How to Recover Permanently Deleted AOL Emails

Roxanne updated on Dec 11, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Deleted or lost emails in AOL Mail? Here you can find complete AOL email recovery solutions. If you want to restore the deleted AOL emails within 7 days, you can recover from the Trash folder. If the lost emails are older than 7 days and you want to recover permanently deleted emails, you can probably recover emails from the AOL server or using a professional email recovery program to troubleshoot.

Quick access your deleted AOL email with the following methods:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Recover from Trash Folder  Go to > "envelope" > Sign in with your AOL account > Click "Trash"...Full steps
Fix 2. Recover from AOL Server Contact the AOL email server administrator to roll back for email recovery ...Full steps
Fix 3. Use Email Recovery Software Run EaseUS email recovery software > Scan local AOL email drive > Restore lost emails...Full steps

Overview of Deleted AOL Email Recovery

Many users have the terrible experience of accidentally getting one or more AOL emails with important information deleted, or sometimes even permanently deleted. We say it is a terrible experience because most of the victims have no idea about how to recover deleted emails in AOL Mail and then fall into endless anxiety or depression. If you are one of them, now you can take it easy! Here you can find full AOL email recovery solutions that teach you how to retrieve deleted or permanently deleted AOL emails. Just try the one that works best for your case to rescue your emails effectively.

How to Recover Deleted AOL Emails from Trash Folder

You might have deleted emails in AOL Mail by mistake. When this happens, the deleted emails will be removed to the recently deleted folder, also known as Trash. They will be kept up to seven days for recovery before being permanently deleted. If you just deleted your emails from AOL Mail within seven days, you can try to restore them from the Trash folder. 

1. Go to AOL .com. In the top left corner, click on the "envelope" icon to go to AOL Mail and then sign in to your AOL account.

2. Click on the "Trash" icon located on the left panel to open the Trash folder. Here you will see all of your emails that are deleted for less than seven days.

3. Select the AOL emails you want to recover, click on the "Action" button above, then in the pull-down menu, click on "Inbox" under the "Move To" group of commands.

recover deleted AOL emails from trash folder

It's done! This action will recover the deleted emails in AOL Mail back to the Inbox.

How to Recover Deleted AOL Emails Older Than 7 Days

If you have deleted emails in AOL over seven days and suddenly realize the importance of the long-deleted emails, is that possible to get them back again? Yes, you can retrieve permanently deleted emails from AOL, but the chance of recovery varies, which depending on where they are stored. Below, we'll explain two scenarios for recovering permanently deleted emails from AOL. Check the details.

Recover Permanently Deleted Emails from AOL Server

If you are using the web AOL Mail, your mail data is not stored on your computer; instead, it is saved in the AOL server. So, if you delete an email online, you can contact the email server administrator to help roll back for email recovery. This is the only way to recover online deleted emails.

But you need to be aware that recovering mail from a mailbox server is definitely a paid service and must be expensive. Also, if you are an individual user, the chances of success may not be high. So, overall, this method is not very practical. We highly suggest you try the following method.

Recover Permanently Deleted Emails from AOL with Email Recovery Software

As said above, if you delete an email online, you can barely recover the lost email. But if you have the AOL Mail added in Outlook on your computer, the mail data will be stored in the local database. In this case, after email deletion, you can use a professional email data recovery program to help you restore lost emails from AOL.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is one of the most popular data recovery software that enables you to retrieve permanently deleted emails from local PST or OST files. Download it and follow the steps to restore deleted emails from AOL older than seven days.

Step 1. Choose the drive X: where your lost email files were saved, and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will initiate a scanning process immediately. Wait patiently until the scanning process completes. To quickly locate the email files, you can click "Filter" -> "Emails", or directly search a specified file extension, such as .pst, .ost, etc.

scan lost emails

Step 3. In the filtered results, choose the desired email files and click "Recover".

recover lost emails

Import PST/OST files into Outlook 

When the email recovery finishes, you can import the deleted AOL emails into Outlook to use again. Do as ways below. 

1. Start Outlook. Go to "File" > "Open & Export" > "Import/Export" > "Import from another program or file" > "Open Outlook Data File". 

2. In the navigation pane, drag and drop the emails, contacts, other folders from .pst file to your existing Outlook folders.

import pst files into Outlook

EaseUS also provides you with an ultimate Exchange Recovery tool to quickly recover and repair corrupted Exchange Server mailboxes (EDB) files and contents. It supports Exchange Database of 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010.

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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

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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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