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How to Recover Deleted or Missing Outlook Folder

Updated on Apr 09, 2018 by Abby Haines to File Recovery

Summary

Deleting or missing your Outlook folder? Here 3 options to recover deleted or missing folder in Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 is offered. Try either of them to retrieve your Outlook messages, calendars, contacts, tasks or other important information.

Outlook 2016 folder missing while moving, how to recover?

"Hello, I tried to drag an email from my inbox to an archived folder. In that process, I lost the folder and the email I was trying to drag. I have been searching everywhere for the folder but in vain. How Can I recover a lost archive folder? I am using Outlook 2016. Please help, thank you!"

3 possible ways to recover deleted or missing Outlook folder 

Many users have a terrible experience of deleting or losing an Outlook folder with important information, for example, messages, calendars, contacts, etc. You come here, which suggests that you are suffering the same problem. But please don't worry! There are 3 options you can try to recover deleted note or missing folder in Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007.

# 1 Recover deleted or missing Outlook folder from Deleted Items folder

1) In Outlook, go to your email folder list, and then click Deleted Items.

2) Do one of the following to recover your Outlook items:

  • To recover a message item, right click it and then click Move > Other Folder > Inbox, and then click OK.
  • To recover a calendar item, right-click it, and then click Move > Other Folder > Calendar, and then click OK.
  • To recover a contact, right-click it, and then click Move > Other Folder > Contacts, and then click OK.
  • To recover a task, right-click it, and then click Move > Other Folder > Tasks, and then click OK.

# 2 Recover deleted or missing Outlook folder from Server 

If you have permanently deleted your Outlook folder and can't restore the missing note or items in the Deleted Items folder, try to retrieve them back using "Recover Deleted Items from the Server" option. 

1) In Outlook, go to your email folder list, and then click Deleted Items.
2) Make sure Home is selected, and then click Recover Deleted Items From Server.
3) Select the item you want to recover, click Restore Selected Items, and then click OK.

# 3 Recover deleted note in Outlook or missing Outlook folder using EaseUS data recovery software

If you still failed to recover deleted note in Outlook or missing Outlook folder, the last option is to try EaseUS data recovery software, a try-before-buy email recovery software. Just taking 3 simple steps, the program can scan the whole PC hard drive and tell you what Outlook items it can recover for you. Now, it's your turn to try!

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select the disk where you lost Outlook folder and click "Scan".

Recover deleted or missing Outlook folder - choose the disk where you lost data

Step 2. A quick scan will start soon to find all the deleted or missing Outlook items, and then a deep scan will automatically start to find more data.

Recover deleted or missing Outlook folder - scan the selected disk to search lost items

Step 3. After the scan, you can preview all the recoverable Outlook items and choose those you want. And then click "Recover" button to save them to another safe spot in PC or an external storage device.

Preview and recover deleted or missing Outlook folder