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Recover Deleted Items in Outlook – Instructions

Recover Deleted Items in Outlook: Overview

            You can recover deleted items in Outlook to restore items accidentally deleted from other Outlook folders. To recover deleted items in Outlook, click the items to restore within the “Deleted Items” folder to select them. To make multiple selections, hold down the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard. Then click all the items to restore to the same folder.

            Then click and drag the selected items onto the desired destination folder within the Folder Pane. To move the items, release the mouse button when the destination folder icon is highlighted in the Folder Pane.

Recover Deleted Items in Outlook - Instructions: A picture of a user moving a deleted item back to the Inbox folder within Outlook.

Recover Deleted Items in Outlook – Instructions: A picture of a user moving a deleted item back to the Inbox folder within Outlook.

            Alternatively, select the items to restore and right-click one of them. Hover over the “Move” command in the pop-up menu that appears. Then choose a folder from the list. If you do not see the folder you want, click “Other Folder” to open a popup window. This window contains all the folders in Outlook. Then choose the folder into which to move the items and click the “OK” button to restore the items.

Recover Deleted Items in Outlook: Instructions

  1. To recover deleted items in Outlook, click the items to restore within the “Deleted Items” folder to select them.
  2. To select multiple items, hold down the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard.
  3. Then click all the items to restore to the same folder.
  4. Then click and drag the selected items onto the desired destination folder within the Folder Pane.
  5. To move the items, release the mouse button when the destination folder icon is highlighted in the Folder Pane.
  6. Alternatively, select the items to restore and right-click one of them.
  7. Hover over the “Move” command in the pop-up menu that appears.
  8. Then choose a folder from the list.
  9. If you do not see the folder you want, click “Other Folder” to open a popup window that contains all the folders in Outlook.
  10. Then choose the folder into which to move the items and click the “OK” button to restore the items.

Recover Deleted Items in Outlook: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Recovering Deleted Items,” shows how to recover deleted items in Outlook. This video lesson is from our complete Outlook training, titled “Mastering Outlook Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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