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How to sort deleted email items by date deleted in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-06-30

By default, all Outlook emails are arranged by Date no matter which folder you are locating in. When you deleting an email, it will be moved from the destination folder to the Deleted Items folder automatically. If the deletion is accidental, it is hard for you to find the deleted email and recover it to the destination folder again because it was crowded among all the deleted emails. The best way for you to easily find the deleted email is sorting all deleted emails by date deleted. After sorting deleted emails by deleted date, the email you have just deleted will be right there at the top of the Deleted Items folder.

Sort deleted email items by date deleted in Outlook

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For sorting all deleted email items by date deleted in Outlook, please do as follows.

1. Get into the Deleted Items folder which you want to sort email by date deleted.

2. Please click View > View Settings. See screenshot:

3. In the Advanced View Settings: Hide Messages Marked for Deletion dialog box, please click Columns button.

4. In the Show Columns dialog box, you need to:

1). Select Date/Time fields from the Select available columnsfrom drop-down list;

2). Select Modified in the Available columns box;

3). Click Add button to add this column to the Show these columns in this order list box.

4). Click Move Up button to move the Modified to the top of the Show these columns in this order box.

5). Then click OK button.

5. When it returns to the Advanced View Settings: Hide Messages Marked for Deletion dialog box, please click Sort button.

6. When the Sort dialog box pops up, you need to:

1). Select the Date/Time field from the Select available fields from drop-down list;

2). Then select Modified from the Sortitems by drop-down list.

3). Click OK button.

7. Click OK button in the Advanced View Settings: Hide Messages Marked for Deletion dialog box to finish the whole settings.

Now your Deleted Items folder is sorted by date deleted.

Notes:

1. This method also can be available in Outlook 2007.

2. This method is only applied to your selected deleted Items folder. If there are other deleted items folders in your Outlook, you need to set the options with above steps one by one.


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My personal hero of the day! These instructions were awesome. Saved me a bunch of time! Thank you so much!
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Still works! Thanks a bunch! 
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THIS JUST SAVED MY DAY!!! Works amazing, thank you so much
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This is so helpful and will save me tons of time. Humongous Thank You!!
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Most helpful. Thank you.
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