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How to recover sub-folders accidentally "emptied" from a main fold

  1. #1


    Christy Guest

    How to recover sub-folders accidentally "emptied" from a main fold

    Within Storage Folders, on Windows Live Mail, I "emptied" items contained
    within a Deleted Items folder not realizing that I had a whole bunch of
    important sub-folders under the Deleted Items location (that's a whole other
    frustration when changing over from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail), how
    can I recover those sub-folders?

    OS: Vista 32-bit

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  2. #2


    Michael Santovec Guest

    Re: How to recover sub-folders accidentally "emptied" from a main fold

    If you emptied the deleted items folder, and you don't have a backup,
    your only hope is an Undelete utility. Have it look for *.EML files.

    The more you do on the PC since the delete the less likely you'll be
    able to recover anything with an Undelete utility.

    --

    Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us



    "Christy" <Christy@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:BF627628-344D-4AD2-AF65-0C0C4B2A6E3A@newsgroup

    > Within Storage Folders, on Windows Live Mail, I "emptied" items
    > contained
    > within a Deleted Items folder not realizing that I had a whole bunch
    > of
    > important sub-folders under the Deleted Items location (that's a whole
    > other
    > frustration when changing over from Windows Mail to Windows Live
    > Mail), how
    > can I recover those sub-folders?
    >
    > OS: Vista 32-bit


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Peter.R Guest

    Re: How to recover sub-folders accidentally "emptied" from a main fold

    If you had them previously in Windows Mail, they would still be there unless you also deleted them in WMail.

    --
    Peter.R
    (Windows Live Mail 2009 14.0.8089.726 on Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit)
    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare

    "Christy" <Christy@newsgroup> wrote in message news:BF627628-344D-4AD2-AF65-0C0C4B2A6E3A@newsgroup

    >
    > Within Storage Folders, on Windows Live Mail, I "emptied" items contained within a Deleted Items folder not realizing that I had a whole bunch of important sub-folders under the Deleted Items location (that's a whole other frustration when changing over from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail), how can I recover those sub-folders?
    >
    > OS: Vista 32-bit

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen [MVP] Guest

    Re: How to recover sub-folders accidentally "emptied" from a main fold

    There is no provision within Windows Live Mail to recover items
    emptied from the Deleted Items folder. Try a file undelete utility such as
    Recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuva

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP Program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


    "Christy" <Christy@newsgroup> wrote in message news:BF627628-344D-4AD2-AF65-0C0C4B2A6E3A@newsgroup

    > Within Storage Folders, on Windows Live Mail, I "emptied" items contained
    > within a Deleted Items folder not realizing that I had a whole bunch of
    > important sub-folders under the Deleted Items location (that's a whole other
    > frustration when changing over from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail), how
    > can I recover those sub-folders?
    >
    > OS: Vista 32-bit

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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