Note: The other languages of the website are Google-translated. Back to English

How to search all emails include the deleted items in Outlook?

By default, the deleted items won’t be included while searching in Outlook. If you have deleted an email and finally remembered that there is something in the email you need for reference or for other usage, and you just need to search out this email without getting into the Deleted Items folder manually, what would you do? Actually Outlook provides you with a feature of automatically searching all folders include emails in the Deleted Items folder in each data file. Please do as the following tutorial shows.

Search all emails include the deleted items in Outlook 2010 and 2013

Search all emails include the deleted items in Outlook 2007

Office Tab - Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, and Make Work Much Easier...
Kutools for Outlook - Brings 100 Powerful Advanced Features to Microsoft Outlook
  • Auto CC/BCC by rules when sending email; Auto Forward Multiple Emails by rules; Auto Reply without exchange server, and more automatic features...
  • BCC Warning - show message when you try to reply all if your mail address is in the BCC list; Remind When Missing Attachments, and more remind features...
  • Reply (All) With All Attachments in the mail conversation; Reply Many Emails at once; Auto Add Greeting when reply; Auto Add Date&Time into subject...
  • Attachment Tools: Auto Detach, Compress All, Rename All, Auto Save All... Quick Report, Count Selected Mails, Remove Duplicate Mails and Contacts...
  • More than 100 advanced features will solve most of your problems in Outlook 2021 - 2010 or Office 365. Full features 60-day free trial.

arrow blue right bubbleSearch all emails include the deleted items in Outlook 2010 and 2013

In Outlook 2010 and 2013, you can do as follows to search all emails include the deleted items.

1. Please click File > Options.

2. In the Outlook Options dialog box, please click Search in the left bar, and then go to the Results section, select the All folders option, and check the Include messages from the Deleted items folder in each data file when searching in All Items box. See screenshot:

3. Click the OK button in the Outlook Options dialog box.

Now, when you search emails in an Outlook account, the Deleted Items folder will be included automatically.


arrow blue right bubbleSearch all emails include the deleted items in Outlook 2007

In Outlook 2007, you can do as follows.

1. Please click Tools > Options. See screenshot:

2. In the Options dialog, click the Search options button under Preferences tab.

3. In the Search Options dialog box, please check the Include messages from the Deleted Items folder in each data file when searching in All Items box, then select the All folders option. And finally click the OK button. See screenshot:

4. When it returns to the Options dialog box, please click the OK button to finish the whole settings.


Kutools for Outlook - Brings 100 Advanced Features to Outlook, and Make Work Much Easier!

  • Auto CC/BCC by rules when sending email; Auto Forward Multiple Emails by custom; Auto Reply without exchange server, and more automatic features...
  • BCC Warning - show message when you try to reply all if your mail address is in the BCC list; Remind When Missing Attachments, and more remind features...
  • Reply (All) With All Attachments in the mail conversation; Reply Many Emails in seconds; Auto Add Greeting when reply; Add Date into subject...
  • Attachment Tools: Manage All Attachments in All Mails, Auto Detach, Compress All, Rename All, Save All... Quick Report, Count Selected Mails...
  • Powerful Junk Emails by custom; Remove Duplicate Mails and Contacts... Enable you to do smarter, faster and better in Outlook.
shot kutools outlook kutools tab 1180x121
shot kutools outlook kutools plus tab 1180x121
 
Comments (7)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
All emails for 2014 and 2015 sent mail and delete mails and files
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
:-) Hope this solves my problem and thank you.
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Just what I needed! Thank you!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
How to do this in Outlook 365 web interface?
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Why would Outlook think that I would not want to search deleted items folder? To not include deleted items by default seem absurd. I am the only person who has accidentally deleted an email.
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Only after a few searches i realised that deleted items wer not being included in search results. This needs to be more explicit and also +1 to why would this feature be off in the first place
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
thank you for this simple solution!
There are no comments posted here yet
Leave your comments
Posting as Guest
×
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations

Follow Us

Copyright © 2009 - www.extendoffice.com. | All rights reserved. Powered by ExtendOffice. | Sitemap
Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Protected by Sectigo SSL