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    • Sharon87
    • By Sharon87 11th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
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    Outlook email - how to move from deleted folder
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    • 11th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
    Outlook email - how to move from deleted folder 11th Oct 16 at 11:20 PM
    It may sound stupid, but I accidentally 'emptied' my inbox into my deleted. Now I can't find an easy way to move it all back. I have 10s of thousands of emails from the last 10 years or so I need to move back into my inbox and outlook's not making it easy.

    I've tried to 'recover emails' but it wants me to choose each email. I just want to move them all back.

    If I try to highlight all it won't let me right click and move to another folder. Anyone know of anyway to mass move thousands of emails from my deleted folder into my inbox (or a new folder). I need to do it before they get deleted from my deleted folder!!! I have important documents like travel information for holidays.etc and going through all emails will take forever!!!
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    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 12th Oct 16, 8:14 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:14 AM
    EDIT: I've just deleted my post because you cannot select All deleted items and Move to in outlook.com...
    Last edited by grumpycrab; 12-10-2016 at 9:14 AM.
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 12th Oct 16, 8:56 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:56 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:56 AM
    I assume you are talking Outlook.com, as grumpycrab suggests, and not Office Outlook (thanks yet again, Microsoft, for giving two different things the same ruddy name)?

    In the latter, it should be easy to highlight, right-click and move.
    • Sharon87
    • By Sharon87 12th Oct 16, 9:19 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:19 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:19 AM
    Thanks Biggles. The post made me realise I have the Windows Mail app and I'm currently moving them all into another folder now!

    It's still showing as deleted in the online outlook, but I'm hoping it's just not updated yet... I will look later it does have 10s of thousands of emails to process!
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 12th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
    When I last used Outlook Express, to move emails in bulk you just selected one of them then hold down the left shift key and press either the down arrow (to add more emails one at a time) or the page down key (to add loads more emails in one go) then, when you have selected enough, simply drag them from where they are to the required folder.

    Don't know about the app but this might still work in the newer versions of Outlook.

    Once you have got it sorted make a backup of your saved or inbox folder.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 12th Oct 16, 12:51 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:51 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:51 PM
    I assume you are talking Outlook.com, as grumpycrab suggests, and not Office Outlook (thanks yet again, Microsoft, for giving two different things the same ruddy name)?
    Originally posted by Biggles
    Thanks Biggles. The post made me realise I have the Windows Mail app and I'm currently moving them all into another folder now!
    Originally posted by Sharon87
    Haha, OK, yes, so that's three different things with the same name, well done again, Microsoft!
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 12th Oct 16, 1:54 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 1:54 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 1:54 PM
    Its all the same thing.


    Just different ways to access them.


    outlook.com is just web access , the outlook client is just a desktop client for your outlook.com mailbox
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 12th Oct 16, 2:08 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 2:08 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 2:08 PM
    Its all the same thing.

    Just different ways to access them.

    outlook.com is just web access , the outlook client is just a desktop client for your outlook.com mailbox
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    But it does create confusion every time someone asks for 'help with Outlook'.

    And the Office Outlook email client, of course, is quite different from outlook.com, in that it can handle all your email addresses, rather than just outlook/hotmail.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 12th Oct 16, 2:13 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 2:13 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 2:13 PM
    I agree - people need to be more specific in what they ask for help with.


    ie "the outlook program on my computer" or "the outlook website"
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    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 12th Oct 16, 4:06 PM
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    This used to work in Outlook Express - don't know about current versions though

    WARNING - BACK UP YOUR FOLDERS BEFORE YOU DO THIS

    1. Find out where Outlook stores your emails and what file name and extension it gives them.
    For example
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Locating-the-Outlook-data-files-0996ECE3-57C6-49BC-977B-0D1892E2AACC

    2. Fire up Outlook and create a new folder.

    3. Close Outlook and navigate to where it stores the files.

    4. Rename the Deleted Items file(s) - change the extension to whatever you like - it is most likely .PST, make it something like .AAA

    5. Rename your new folder file as the Deleted Items.

    6. Rename the old Deleted Items files to your new folder and don't forget to add the correct extension.

    7. Fire up Outlook and you should see whatever was in the Deleted Items folder is now in the new folder which you created, and Outlook will show the Deleted Items folder which should either be empty or have what, if anything, you put in your new folder.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 12th Oct 16, 4:14 PM
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    2001 called, it wants its email client back !!
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