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Hi, I have been very stupid and deleted the entire contents of my "Important" folder in Gmail. I thought that it would free up space, but it has also deleted the emails that I wanted to keep in individual folders. I have found the deleted emails in the trash folder, but I am not sure if I can restore these to the correct individual folders.

Can you help please?


Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  James K. replied 3 years ago.

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Please do this

In the Top left click select all Box then click the folder icon Move to

Choose the folder you want to move all the mail back to

It will move all the emails let me know any issues i can Remote on and do this for you

Cheers James
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks James,


The problem is that I deleted 26,000 emails in total. Some can stay deleted, but I want to restore the ones that were also deleted from a whole bunch of folders. I have a huge amount of folders that are categorised by subject where I save emails. I don't suppose there is away to restore these back to where they were before?


Expert:  James K. replied 3 years ago.
I am afraid not

and they will only stay in the trash folder for 30 days before deleted

I would suggest you make a new folder called recovered and first before you decided its how best you move them back get them out of the trash :)

as after 30days they are removed for good

Cheers James

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was afraid you might say that! Thanks anyway.

Expert:  James K. replied 3 years ago.
Afraid so