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lost unsaved email and need to recover

Posted on 2008-10-03
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I stupidly clicked no instead of yes when asked if I wanted to auto save a very long and detailed email I was working on.  Then Outlook closed my email unexpectedly and hours of work was lost.  is there anyway to recover my unsaved email draft?
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Hi, have you tried to restore the deleted items?

1. Click the Draft-folder
2. Tools -> Recover deleted items
3. Select the deleted draft and click Recover Selected Items

Here's a link to Office Support Page:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/outlook/HP052429061033.aspx?pid=CH062556071033

BR,

Jake
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by:ormerodrutter
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You can't recover Deleled ITems in draft folder in Outlook 2003, only in Outlook2007.
So its probably a no unfortunately.
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In Outlook 2003 there is not a feature to restore deleted draft emails, I believe that is an Outlook 2007 feature.  However, I did find the unsaved email in my deleted email folder.  I didn't delete it, so never thought to look there for it.  You did steer me in the right direction to look in the deleted folder and I am so grateful and happy to retrieve my email.  Thank God I hadn't closed Outlook, because my settings are set to permanently delete the delete folder on exit.  Thanks for your help.
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by:ormerodrutter
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Sorry but am I missing somewhere? Recovering Deleted Items in Drafts folder in Outlook 2003?
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by:jake73
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Hi,

sorry, my bad. The version 2003 just passed by. :) Great that you found the missing email, though.

Jake
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