Restore deleted items from public folder in Exchange Online

The items deleted from public folders are stored in the recoverable items (dumpster) of public folder until the retention period is over.

Permissions required

The user restoring items from the public folder must have atleast the Author public folder client permission assigned. For more information on public folder client permissions, see Add-PublicFolderClientPermission.

Restore deleted items

  1. In outlook, under Public Folders, select the folder from which items were deleted, and click Recover Deleted Items.

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  2. Select the item to be restored, ensure Restore Selected Items option is selected and click Ok.

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  3. The item is restored.



To enable the Recover Deleted Items option for non-mail type (for example: Calendar, Contact, Tasks) of public folders, see Can't recover deleted items from a non-mail public folder.

Recover a deleted public folder mailbox

Restore a deleted public folder