A: Yesterday I was using Outlook Express to send emails (I have used it for many years) and deleted some important emails by mistake. I couldn't find them in Recycle Bin. Is there any way to recover those deleted Outlook Express emails?
Q: Please calm down. This problem is not difficult to settle. The free data recovery software MiniTool Power Data Recovery is able to recover Outlook Express emails. We'll introduce it in detail.
Why can we recover deleted Outlook Express emails?
Usually, Outlook Express files are stored in system partition. Each file is divided into two parts, file head and data area. File head is used to record file attributes, file names and cluster information and real data are stored in data area. Deleting only modifies the first two codes of file head and clears up cluster number occupied by the file, but does nothing to the real data. So after a file is deleted, disk space increases, but the real data is still on the hard disk unless it is overwritten. Therefore, we can recover deleted files with data recovery software, including Outlook Express emails. However, once the deleted emails are overwritten, we can not recover them any more. So we must not store new data to the computer before Outlook Express email recovery.
How to recover deleted Outlook Express emails?
If you have installed MiniTool Power Data Recovery, launch it. We will see its main interface, as follows.
Note: if you haven't installed MiniTool Power Data Recovery, we strongly recommend that you download and install it to a mobile storage device (USB flash drive for example) for the sake of data security. And MiniTool Power Data Recovery Boot Disk should be used if necessary.
Click "Undelete Recovery" module to recover deleted Outlook Express emails. The following interface will be shown.
Select the partition (usually it's Partition C:) where the deleted emails are and click "Recover" button. The following interface will be shown.
Many deleted files are shown. Please click "Advanced Filter" button to retrieve Outlook Express emails. The following window will pop up.
Please setting file extension (usually the formats of email files are *. dbx and *. pst). Then click "OK" button.
In data recovery interface, users can find and check Outlook Express files and then click "Save Files" button to store them, finishing Outlook Express email recovery.
Outlook Express email recovery is accomplished by using MiniTool Power Data Recovery. If you have other problems, please visit the official website https://www.powerdatarecovery.com/.