How To Recover Deleted Emails In Gmail

Your Quick Answer:

To recover deleted emails on Gmail, go to the Trash folder, select the emails you want to restore, tap the Move to option, and move it to your desired section.

Open the Gmail Message Recovery Tools on your browser, select your Gmail account, and tap Continue. If it works successfully, then you will get your deleted emails back. 

If your Trash folder is hidden, you can not see the option; you have to unhide the option from the Gmail Labels Settings.

You can not recover deleted emails after 30 days because the emails will not be in the Trash folder after 30 days.

To recover the permanently deleted emails, you can use the Gmail Message Recovery Tools, but you have to do it within 30 days. 

How to Recover Deleted Emails in Gmail:

Follow the below methods:

1. From the Trash Folder:

If you delete any email from your Gmail account, all of your deleted emails will be stored in the Trash folder of Gmail. You can recover your deleted emails from this section. Still, you have to do this within 30 days because, after 30 days, all the deleted emails will be automatically deleted permanently from your Gmail account. Here are the steps to recover emails from the Trash folder:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: You should first log in to your Gmail account using your login credentials, like your Gmail username and password. If you don’t have a Gmail account, sign up for a new one with the needed information and follow the upcoming instructions. 

Step 2: After entering your Gmail account, you can see all of your emails in your Primary section. Because by default Gmail will redirect you to the Primary section of your mail. 

Step 3: Now you can see the Three parallel lines icon at the top left corner, click on it, and you will get many options. Here go to the last option from the All levels and tap Bin. 

Click on three line icon
Click on Bin icon

Step 4: After entering the Trash folder, you can see the deleted mails in that list. At the top of this section, you can see the Empty trash now option. If you tap on this, all the deleted emails will be permanently deleted from the Trash folder. 

Step 5: Now, to recover these emails, click and hold on to these emails and select the emails that you want to recover, and click on the Move to button.

Click on movr to

Step 6: Tap Move to, and a pop-up will come with three options Primary, Promotions, and Social. Usually, in Gmail, the emails are divided into these three sections. Choose the section where you want to restore the mail, tap on it, and it will be restored.

click on inbox

2. Gmail Message Recovery Tools:

Google support team introduced the Gmail Message Recovery Tools, which will help you to recover your Gmail deleted message. If someone accesses your account and deletes the emails, you can get it back again using this tool. To use this Gmail Message Recovery Tools:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open your Chrome browser on your PC or Mobile browser and then search for Gmail Message Recovery Tools, the Google-supported one. You can also use this link to go to the page directly: https://support.google.com/mail/workflow/9317561

Step 2: If you have multiple accounts, then change the account by tapping on the Switch account option.  

tapping on Switch

Step 3: You can see three sections there, where you will be inside the Help Centre section. 

Step 4: After entering the section, tap Continue to start the process. If it works successfully, the deleted emails will be restored; otherwise, a message will come on the screen showing that the process did not work successfully. Unfortunately, they can not restore your emails.

Click on continue
Click on Confirm

The Bottom Lines: 

Gmail is one of the greatest creations of Google, which has become the first choice of everyone to send official information. So, you should know the basic and advanced features of Gmail and the quality that they provide. Hopefully, after reading this article, you may understand the recovery process of deleted emails. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why Can’t You Find the Trash Folder?

If you can not find the Trash folder on your Gmail account, then it may happen that somehow this feature is hidden from your account. All you have to do is to unhide the feature. 

  1. Open your Gmail on your PC and log in to your account; tap the Settings icon from the top right side of the page, then tap See all settings.
  2. After entering the Gmail Settings page, you can see different sections are showing. 
  3. Go to the Labels section, and under the Inbox option, you can see the Bin option. 
  4. Tap the Show button next to the name, and it will show again in your page’s left side column. 

2. How to recover deleted emails from Gmail after 30 days?

If you are trying to recover deleted emails from your Gmail account after 30 days, then you will fail to do that. Because according to the Gmail algorithms, it is clear that the messages that you have deleted will move to the Trash folder; this folder works as a backup folder where all the deleted mails are stored, you can restore your emails from this section within 30 days, but after 30 days all the deleted mails will be permanently deleted from Trash so you can not restore it. 

3. How to recover permanently deleted emails from Gmail?

There is an option named Empty trash now in the Trash folder of Gmail. When you want to permanently delete some mail from the Trash folder before 30 days, you can use this feature, you have to click on the option, and all of the mail will be deleted permanently. But if you mistakenly deleted some mail and want to get back to them, you have to go to the Gmail help center, and using the Gmail Message Recovery Tools feature, you can recover your deleted mail. But in this case, you also have to do it within 30 days.

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