Restore Deleted Subfolder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

Written by Lucy John on April 28, 2023


“Hi, I opened Outlook today to check out some emails which I had saved in a separate subfolder within Inbox folder. I accidentally happened to delete the subfolder, is it possible to recover Outlook email content? I am an Outlook 2016 user, Can anyone tell me how to restore deleted subfolder from Outlook 2016?


Microsoft Outlook 2016 is packed with advanced features and thus many people use it on a regular basis to manage emails and other tasks. This problem has been reported by many users on multiple forums, hence to sort out this issue, here are a few effective techniques.

Manual Procedures to Recover Deleted Folder from Outlook 2016

Fix 1: Get back subfolder from Deleted Items folder

Any item/folder that you delete will directly get into Deleted Items Folder. Hence the deleted subfolder will also go into Deleted Items Folder, which you need to expand in order to view its entire contents. Look for your subfolder and gently restore it. Further, if you deleted the subfolder from here as well, then follow the next approach.

Fix 2: Restore Subfolder from Recoverable Items Folder

Anything that you delete from Deleted Items Folder will automatically be pushed into Recoverable Items Folder. It’s a hidden folder, hence follow the below-mentioned steps to view and get back subfolder,

Note: Recoverable Items Folder provides an additional layer of protection to restore deleted items. If you still can’t locate your subfolder here, then you are advised to follow the advanced technique given in the next segment.

How Do I Recover A Deleted Folder (Subfolder) In Outlook 2016?

Yodot Outlook PST Repair software is engineered to restore deleted emails / email folders and also repair corrupt PST or OST files like never before. Get the most from this application by downloading and installing it on your Windows system. Then run the software and follow the below-mentioned steps,

Learn more about Yodot Outlook PST Repair

This tool has the potential to fix password protected PST files as well. It does not matter how large file you want to restore as this application provides you complete freedom to repair and recover bulky files. On using this application for the first time itself you will feel instantly familiar with the user interface. This utility is compatible with Microsoft Outlook versions such as 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013, 2016 and further it runs flawlessly on Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2008 and 2003 Platforms.

Handle with care!

  • Make a habit of taking back up of Outlook data on regular time intervals
  • Verify selected folders/files multiple times before deleting them on Outlook

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