How to Recover Deleted Emails from Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook provides an easy way to recover permanently deleted items. When you empty the Deleted Items or simply deleted an Outlook data items using shift+Del key then it can be recovered using Registry Key settings. 
Caution- Wrong Registry modification should be a serious problem. So, it is highly recommended to backup Registry settings and then make any changes.
Note: The trick will work under the following circumstances only if the Outlook is configured with Exchange Server and the Retention time to keep up the Outlook items should not be lapsed.

Steps to Recover Deleted items from Outlook

Step 1: Check Recover Deleted Items highlighted or not from the Tools Menu.

Screenshot-2.jpgIn case you can recover the deleted items from tool menu then the task is very much easy. But most of the time the 'Recover Deleted Items' button is disabled (or grayed out). So, proceed to Step 2

Step 2: Open Registry Editor using (Start>>Run>>Regedit)


Step 3: Navigate to the following Registry Key 


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Step 4: Now create a New DWORD value


Step 5: Enter the name of Newly created DWORD value as “DumpsterAlwaysOn” and set as Dword value data 1 and click on the OK Button.


Step 6: Now close the Registry Editor and Again navigate to Tools>> Recover Deleted Items. [This time it is highlighted and clickable) 


Step 7: Now you can easily recover deleted items from Outlook client.


Outlook and Exchange together provides a great set of tools that one can try out. But sometimes it is not easy to recover any data from your Outlook account and for that you need to take help from external utility programs like Exchange Edb Recovery to automate the process of recovery stuff from your Exchange configured Outlook client. 

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Comments (2)

Very informative. I've used it once but I'm not sure of one detail. Does this method include the recovery of all deleted items such as Contacts, calendar and tasks or just emails?
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