Best Way to Recover Permanently Deleted Messages from Outlook

Well, at least once in our lifetime we experience the stomach drop moment that occurs when we delete something by mistake. Of course, we backup essential information, including the Outlook .pst file, yet this might not aid you in recovering a deleted message from outlook. Thankfully, there are several options for recovering outlook data. Read on to find out how.

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1Recover Permanently Deleted Messages from Outlook with iMyFone ScanOutlook

iMyFone ScanOutlook represents a professional tool designed to aid those that seek to repair Outlook PST and OST files and to recover deleted items from Outlook mailbox. All it requires is to be downloaded and installed on your device. After this initial step, you will be able to recover your Outlook data.

If you are wondering why choose iMyFone ScanOutlook to Recover Outlook data, here are some main features that make this tool stand out.



  • Recovers permanently deleted Outlook data, including messages, contacts, calendars, notes, journals, attachments, etc.

  • Comes with an advanced repair mode for Outlook data, which repairs corrupted data and restores even more lost items.

  • Allows you to preview all the items and selectively save them in multiple formats: PST, MSG, EML, PDF, RTF, HTML.

  • It is great for both PST and OST files, being one of the few tools on the market that offers such recovery options;

  • Support all version of Microsoft Outlook, including the latest Outlook 2019.

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Steps to Permanently Deleted Messages from Outlook

In order to repair or recover Outlook data with iMyFone ScanOutlook you will have to go through a series of simple steps, as it follows.

Step 1: select the desired PST or OST file you seek to repair or recover

So, after installing ScanOutlook you will have to launch the tool. Select the Outlook data files you want to recover from. (It will automatically locate the your default Outlook data file)

select default pst ost

Step 2: start the repairing process

After identifying and selecting the PST/OST file, click on Repair button to start the recovery process.

start to repair

Step 3: view the recovered items

After the tool finishes the recovery, all the recovered Outlook files will be shown. You can simply click and preview the items.

preview repaired files

Step 4: export the Outlook data

Besides the saving and downloading option, you can opt for exporting recovered Outlook data with a simple click on the Export Selected button. You will have to select both a format and a location for saving the data.

exporting selected files

It will take a couple of minutes depending on how large the file is, yet when the export is done, the files will be easily identified at the location you specified.

export completed

2Recover Permanently Deleted Messages from Outlook Deleted Items or Trash

Besides using the iMyFone ScanOutlook, you can also recover deleted items in Outlook with the aid of the Trash Folder. You will simply have to identify the missing data, right click it and select Move > Other Folder.


3Recover Permanently Deleted Messages from Server

And if you are having trouble identifying deleted data in the trash folder, you can always opt for recovering Outlook data from server. All you have to do is follow some simply guidelines, as depicted down below:

Step 1. From your Outlook account, access your email and click on the folder named Deleted Items. Keep in mind that if the folder is named Trash, it signifies that your account does not allow you to recover data that was deleted from the folder.

Step 2. The next step is to click on the Home menu and select the Recover Deleted Items from Server section.

Step 3. Identify the data you seek to recover, click on Restore Selected Items and click on OK.

Step 4. After this, the data will be moved in the Deleted items folder, from where you can move it as you please.



Anyhow, if you're searching for a fast and reliable way to recover your deleted messages in Outlook, iMyFone ScanOutlook will be your best choice. It comes with a multitude of features that are great for both recovering and repairing lost Outlook data.

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By  Simon Marcus , to Outlook Repair

Updated on Dec 02, 2020

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