How to Recover Deleted AOL Mail Emails

Abby Haines updated on Nov 21, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


Deleted or lost emails in AOL Mail? Here you can find complete email recovery solutions that teach you how to retrieve deleted or permanently deleted emails from AOL Mail. Just try the one that works best for your case to effectively rescue your deleted AOL emails.

Overview of deleted AOL Mail email recovery

Many users have the terrible experience of getting one or more emails with important information deleted or sometimes even permanently by accident in AOL Mail. 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 when the disaster attacks unexpectedly. If you are one of the victims, now you can take it easy! Here you can find full email recovery solutions that teach you how to retrieve deleted or permanently deleted emails from AOL Mail. Just try the one that works best for your case to effectively rescue your AOL emails. 

Recover deleted emails in AOL Mail from Trash folder

You might choose the wrong emails in AOL Mail and delete them by mistake. When this happens, the deleted emails will be removed to the recently deleted folder, also known as Trash, and will be kept up to seven days for recovery before being permanently deleted. If you just deleted your emails from AOL Mail within 7 days, you can try to restore them back from the Trash folder.

1. Go to AOL .com. In the top right 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 which are deleted for less than seven (7) 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 "Move To" group of commands. 

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

Recover permanently deleted emails with EaseUS AOL Mail recovery software

But sometimes, your AOL emails might be permanently deleted and may not able to be retrieved from the Trash folder. When this occurs, you will need to try a third-party AOL Mail recovery software to rescue your data. EaseUS file recovery software is the most powerful data recovery solution with a wizard-like interface that works beautifully!

1. All email file recovery software or tools only support the recovery of local PST or OST files, rather than the recovery of a specific mail.
2. If you lost email files in an email app, with no local files saved on your PC, it's almost impossible to recover deleted emails.
3. Also, please find the location where you saved the lost email files or folders before applying the email recovery guide here for help.

Step 1. Run Email recovery software.

Select the right location - a hard drive or a specific location where you used to save the lost email files or folder.

Click "Scan" to let EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard fully scan and find lost emails.

Run data recovery software.

Step 2. Find lost email.

Find lost email files in the below location:

Deleted Files: If you accidentally deleted email files, it will appear here.

Drive x: Another place for you to find lost email files.

Search or Filter features can also help you quickly find the lost emails.

Find lost email files.

Step 3. Start Email recovery.

Now that, you can select found email files and click "Recover". Then save them on a secure location on your PC.

Restore Email.

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

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

5. 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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