How to Recover Deleted Emails from Computer

Have you ever delete the emails from your computer? How do you do with that problem then? A few days ago, one of my friends asked for help, because her email had been deleted accidentally by herself. Then I helped her to retrieve the emails. And then, I think some of you may also need some help when you encounter the same problem as my friend, so I start to write this article.

It is important to protect your computer. Or if you are hacked or there is a virus attack on your devices, you may lose your important data like the emails. The common way to protect your devices is to back up the data files on them as often as possible. And to recover the data files with the help of a third-party tool is just a remedy when you have no backup files to turn to.

In case that you want to recover the emails from your devices, here are five ways to help you in the following passages.

Way 1. Restore the emails from the recycle bin

If you haven’t clean the data files from your recycle bin. The recycle bin on the mailbox will keep the emails that you delete in the recycle bin for about one month. So you need to recover such emails as soon as possible.

Step 1. Log on your mailbox via any browser on your computer.


Step 2. Go to the “Recycle bin” or “Trash can” section on the mailbox. It is usually on the left column of the home page.


Step 3. Now you can see all the recoverable emails on the recycle bin. Choose by checking the emails that you want to recover.


Step 4. Click on the “Move” option on the tool bar of the home page. Then you can find the “Inbox” option from the drop-down menu. Click on it.


Step 5. Soon after that, you can go back to the inbox to see the emails recovered just now.

Way 2. Check the database of the email

If you use the database for your emails, like the Outlook Express or the Vista Window, you may get back the emails you want from the database. As we know, the database for the emails can help us get easier access to several different mailboxes at the same time. Now, let’s see how it can help us retrieve the emails in the following tutorial.

Step 1. Launch the database of the emails on your computer.

Step 2. Log in to your personal account to the database.


Step 3. Go to the “Deleted Items” folder or something like that.


Step 4. Choose the email that you want to recover and then right-click on it to bring up the menu.

Step 5. From the pop-up menu, choose to move the email to the inbox or something like that.


Step 6. Go to check the recovered emails after you move all the wanted emails back.

Way 3. Restore the relevant backup files

The Outlook Web App also can help you to back your emails and then restore them when you want. In this way, you can not only restore the emails from the recycle bin but also restore the emails that you have deleted permanently.

Step 1. Go to the website of the Outlook Web App and login to it.


Step 2. Enter the “Deleted Items” folder from the left column.


Step 3. Find the emails to recover and then click on “Move” to restore the emails from the Recycle bin.


Step 4. If you want to recover the emails that you have deleted permanently, you need to go to the “Recover Deleted Items”.

Way 4. Use the email file extensions

The email file extension is usually known as the EML on your computer. It is a product of the Outlook application, which can help the user store the addresses of both the sender and the recipient, and the message together with the attachments and hyperlinks. But in fact, there are many kinds of email file extension, when the databases of the emails are different. They can be Moz email, Mailhost, Vcard, Vcf, Mbox, Oas, Eml, Emlx, Wdseml, Pst, Tnf, Pmx, Mso, Sbd, Tbb, Boe, Mht, Mlm, P10, etc.
If you have deleted the emails from the database, you can log in it to get them back.

Step 1. Log in to the database of the emails that you use.


Step 2. Search on your computer to find the data files with the email file extensions.


Step 3. Then you can see a list of email files on your computer.


Way 5. Recover the emails with the Tenorshare UltData Windows Data Recovery

The Tenorshare UltData Windows Data Recovery is a professional tool to recover all kinds of data files from your computer. Besides the email files, it can also recover the data files including the photos, audios, videos, documents and so on. There are two versions for both the Windows users and the Mac users. So you need to just choose one that suitable to your computer and install on your computer.

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Step 1. Launch this tool on your computer.

Step 2. Now, since you want to recover the emails, so just choose the “The Whole computer” and click on the “Next” button.

Step 3. The scanning process will bring up a lot of emails that are recoverable on your computer. You can preview them one by one and check the ones for recovering.

Step 4. Click on the “Recover” button after you have checked all the emails you want.

Step 5. Go to the location that you choose for the email files on your computer to see if all have been recovered.

Now, you see, there are a lot of handy ways to get back the emails. But they are used for different situations. The most important thing is to keep your eye open when you delete the emails. It is advisable that you delete only the advertisement emails.

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