How To Recover Lost Email Attachments In Outlook

Hello there, I have deleted an attachment from the email I received last night and still email is exist. Is there any possibilities to recover lost email attachments in Outlook? Please help!!

Have you too faced the same like situation? This is some line I put here from the emails I received from one of blog reader, Patric from US who have accidentally deleted an important attachments. Fortunately this is possible. You can easily recover lost email attachments in Outlook. We all know Outlook is masterpiece application as it offers you to easily access the mails, view attachments, manage calendar/event. Additionally you can easily add and remove contacts from Address book. However, inspite of so cool features error at different stage continues to bother Outlook user. One of them is deletion of attachment file. Many user thinks they lost it forever but in real attachments included in an email are usually saved in temporary location. Hence user can easily locate and open the temporary Outlook folder to recover lost email attachments in Outlook.

There are number of reasons that result in loss of email attachments from Outlook application. Some very common of them are:-

  • Sudden power surge, file system error.
  • Registry errors lead to inaccessibility of email attachments.
  • Presence of bad sectors also damages PST file.
  • Abrupt system shutdown while sending emails.
  • Virus infection in your system.


Way to Recover attachments from Temporary folder

  • Navigate to the OLK directory (default location is at, “C:\Users\$user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\8OVAOD6F”).
  • Here, you can find the attachments you have deleted.
  • Copy the corresponding attachments to desired location

Recover lost email attachments in Outlook using Regedit.exe utility

  • Go to Start >> Then Run >> Type “Regedit” >> Click “OK”.
  • Navigate to the relevant registry and follow this path “My Computer > HKEY_CURRENT USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 12.0 > Outlook > Security”->
  • Once you there, one or more items displayed.
  • Copy the location of “OutlookSecureTempFolder”.
  • Type path in your file explorer, here you find all your deleted and lost attachments.
  • Copy the file and then save it to your desired location.

Hope you have successfully recover lost email attachments in Outlook following the method above but in case the situation continues to be same then you are strongly advised to make use of PST Repair Software one of the most valuable application or tool liable for recovering email attachments. The tool is excellently designed and recovers email attachments via repairing Outlook PST file.