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

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-07-14

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

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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.


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Habe die Ansicht geändert und dann hat es geklappt.

Danke.
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Wie erkennt man in der Liste der "gefundenen" Nachrichten, welche Nachricht vom Löschordner aufgelistet wird?
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Hi Gerd,

By default, the corresponding folder names of the search results are also displayed in the mailing list.
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thank you for this simple solution!
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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
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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.
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