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Microsoft Exchange – Recover deleted items from Outlook

Have you ever emptied your deleted items folder in Microsoft Outlook and realised you really did need that email you just deleted?

Well your in luck as it can be recovered, providing that the Microsoft Exchange Server has been told to keep deleted emails for a certain period of time.

Firstly you need to make a registry edit on your local machine to make the option available to you in Outlook.

1) Close Outlook
2) Run Regedit
3) Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\Options
4) Add a new DWORD called DumpsterAlwaysOn
5) Set the DWORD to 1.
6) Close Regedit and launch Outlook.
7) Go to Tools->Recover Deleted Items…

There we have it. If you are not happy making changes to your registry yourself then you can use the following reg file that will make the change for you

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Download Reg File Here