How to Recover Deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 Folder?

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular and important mail client used by many today. It consists of five main sections – Mails, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Journal. You can manage your Outlook folders in a better way by using Microsoft Outlook advanced features. Many people choose Microsoft Outlook due to its attractive features and benefits compared to other mail client applications. There is always a chance to go wrong with so many applications thereby losing the essetial data.

    By pressing “Delete Folder” option you can delete any unwanted or unused folder from your Outlook 2010 mail box. Have you ever thought how to recover deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder if you have mistakenly deleted a very important folder? Consider a scenario where you have two specific folders for most of your incoming mails. When the emails arrive, they either remain in inbox or forwarded to the other two named folders. You found that one of them is still intact and other folder is missing. You have somehow accidently deleted that folder. What will you do to recover deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder?  

    Some common scenarios responsible for deletion of folders in Outlook 2010:

    • 1. Improper termination of Outlook.
    • 2. PST file damage due to archive error.
    • 3. Sharing PST file over network.
    • 4. PST files corruption due to anti virus scanning etc.
    • 5. Accidental deletion of wrong folder.

    When you delete an Outlook folder using shift+delete, it does not really delete all the items permanently. It’s just that in your default settings you can’t see an option to restore Microsoft Outlook 2010 deleted folder. But you can recover deleted folder from Microsoft Outlook 2010 by using a registry key. Again how many of these folders can be recovered back depends on two parameters – Storage quota and age of shift+deleted folders/emails. So you have to act fast when you lose your folders accidently to get them back. What if your storage quota exceeds the limit or age of shift+deleted expires? You need to use PST Repair software to restore Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder. It is also possible to repair Outlook 2010 with this software.

    It is always advised to keep your mail box light and neat to enjoy the flawless and smooth working on MS Outlook. It is always a good practice to keep Outlook 2010 in a way that its PST files do not cross 10GB size because performance issues starts occurring as soon as PST file reaches to 10GB even though latest Outlook versions like Outlook 2010 has improved the size of its Outlook PST file and can store up to 50GB data. The easiest way is to delete all unnecessary items from your mail box so that the PST file does not reach to that limit and lose its performance. If you have lost or deleted emails from your mailbox folder then read this page:


  • 1. Restore deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folders and also supports Outlook 2000, 2003 and 2007.
  • 2. Recover deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder that contains mails, RSS fields, appointments, notes, calendar and contacts from MS Outlook on Windows XP, Vista, 8, 7 and Windows 2003 and 2008.
  • 4. Recover accidently deleted Inbox, Sent Items, Contacts folders from Outlook.
  • 5. Restore deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder deleted using shift+delete keys.
  • 6. Recover deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder including all other versions of Microsoft Outlook while moving from one place to another.
  • Steps to restore deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder:

    Step 1: Download and install PST Repair software on your computer to perform deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder recovery.  Main screen now displays three options – “Open PST File”, “Find PST File” and “Select Outlook Profile”. Select your desired option to perform deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder recovery.  

    Step 3: Select the PST file and then select scanning mode either "Normal Scan" or "Smart Scan" and after that select the final destination for the repaired PST file. At last click on the “Repair” button to start deleted Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder recovery. Once the scanning is completed, all the recovered folders along with its contents will be displayed.