How to Restore Permanently Deleted Files From Hotmail


Everyone has been there; you accidentally delete an email you meant to save, and now what? Most people just assume that there is nothing they can do and the email is simply lost forever, but that is not the case. The e-mails that they think they lost are actually still on the computer, but they just need to know where to look for them.

  • Stop what you are doing and exit any window you have open. The file is still saved on your computer, but your computer only holds it for so long and only holds an certain number of files, so looking at other e-mails or visiting other websites can make your computer overwrite and delete the e-mail that you want to got back.

  • Click the Start windows button located at the bottom left corner of your desktop. From there, click on "Control Panel" from the list of options in the second column of the pop-up menu.

  • Select "Network and Internet Connections," then click on the "internet Options" icon. A menu will then pop up; in the middle of that menu, there will be a tab that says "Settings," so click that button. This will lead you to another menu; at the bottom of the menu, select the button that says, "View Files."

  • Click on all of the files that are from hotmail. All the files will be timestamped, so if you known what time you deleted the file, you can narrow your search. Once you locate the file you do not want to lose, right-click the mouse on the file and click "Copy." Go to your computer's desktop, right-click the mouse again and select "Paste." This will save the file on your desktop as a Word file.

  • Send it back to your own e-mail address as an attachment by simply composing an e-mail, attaching the file and putting your e-mail address in the send to section. It does not matter that you are sending it to yourself; it will still show up in your inbox as if someone else had sent it to you. You will then be able to save the file or forward it on to other e-mail accounts.

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