I just deleted a folder, accidentally, of course, from my Outlook inbox. I used shift+delete and had select “yes” when asked if I want to permanently delete the file before realizing that it was the folder, not the email that I was deleting.
In the past, I’ve used the Deleted Item Recovery add-in to fetch erroneously deleted things, but this computer doesn’t have it and any attempts to install it result in exactly nothing.
I have no archive, so that’s out.
I’m running NT 4.0 and Outlook 98, v.-8.5.6204.0, Internet Mail Only over the LAN, so I’m hoping/wondering whether there is a copy still on a server somewhere. It’s personal info, which is why I’m somewhat hesitant to involve the IT guys.
Anyone out there able to help me?
Well, things don’t look good. To check if you’ve been saving copies on the server, do this:
See if “Leave a copy of messages on server” is checked
If it is, stuff gets left on your POP server and aged off periodically.
As I say, it’s unlikely that this is the case. But try this. If you have been leaving a copy out there, I can tell you how to get it.
Thanks folks, I appreciate the info.
Bill, I looked and nope, no joy.
xash, the first thing I did after realizing that my copy of Outlook didn’t have the “recover deleted items” was go to the MS site. I tried all the things they list, but, quite simply, none of them work. This one in particular “How to Recover Items That Have Been Hard Deleted” looke dpromising, but again, no joy. I appreciate your input, though.
Well, thanks anyway folks. It figured that the one folder above all others that I’d want to keep is the one that prompts me to archive and set recovery measures, after it’s gone, of course.