Restore Deleted Subfolder in Microsoft 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. However, sometimes users may face certain complications while trying to restore deleted folders/subfolders. Below is a brief extract of one such instance encountered by the user,

“Hi folks, I opened Outlook today to check out some emails which I had saved in a separate subfolder within Inbox folder. I inadvertently deleted the folder and thus I want to recover its content. Can anyone tell me how to restore deleted subfolder from Outlook 2016? Please revert back with feasible ways to do so. Thanks in advance.”

This problem has been reported by a large number of users on multiple forums, hence in an effort to sort out this issue, here are effective techniques - from basic to advance. So, go through each of the approaches carefully.

Basic technique to get back deleted subfolder straight from Microsoft 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: Subfolder retention 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,

  • Go to email folder list on Outlook 2016 and then click Deleted Items
  • Ensure that Home is selected and next hit on Recover Deleted Items From Server option
  • Choose the subfolder you want to restore and click Restore Selected Item. Finally click OK

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.

Advanced technique to restore deleted 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,

  • Step 1: The chief screen presents three options such as - Open PST, Find PST and Select Outlook Profile. Select the second and progress further
  • Step 2: State drive path and select a suitable scan method
  • Step 3: Program starts scanning for deleted subfolder and displays restored Outlook files for preview
  • Step 4: Lastly, specify storage path where you want to store all your restored subfolder

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 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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