How to Recover Lost/Deleted Emails with Email Recovery Software

Daisy updated on Dec 11, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

EaseUS email recovery software is an advanced email recovery program. It restores deleted or lost emails, folders, calendars, appointments, meeting requests, contacts, tasks, task requests, journals, notes and attachments from corrupted PST file. Follow the Methods below and get back emails accordingly.

Part 1. Recover Lost PST Files with Freeware
Part 2. Recover Emails from Deleted Item folder
Part 3. Restore Deleted Emails After 30 Days

"Hello, I deleted a mail sent by my friend last year... Can anyone here help me get back that mail? Please help."

Overview of Email Recovery

Email is still popular among people. Many firms and businesses carry their regular operations through emails. If these emails get lost such firms have to face many hardships, and need email recovery software or tools to solve such problems. As with files on a hard drive, when a message is deleted from a folder it is not physically erased. The data is just marked as having been deleted, so the email program doesn't display it. The deleted email does not get overwritten until the mail program tidies up or compacts its database. Therefore, a window of opportunity of uncertain duration, during which it is possible to recover deleted emails intact.

Depending on different ways of how and how long you've deleted or lost Emails on Outlook or Outlook Express, the ways to recover deleted or lost emails are quite different. You may follow below offer ways to recover deleted or lost Outlook emails on your own.

Part 1. Recover Lost PST Files with Freeware

If you have downloaded the email database .pst/.ost files or saved received emails on a local drive of your PC, and deleted them by mistake, don't worry. You can recover the deleted emails with a free file recovery tool. Now, recover the whole PST file in detail:

Step 1. Select the drive partition where you used to save the Outlook PST files and then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will start immediately for a quick and deep scan so as to find as many lost files as possible. To quickly locate the PST files, you have two options.

  • Use "Filter > Emails" to find your lost PST files.
  • Search with ".pst" can also help you reach the PST file.
scan lost pst files

Step 3. Select the wanted PST files from the results, and click "Recover" to get them back all at once.

recover lost pst files

Part 2. Recover Emails from Deleted Item folder (Manually)

When you delete an email in an email program, it is usually moved to a Deleted Items folder (as in Outlook Express) or similar. The Deleted Items folder is like a Recycle Bin for emails and gives you a chance of restoring messages deleted in haste.

The ways to recover deleted or lost emails are quite different according to how long you have lost your emails.

1. Recover Emails from Deleted Item folder in 10 Days

Step 1: Login Outlook with your account, go to your email folder list and click "Deleted Items" at the left pane.

recover deleted emails

Step 2: Find the exact email or messages, right-click on them and select "Move > Other Folder".

Recover deleted email items.

Step 3: Select "Index" to move email and messages to your index box, click "OK" to complete the recovery process.

Recover deleted emails from Deleted Items folder.

Note: Outlook Express has an option to clear the contents of the Deleted Items folder whenever you close the program. If you've enabled that setting, you'll be out of luck recovering email from Deleted Items unless you do it straight away. Part 3 will be your last shot.

2. Recover Emails Within 30 days

When an email is moved from Deleted Items, what happens is that the message is copied to another folder - Recoverable Item and then deleted from the first. And the deleted emails will be kept there within 30 days. Therefore, if you've cleaned the Deleted Items folder, you can still recover permanently deleted emails from Recoverable Item folder:

Step 1: Login Outlook with your account, go to your email folder list and click "Deleted Items".

Step 2: Tab on "HOME" and click "Recover Deleted Items From Server".

Recover permanently deleted emails.

Step 3: Select the item you want to recover and click "Restore Selected Items", then click "OK" to finish.

Recover pernamently deleted or lost emails from Server.

Part 3. Restore Deleted Emails Even After 30 Days

If you've lost the emails after 30 days, relax! The professional email recovery software will help you fix this issue with ease.

EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard is an advanced tool to recover lost and deleted emails, folders, calendars, appointments, meeting requests, contacts, tasks, task requests, journals, notes and attachments from the corrupted .pst file. It is safe and read-only utility which reads the lost/deleted mail items without modifying the existing content and restores the lost data into a new file. It can recover mail items from MS-Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002/XP, 2000, 98 and 97.

Follow the steps below:

1. Download EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard, install it and launch it. Select the "Recover Deleted Email/Repair PST File" if your PST file is existing. Then go to "Next".

Deleted email recovery software

2. Select source PST file and set the location to save recovered PST file. Hit Next to scan the files.

Select source PST files

3. Scan for the deleted or lost emails.

Scan deleted emails

4. After the scan, You will recover your deleted Outlook emails.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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