How to Recover Deleted Personal Folder in Outlook

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Microsoft Outlook is one of the recognized email management tools. As we all know, PST file or a personal storage table file is a Microsoft Outlook data file that holds all your Outlook data that includes your emails, calendar items, attachments, tasks, contacts and many more on the system’s hard disk. This PST file also holds all the personal folders that you create.

Outlook lets you create personal folders to help you maintain all your emails in an organized manner as per your convenience. If the PST file incurs any corruptions, it is likely that you will lose your data associated with your account.

Usually the common scenarios reported by users for deletion are intentional and accidental deletion, if you have encountered any of these scenarios, you will learn how to recover deleted folders in Outlook from the article below.

How to recover deleted folders in Outlook?

Data loss is an unpredictable scenario. However, you will be able to recover the deleted Outlook folders effortlessly by taking the right approaches mentioned here. Method 1 involves recovering data from Outlook trash and method 2 is recovering data by using a reliable data recovery tool.

Solution 1: Recover Deleted Outlook Folders From Trash?

Caution: Before attempting to follow the below method, you need to understand that this solution is only applicable if you have not emptied your trash folder in Outlook

  • Step 1. - Open MS Outlook, go to your email folder list, and then click "Deleted Items" or "Trash" folder.
  • Step 2. - You can recover the messages/calendars/contacts/tasks by right-clicking and then choosing "Move" > "Other Folder" > "Inbox" or other corresponding folders in Outlook, at last click "OK".
  • You will not be able to recover the deleted folder in Outlook if it has bypassed the Trash. The only way to recover deleted outlook folders would be with help of a reliable data recovery tool.
  • Recover Deleted Folder In Outlook Using Remo Repair PST

    Remo Recover which is capable of retrieving your deleted personal folder without causing any damage to the folder.

    It makes your work easy as you don’t have to search for the location of your PST file and a number of steps need not be performed as we do using ScanPST.exe. Remo Outlook PST Repair Software is capable of repairing extremely corrupted PST files.

    Steps to recover deleted personal folder in Outlook:

    • Download and install Remo Repair Outlook (PST).
    • Launch the application.
    • You will find 3 options, to begin with:
      • 1. Open Default PST File: This button helps you choose the default PST file that is associated with your Outlook account. When you click on Open Default PST File, it shows you the default PST file, select it and click on Next button.
      • 2. Select PST File Manually: This button helps you select your PST file manually provided you know the location where it resides. When you click on Select PST File Manually, you must Browse for your PST file and click on Open. Click on Next button to proceed further.
      • 3. Find All Your PST Files: This button helps you find all the PST files on your system. You can choose your PST file from the list. When you click on Find All Your PST Files, select the drive you want to search in and click on Find button. You will find a list of all the PST files on the selected drive. Select your PST file and click on Next button.
      • You can choose any of the above mentioned options to open your PST file depending on your choice.
      • And there are 2 scan options:
      • 1. Normal Scan: This scan helps you find deleted emails and lost emails. You can use this scan when your PST has minor corruptions and when Outlook refuses to open due to PST errors.
      • 2. Smart Scan: This scan is an extremely advanced PST repair mode that helps you find all the corrupted, deleted or lost emails and other contents that are not found using normal scan.
    • Select the mode of scan that suits your requirement.
    • Browse to select a destination path to store the contents of your PST file after repairing it. Click OK and click on Repair button to begin repairing your PST file.
    • Wait till the scan completes and once done, check for your repaired PST file by clicking on the Destination option.
    • Click on the Click Here option to know how to import the repaired PST file into your Outlook.
    • Make sure you exit Remo Repair Outlook to view the imported emails and other contents in your Outlook.

    Remo Repair Outlook (PST) restores all the major attributes like the mailbox, address book, calendar items, notes, personal folders and many more. It also helps you recover deleted personal folders in Outlook even when either the PST file or Outlook has been corrupted. This main feature along with it’s easy to use friendly GUI is what makes the process so simple.



    • Maintain timely backups of your Outlook information.
    • Make sure you close Microsoft Outlook correctly. Avoid abrupt shutting down of your Outlook.
    • Update your antivirus software on a regular basis to identify any threats.