When I opened Outlook I saw that some calendar items were missing. Is there anything I can do to recover deleted calendar items Outlook?
This is a relatively common problem that Outlook users face, but it is still one that they unsurprisingly find frustrating. What can those users do to fix it? Here are the best ways to recover deleted calendar items from Outlook.
By knowing why your calendar items are lost on Outlook, you might be able to recover them without any additional help. Here are the most common reasons:
Corrupt PST File Header. Corrupt headers can make calendar items unreadable, therefore the email client likely deleted the corrupt item.
Viruses. Viruses wreak havoc so if your computer is infected, your Outlook files could also be infected. Your antivirus protection may then delete the infected files.
User Error. Simple user error could be the culprit for your missing calendar items. You may have deleted them without realizing or shut down Outlook abruptly.
Why your Outlook items are missing is irrelevant, though useful to know, because all of the solutions we're about to show you apply to any circumstances.
To effectively recover deleted calendar items in Outlook, iMyFone ScanOutlook is exactly the tool you need to use.
Repair all Outlook errors and recover permanently deleted items including lost calendar items
Preview the recovered files before selectively restoring them
Allow you to export items to multiple formats, including .pst, .msg, .eml, .html, .pdf, .rtf.
Compatible with all versions of Microsoft Outlook, including the latest Outlook 2019.
Go ahead and download iMyFone ScanOutlook and we guarantee you won't be disappointed by the results! After you install it, here's how to use it for recovering Outlook calendar items.
Step 1. Launch iMyFone ScanOutlook and select the Outlook data file you want to recover deleted calendar from.
Step 2. After the Outlook data file is selected press the "Repair" button.
Step 3. Following the repair, you'll be shown all of the Outlook data, including calendar items. If you don't want to selectively recover, click on "Export Selected".
Step 4. You'll now be prompted to choose a format to save the recovered data as and a location to save it to. To restore the data in Outlook it is ideal to choose PST format.
Step 5. Finally click on "Export" once more and it'll be saved to your computer.
Any corrupt or deleted Outlook data will be stored in that file. All you have to do now is import the PST file in Outlook and you'll have access to it!
To do this, open Outlook and go to "File > Import and Export > Import from another program and file". Follow the rest of the instructions on your screen and you'll have no problems at all.
If corruption or data loss is not the reason you need to recover deleted calendar items from Outlook, it's most likely that human error is why. In that case, all you have to do is check your Deleted Items or Trash folders.
Whether you see a Trash or Deleted Items folder will depend on your specific email account.
Step 1. Open Outlook and navigate to the folders.
Step 2. Click on either "Deleted Items" or "Trash" to display the contents.
Step 3. Locate the item that you want to restore.
Step 4. Right-click the item and select "Move > Different Folder".
Move all of the missing items back to an alternate folder and you'll be able to view the calendar items again.
Were you unable to find the deleted item using the previous guide? Not to worry, you can attempt to find the calendar item by recovering from the server. This feature is only available for certain account types so be aware that this may not be available to you.
Step 1. Open Outlook and click the "Home" tab at the top of the window and press "Recover Deleted Items From Server".
Step 2. A list of the deleted items will now appear on your screen. Select whichever ones you lost.
Step 3. After you select the lost calendar items, check the "Restore Selected Items" option and click the "Ok" button.
Step 4. If you now go back to your calendar you should see the missing items restored.
So, if you deleted an item and you couldn't find it in your Deleted Items folder, this should get better results when you restore deleted Outlook calendar items.
Having a detailed calendar that outlines what you need to do each day can be useful. If something goes wrong and Outlook loses your Calendar items, or if they corrupt, then this can be a huge inconvenience. With the methods above you can recover deleted calendar items from Outlook and avoid having to recreate the items manually.
By Simon Marcus , to Outlook Repair
Updated: Apr 21, 2021