Steps To Know How To Recover Deleted Emails From Outlook

We show you how to recover emails you have deleted by mistake from Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 & 2003 - 02

Why Does Hard Deletion of Email Occur?

When you delete emails, contacts or some other items from Outlook, these emails are moved to “Deleted items” and when an item is deleted using “Shift+del”, it does not go to the “Deleted Items” folder and this functionality is simply known as “Hard Delete”.


PST (Personal storage table) is basically a file format that is used to store Outlook data (message, calendar, contacts and other Outlook items). When you permanently delete an email from your Outlook account, you are just deleting the index file of database that is pointing to the actual email not the content of email. So it is good news for you that the content part of deleted email is in a safe place and you can recover it.


  • How to recover permanently deleted emails from Outlook if you are using Outlook in Stand-alone mode?

    if your Outlook is not connected to an Exchange Server and you are downloading your emails from POP3 server, you need to use Hex Editor and scanpst.exe tool to recover deleted emails from Outlook.

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  • How to recover deleted emails from Outlook using Hex Editor and scanpst.exe tool?
    Scanpst.exe tool has an inbuilt functionality where it looks the parts flagged as deleted and rebuilds the connection when we scan Outlook PST files through this utility. It assures you that each folder, subfolder, and message has a proper formatted entry in Index file. If there is entry but not entered then Scanpst.exe corrects the format and if there is no entry then Scanpst.exe corrects the format. Now, we need to corrupt our PST data structure first using Hex Editor and then scan it through scanpst.exe tool. And to do this, follow these steps:

    Make a duplicate copy of Outlook PST file
    Open Hex Editor (Download Hex Editor)
    Open PST file with Hex Editor from which you want to recover emails
    Delete the position 7 through 13 with the space bar. In the Hexadecimal system, this process actually deletes 13 characters at the following positions:
    00007, 00008, 00009, 0000a, 0000b, 0000c, 0000d, 0000e, 0000f, 00010, 00011, 00012, 00013
    (When you clear a position using spacebar, the editor displays the value "20" each time.)
    Select the value start from 07 to next 13 values. Go to » Edit » File Selection » Ok
    This action will replace all values to 00
    After clearing these positions, save PST file. Now, you have corrupted PST file.

    Run scanpst.exe tool
    Browse corrupt PST file and scan
    Repair PST
    Now open PST file and check deleted items.
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