How to Restore Deleted Emails in Outlook 2007

By Jessica Frame

Sometimes when you are checking your Outlook email you quickly select items to delete as you sift through the junk mail that hasn’t been filtered and you accidentally delete an important message. With a few clicks of your mouse you can easily restore deleted emails in Outlook 2007, provided those email messages have not purged completely out of your system.

Step 1

Launch Outlook 2007 on your computer and select the “Mail” button. This will bring up all the mail folders you have listed through Outlook.

Step 2

Scroll through the folders. Find and click the “Deleted Items” folder. Look through the deleted items folder to see if the important deleted email you seek is not pending deletion in this folder. If you discover emails in this folder that you still want, drag them into your Inbox folder. If the emails you are seeking are not in this folder continue to Step 4.

Step 3

Select the “Tools” tab at the top of your Outlook screen and select “Recover Deleted Items” in the menu.

Step 4

Scroll through the recovered deleted emails and select the ones you want to keep. Click the “Recover Selected Items” button. It will look like an envelope.

Step 5

Select the “Deleted Items” folder and drag the newly restored emails into your Outlook Inbox or appropriate folder.