How do I recover Outlook emails?

Last Updated on May 21, 2019

So….. you recently deleted some important emails, and you need to get them back? Don’t worry about it! Fortunately, there is a solution, even if you have deleted your deleted object folder. Indeed, if you delete your emails, contacts and other items in Microsoft Outlook from your inbox and folder Deleted Items, Microsoft Outlook will keep them for some time before deleting them permanently.

What is a PST file?

PST is the abbreviation for Personal Storage Folder. A PST file is a personal folder file in MS Outlook. This is Outlook’s default storage limit of 2 GB. It is used to store copies of emails, calendars, contacts, notes and other items.

If PST files are damaged or corrupted, Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Tool can scan and repair damaged and corrupted PST files. It also supports the recovery of permanently deleted emails, attachments, contacts, calendar items, logs, notes, etc.

This manual is about backing up and restoring your Outlook data. It describes different methods and explains which method is best for which scenario.

Restore an item that is no longer in your Deleted Items folder.

People delete their emails so as not to increase the size of their Outlook Express inbox, later they discover that they have deleted some important emails for which they do not have a backup. If you are in this situation, don’t worry, there is a way to recover deleted Outlook Express emails.

The.dbx and.mbx files are used by Outlook Express to store the files. Each Outlook Express mailbox has its own.dbx file extension (such as inbox.dbx, drafts.dbx, etc.), and all emails from a particular mailbox are stored in that single file. Together, they are stored in a folder called the Store folder, located in the Documents and Settings folder.

The biggest threat to the security of all email storage files is data loss. The general loss of emails can be due to viruses, system formats and accidental deletion of emails.

If you accidentally delete an email in Outlook Express, immediately exit Outlook Express and do NOT try to compress the email folders.

When emails are deleted, they are not deleted from the mailbox file (.dbx), but remain in the dbx file as free space. Outlook Express tries to physically delete these deleted emails from time to time using the Compact feature. Compact option, deletes deleted files, which in turn speeds up Outlook Express performance, but deleted emails are deleted so that they are unrecoverable.

If you do not find an item in the Deleted Items folder, the next search location is the Recoverable Items folder. It is a hidden folder, and it is where the items are moved when you do one of the following things:

  • Delete an item from the Deleted Items folder.
  • Empty the Deleted Items folder.
  • Permanently delete an item from the Inbox or other folder by selecting it and pressing Shift+Delete.
  1. In Outlook, go to your list of email folders, then click Deleted Items.
  2. From the Home menu, select Restore deleted server items.
  3. Select the item or items you want to restore, click Restore Selected Items, and then click OK.

Where do the recovered items go? When you restore items in the Recoverable Items folder, they are moved to the Deleted Items folder. So, after restoring an item, you can find it in your Deleted Items folder and then move it to another folder.

Using Stellar Outlook Express Email Recovery

Wondering why you should use a professional email recovery tool for MS Outlook? Well, Outlook Express Recovery’s ability to repair PST files makes it the first choice for all Outlook users. This tool for Outlook PST Repair makes it easy to recover the PST and allows you to export the elements of the PST file in an accessible format such as the following: DBX, EML or MSG. In addition, the software allows you to quickly recover the PST file if you accidentally or intentionally deleted emails. The software has many advanced features and options to help you recover deleted emails from Ms Outlook.

When emails are deleted, they are not deleted from the mailbox file (.dbx), but are still in the dbx file as free space. Outlook Express tries to physically delete these deleted emails from time to time using the Compact feature. Compact option, deletes deleted files, which in turn speeds up Outlook Express performance, but deleted emails are deleted so that they are unrecoverable.

Do not use Outlook Express to avoid writing to dbx files. Run the DBX repair software immediately to find and restore deleted emails.

Outlook Express Recovery repairs corrupted *.dbx files and restores *.eml files when the recovery process is complete. Recovered.eml files can easily be dragged and dropped into a new folder in Outlook Express. This dbx repair tool is designed to recover accidentally deleted Outlook Express emails from a “dbx / mbx” archive or to repair corrupted *.dbx files.

Outlook Express Recovery Features:

  • Retrieves all Outlook items such as emails, calendar entries, contacts, notes, etc.
  • Recovers deleted messages even if they have been deleted from the Deleted Items folder.
  • Retrieves emails from encrypted files.

Outlook Express Recovery is a professional tool for repairing and recovering data from corrupted Outlook PST files. This software selectively restores Outlook folders and supports the recovery of MS Outlook 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 files.