How to Retrieve Deleted Draft Email in Outlook?

“I usually store hundreds of drafts in my Outlook mail account and today accidentally deleted few important emails from it while trashing unwanted emails. Can I get back deleted draft emails in Outlook by any means? If yes, somebody please help me out”

Microsoft Outlook is an essential application on desktops to optimize mail accounts effectively. All emails and other attributes in Outlook will be saved in different folders. For instance, all incoming emails will be saved under ‘Inbox’, sent mails will be in ‘Sent Items’ and all saved emails will get listed in ‘Drafts’ folder. Drafts folder consists of all the emails that were composed but not sent to anyone. After composing any email user can either send it or save it to drafts. Also, sometimes when there is sudden system shutdown while composing any email or terminating Outlook forcefully will save the composed emails in Drafts folder.

However, one may accidentally or intentionally delete emails from ‘Drafts’ folder and later may find need of those emails. Not only draft emails, user may mistakenly delete emails from other folders or contacts, notes, tasks, calendar events from Outlook. Fortunately this could be reversed just by navigating through ‘Deleted Items’ folder. This folder resembles Recycle Bin in Windows, which will save all erased emails, contacts, etc. from Outlook. So whenever draft email or any other attribute is mistakenly deleted then it can be restored back from Deleted Items folder. But if draft email is deleted using Shift+Del keys or from Deleted Items folder, then it means that the mail is erased beyond manual recovery. In such case, making use of effective third party software would get back deleted email folder in Outlook.

Outlook deleted draft emails recovery tool:

Among various third party utilities, Yodot Outlook PST Repair software can easily recover deleted draft email in Outlook. Though the name suggests PST repair, this software is eligible to retrieve deleted or missing emails, contacts, notes, tasks, personal folders, etc. attributes from PST file within stipulated time. Also, this tool is capable of recovering emails from Deleted Items folder after emptying it accidentally. Along with recovery, this tool can repair corrupted, damaged or error showing Outlook data files, PST and OST from Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2016 versions. This amazing Outlook repair and email recovery program can be utilized on Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems with ease.

Steps to restore deleted draft emails in Outlook:

  • Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool on your Windows computer and install it
  • Run the utility and main screen will show up with three options
  • Click on ‘Open PST File’ option to choose Outlook PST/OST file from which emails are erased
  • If you do not know default location of Outlook data file, click on ‘Find PST File’ option
  • Of if Outlook has multiple profiles to choose PST files from it, proceed by clicking on ‘Select Outlook Profile’ option
  • After choosing required PST/OST file to scan, hit next
  • Now choose the scanning mode options between ‘Normal / Smart’ scan and mention destination location where you wish to save recovered Outlook items
  • Proceeding next, software performs neat scan on chosen Outlook data file and comes up with restored items in Outlook styled interface
  • View recovered emails and save this file in suggested location for further usage

Points to remember!!

  • Do not use Shift+Del keys while deleting any draft emails in MS Outlook
  • Without confirmation do not erase any emails from Outlook

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