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Delete and Restore Items

How to Delete and Restore Items in Outlook

Many organizations limit how much space Outlook can take up. Deleting old emails and objects helps keep you within that limit.

Delete an Item

  1. Select an item.
  2. Click Delete.

    Press the Delete key.

    Delete and Restore Items

The item is deleted and moved to the Deleted Items folder.

To permanently delete the messages in your trash folder, right-click the Deleted Items folder in the Navigation Pane and select Empty Folder.

Restore an Item

If you realize that you deleted something accidentally, you can usually retrieve it.

  1. Click the Deleted Items folder from the Mail screen.

    Here you'll see deleted messages, calendar events, contacts, and tasks.

  2. Select an item to restore.
  3. Click and drag the item back to its original location.
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The item is restored.