The alternative method to recover mail folder items is to recover the item from the e-mail server. But the POP3 accounts can only be configured to save a copy on the web mail. Third-party tools like Microsoft Outlook Recovery Tools are also available to recover items in Microsoft Outlook 2010 from the PST files.
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