How to Recover Deleted Email in Hotmail

by Carrie Perles ; Updated September 28, 2017

Have you ever thrown out a piece of mail and immediately kicked yourself for doing so? If so, you've probably done the same with an important email. However, just because you deleted something doesn't mean you can't get it back. You can go to your Deleted folder and move the email messages back to your Inbox -- if you remember quick enough.

Click on the "Deleted" folder in the navigation pane on the left to see all the messages that you have deleted.

Browse through the email and select the check boxes next to the messages you wish to undelete.

Click on the "Move to" option in the toolbar above the message. Select the folder to which you would like to move the messages.

Select the folder where you moved the messages to confirm that they moved.

Tip

  • Hotmail purges the deleted folder regularly, so make sure you recover needed files as soon as possible.

About the Author

Keren (Carrie) Perles is a freelance writer with professional experience in publishing since 2004. Perles has written, edited and developed curriculum for educational publishers. She writes online articles about various topics, mostly about education or parenting, and has been a mother, teacher and tutor for various ages. Perles holds a Bachelor of Arts in English communications from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.