MS Outlook is most popular email client application which is specially used to manage their emails. Most of the MS Outlook users think that when they delete their mail, it is gone forever. Let us consider a scenario – you receive a very important scripts for your company which you need to submit. After getting script you make few modifications to the script by assuming that everything is complete. Then after you delete the mail attachment and you find out that you forgot to save. The attached script file is very important and crucial for your work but you lost it and now you looking for a best recovery way to retrieve lots Email attachments in Outlook. If you are one of them who are suffering with the same situations and looking for an effective way then go through with this post.
Whenever you delete any email attachment, it not removed from your System until you overwritten on it. Actually attachments that are included in an email are saved into a temporary location. So user can easily locate and open the temporary MS Outlook folder to restore their deleted email attachments. To restore Outlook email attachment from Temporary folder, follow the instruction which are listed below:-
Navigate to the OLK directory.
Finding the OLK folder is quite difficult, the default location is at, “C:\Users\$user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\8OVAOD6F” ($user refers to your systems user name).
User can find the deleted attachments here, copy the corresponding attachments and saved to your desired location
Note: The “OLK” folder is hidden, in order to make it visible. Click on the Start button and type “Folder Options” and under View tab find the section “Hidden Files and Folders”->Tick the check box for “Show hidden files, folders or drives” and then click “Apply”.
Restore email attachments using Regedit.exe utility
- Go to Start->Run->Type “Regedit” and click “Ok”->
- A windows pops up, navigate to the relevant registry and follow to this path “My Computer > HKEY_CURRENT USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 12.0 > Outlook > Security”
Once there, one or more items will be displayed-> Copy the location of “OutlookSecureTempFolder”->Type the path in your file explorer, there you can find all your deleted and lost attachments copy the file and save it to your desired destination location
However if both the method fails in getting back your Outlook attachment, you can make use of a third-party repair application to retrieve lots Email attachments in Outlook
Using PST Repair Tool
User can easily restore their lost Outlook email attachments by using PST Repair Tool. This tool scans PST file to find deleted or lost Outlook items and shows the list of recovered emails attachments along with other Outlook items on display screen. It can also helps you in recovering other Outlook elements including emails, Calendar Items, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and many more.