In latest Outlook iterations like the 2013 edition it is possible to bring back an email that you may have permanently deleted, within a specific timeframe.
While working on MS Outlook, it may happen that you accidentally delete a crucial item and since you might have a habit to empty the trash folder too, you might think that you are in a serious trouble. Well, in Outlook 2013, you will no longer need to worry if this ever happens to you, as you can easily recover the deleted items however within a limited period. Just go through this article to know the ways in which a deleted item can be recovered and restored in MS Outlook 2013.
Yes, you heard us right; it is indeed possible to recover a permanently deleted item from MS Outlook 2013 and even in some other Outlook iterations. Now, let us describe you the steps through which you can recover a deleted item from Outlook. First of all, you will need to choose the Deleted Items Folder. The second step would be to select the Folder Tab that is present on the Ribbon and then choose the Recover Deleted Items. In order to quickly find the deleted email that you wish to recover, just choose the option of From Field. You may select multiple emails by clicking on the first email and holding the CTRL key and selecting other emails. Lastly, choose the Recover Selected Items Option that appears on the top left side of the screen. You can then drag the items that you wish to recover by dragging in from the Deleted Items Folder to the Inbox Folder.
Now that you have understood how to restore and recover deleted items in Outlook, it is important that you get to know about the Retention Period for a Mailbox. You may note that once you do Shift + Delete or even Empty Deleted Items Folder in Outlook, these items get transferred to a Recoverable Items Folder. However, the duration for retention of the deleted items is limited and by default is set for 14 days. In other words, items deleted permanently will not be recoverable after duration of two weeks, so just try to recover an important deleted item before 14 days else forget about it. On the other hand, Microsoft gives you the opportunity to retain the deleted items for 30 days, provided you use the Shell and change the settings for a maximum 30 days. In case, you wish to retain the deleted items for more than 30 days, then you can choose to keep the mailbox on Litigation Hold or In-Place Hold. However, bear in mind that you will be able to recover and restore deleted items only if your Outlook account is linked with an Exchange Server because this feature is not compatible with IMAP or POP3 accounts.
Recovering Deleted Items with the help of PST recovery tool
For a home user who does not have an Exchange backbone to rely on, the only way to recover deleted items from Outlook involves using a powerful Outlook recovery tool like the sophisticated DataNumen Outlook Repair application. It can bring back any email messages or contact details that you may have inadvertently deleted in a jiffy. Moreover the application can also be used to split large PST files and recover data from encrypted PST files too.
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