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The Windows Middle East team shows you how to resurrect deleted Microsoft Outlook e-mails in four steps...

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  June 7, 2008

The Windows Middle East team shows you how to resurrect deleted Microsoft Outlook e-mails in four steps...

Step 1

If you have the habit of pressing Shift + Delete when deleting e-mails, this workshop is for you. Here we show you how to retrieve such e-mails in four simple steps. First up, navigate to Start/Run, type 'regedit' (without the quotes) and hit the 'OK' button.

Step 2

The Registry Editor app will now appear. Navigate to the following:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftExchangeClientOptions. Right-click the 'Options' folder and navigate to New/DWORD Value. Next, right-click the new entry to DumpsterAlwaysOn (this is case-sensitive).

Step 3

Now right-click the DumpsterAlwaysOn entry and hit 'Modify'. Change the 'Value data:' field to '1' (without the quotes) and hit OK. This will turn on the 'Recover deleted items' menu in Outlook. Meanwhile, setting it back to '0' will turn the menu off.

Step 4

Next, restart Microsoft Outlook. Navigate to the Tools menu and select 'Recover Deleted Items' option. The proceeding window will display a list of recently deleted e-mails. Select the ones you wish to recover and hit the OK button. Hey presto, your e-mails are back in your Inbox!

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