How to Recover Permanently Deleted Emails in Outlook?

Pritam Majumdar | Updated On - 08 Sep 2021 |

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“Goodness Gracious! I deleted some really important emails!!!!! How on earth can I get those emails back?” Have you had such a situation? I sure did and facepalmed myself until I got them back. This is an emotion of the Outlook user who has lost his crucial emails in Outlook with the Delete action.

The miracle of modern technology is that you don’t have to despair if you’ve lost some important data. Most of the times, you’ll get them back. The following write-up is divided into two parts. Each part explains how to get back deleted emails. To get a clear idea, keep on reading!

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Recovering Recently Deleted Outlook Emails

So, you deleted some important emails recently, and you need them back? Worry not! When you delete the emails in your MS Outlook, these deleted emails are moved to the “Deleted Items Folder” in your mailbox. They remain there until being permanently deleted after a particular period. Wondering how you will get the emails back? Click on Deleted Items folder, right-click on the email you need and then click on Move and move it to any folder as you may choose.

Move deleted emails to other folder

Note: The deleted emails retain in the Deleted items folder for 30 days only and the emails in the Junk folder is retained for 10 days only.

Recovering Permanently Deleted Outlook Emails

In case you have permanently deleted emails or deleted emails from the Deleted Items folder on the PST mailbox, follow this procedure:

Note: Outlook emails deleted from the Deleted Items folder can be recovered for up to 30 days period only using the Recover Deleted Items option in the Folder tab.

  1. Log in to your Microsoft Outlook account and click on the Deleted Items folder. If there are no items visible in this folder, the folder has been emptied, and all emails have been permanently deleted. Having done that, click on the Folder tab in the top menu bar and then click on the Recover Deleted Items.
     Recover Deleted Items.
  2. Now, select the required deleted email(s) and click on the Recover button which is located on the top-left corner of the screen.
    select the required deleted email
  3. Finally, Outlook starts recovering those deleted emails of yours. Once recovered, check your Deleted Items folder, you will see your deleted emails there. Now move the needed email(s) to the inbox or any of the folders you need to move them to using the Move option.
  4. If the deleted emails are not available in either of the folders you can use Kernel for Outlook PST Repair software.

Why Should I Get Kernel for PST Repair?

Wondering why you should use a professional email recovery tool for MS Outlook? Well, the capabilities of Kernel for Outlook PST Repair to repair PST files make the software THE choice among all Outlook users. This Kernel for Outlook PST Repair conversion tool eases the PST recovery process thereby enabling you to export PST file items to an accessible format like the following: DBX, EML or MSG. Moreover, the software provides speedy recovery of PST file when you’ve accidentally or purposely deleted emails. The software has many advanced features as well as options that will help you retrieve deleted emails from Ms Outlook.

Additionally, you can migrate an entire mailbox of MS Outlook to the most popular email servers, web-based email applications, and Office 365 cloud. It is designed with QFSCI algorithms, which helps you to preserve the properties and formatting, along with email metadata (To, Subject, CC, BCC, From) of the recovered email items. Moreover, the software also recovers and retrieves all necessary data which includes the following:

  • Notes
  • Scheduled tasks
  • Appointments
  • Calendar entries
  • Journal
  • Drafts
  • Deleted items

How It works!

We have seen why you should consider getting this software, but it is essential that we know how to make use of it. Here are the steps to recover the deleted emails using the Kernel for Outlook PST Repair software:

  1. Click on Start, go to All Programs, search out and click on Kernel for Outlook PST Repair to launch the software. The main window of the software is seen. Click on the Browse button to select the PST file, if you’ve got an idea about the location of the PST file. Click Next.

    select the PST file
    Note: However, if you do not know the precise location of the PST file, click on the Search button, and then search for the PST files.
    You will have the preview of the items that the file contains. Click on the Save button on the top to save the items.

  2. save the PST file.

  3. Select the desired format, like PST file (MS Outlook) and click on Next.
    Select the desired format
  4. Now at this stage, apply the filters as per your requirements and click on Next.
    apply the filters
  5. Manage your recovered PST by choosing whether to split or attach a prefix. Do as you wish and click on Next.
    Manage the recovered PST file
  6. Provide the destination to save your file by clicking on the Browse button. You can select other options as per your requirements, but in the Saving Preferences check the box ‘Save all emails (including deleted)’ and click on Finish.
    Save all emails
    Note: This is the most important step, as this is the only step where you can choose to recover deleted emails. We have selected Save all emails (including deleted) as per our requirement, but you can also select Save deleted emails only if you want to recover deleted emails only and no other emails.
  7. Once the process is done, click on OK.
    Saving process is done

This way, without worries, you can recover deleted emails.


Outlook emails can be deleted on many occasions whether by user’s choice or mistakenly. Such files can be retrieved from Deleted Items folder and “Recover from Deleted Items” option in Outlook but for a certain time of retention period only. If you want to get back those emails you just deleted (voluntarily/ involuntarily) permanently, you will need a tool that can get them back. And that is where Kernel for Outlook PST Repair software comes in handy.

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