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Can I retrieve deleted Items from Outlook 2010?

Outlook 2010 is the latest Outlook version released by Microsoft, which overcomes the drawbacks of its earlier versions with sophisticated features and larger storage capacity (about 50GB). In addition to sending/receiving mails, you have many attributes including Contacts, Calendar Items, Tasks, Journals, Appointments, Notes and so on to let users perform various activities using their your Outlook 2010 account. In spite of all these advantages, deleting Outlook data has become an uncontrollable issue that mainly happens because of human errors. Usually when you delete an item from Outlook 2010, it gets put in the Deleted Items folder in your mailbox. The Deleted Items folder is the first stage of the items being actually deleted. But what if you have ever deleted something that you did not want to delete from Outlook 2010 using Shift+Delete keys or emptied your Deleted Items folder by mistake and don’t have a recent back up to restore from….??? If you do so, then read on!! Such deleted items get disappear from Outlook 2010 PST file and hence are lost.

What to do now?? Is there any way to get the deleted items back??? Definitely yes, you can restore deleted Outlook 2010 emails and other items back to their previous position by using professional recovery software designed for Microsoft Outlook PST file. One such application is MS Outlook PST recovery utility to get back deleted Outlook 2010 items in few mouse clicks. This tool is made up of advanced algorithms that effectively scans your PST file to search and recover items deleted from Outlook 2010 in a secure manner. This tool saves all recovered Outlook 2010 PST file items into a new PST file thus it will not affect or modify the structure of the original PST file. In addition to Outlook 2010, you can retrieve items from Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000 PST files without any troubles.

Tips for successful recovery of Outlook Items

To get the best results, directly close the Outlook 2010 PST file soon after deletion of items and avoid restarting Outlook for doing further activities with it. Because results are changeable when you have left Outlook open for a long period of time or used Outlook often after items got deleted. Usage of Outlook will lead to the overwriting of the spaces where the deleted items were originally stored within the PST file. Download the Outlook recovery software and carry out the steps as shown by its user friendly interface. Within a short time, deleted items from Outlook 2010 PST file are seen in front of you and you can preview recovered items including its emails in Outlook style browser interface.

Causes for deletion of items from Outlook 2010 PST file are:

  • Accidentally deleting emails or other items while accessing data or removing unwanted items from Outlook 2010 PST file using Shift+Delete keys. Items deleted using “Shift+Delete” keys will bypass Deleted Items folder and hence you lose access to them.
  • Emptying Deleted Items folder without checking for important items. Many users do not know that when items like emails, contacts, tasks, etc are deleted from Deleted Items folder in Outlook 2010, are actually stored on the server for 28 days and still be recovered by users during this period. After this time, they are deleted from Outlook Server making recovery process difficult.
  • You usually scan storage drive like hard drive, where you saved your PST file to remove harmful viruses after corruption. Scanning process may interfere with incoming/outgoing emails and can also delete important emails and  Outlook items if they are infected by viruses.

Undelete Outlook items through Outlook recovery software

  • You can perform deleted folder recovery from Outlook 2010 PST file in case you have deleted from valuable folders from your Outlook profile by mistake.
  • For an instance, you will be able to recover Tasks in Outlook 2010 after Inbox repair tool error together with Outlook 2010 Calendar Items, Address Book Contacts, Journals, Notes, Appointments, Meeting Requests and RSS Feeds.
  • It supports email and Outlook Items recovery from PST files created using various Microsoft Outlook versions on Windows Vista, XP, 7, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 operating systems.
  • It is possible to recover deleted or lost items after emptying the Deleted Items folder or other folder of Outlook PST file and can search for PST file if you don't know its storage location on your hard drive by using this Outlook recovery software.
  • Apart from deletion, you can use this tool to recover Inbox emails as well as other Outlook items from Outlook PST file, which is corrupted, damaged or broken under some critical situations.

Steps to Recover deleted items from MS Outlook 2010 are:

Step 1: Download and install the free demo version of Outlook PST recovery software on Windows PC. Launch the software, a new screen appears from which you find three options such as Open PST File, Find PST File and Select Outlook Profile as shown in Figure 1. If you know the exact location of the PST File then click on Open PST file, if you are not aware about the location of PST file then you need to select Find PST file and if you want your damaged PST file related to particular MS Outlook profile to be repaired then select outlook profile option.

Recover Outlook 2010 Deleted Items - Welcome Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After you select Open PST File option then you need to click on the Browse option to select the particular PST file as shown in Figure 2.

Recover Outlook 2010 Deleted Items - Select the PST File

Figure 2: Upload the PST File

Step 3: Select the scanning method i.e., Normal Scan or Smart Scan depending on the severity of the PST files corruption or data loss and then choose the final destination folder to store the recovered items from Outlook PST file as shown in Figure 3.

Recover Outlook 2010 Deleted Items - Select the Scanning Method and Destination Path

Figure 3: Select Scanning Option and Destination path

Step 4: After you click on "Repair", the repairing process starts. Once the repairing process is completed you need to evaluate the recovery results. The recovered Outlook 2010 emails and items are shown in Figure 4.

Recover Outlook 2010 Deleted Items - Scanning Summary

Figure 4: Recovered Results

Note: You will be allowed to save the items of repaired PST file only in case you are using the licensed version of PST Repair Tool.