Saturday, November 28, 2009

Undo or Recover Deleted Items in Outlook

Once a while you may somehow want to recover permanently deleted email in the “Deleted Items” folder in your Microsoft outlook, this tip will come handy.

To Enable “Recover Deleted Items” Option:

(1) Open Register Editor

  • You can run “regedit” command from the start “run” windows. The Registry Editor program will appear.

(2) In the registry editor, navigate to the following registry key:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\Options

(3) Add the following registry value:
  • Value name : DumpsterAlwaysOn
  • Data type : DWORD (32-bit)
  • Value data : 1

(4) Click OK and close your registry windows.

(5) Restart your MS Outlook.
  • You will see the “Recover Deleted Items” option has been enabled under the Tools menu:
  • After you click the "Recover Deleted Items", a dialogue box will appear for you to select the email that you would like to recover. Highlight the email and click "Recover Selected Items" button on the top.

P/S: This is only applicable if your Microsoft exchange server has enabled this feature. Usually your admin will only enable this feature for the “Deleted Items” folder and the retention time is up to the admin to set. If the retention time is set to 7 days, you can recover hard deleted items up tot the past 7 days.

You can also try this for other folders such as "Inbox" or "Send" folder. It may work as well. Good luck!

Note: If you're lazy to manually fix this through registry editor, there is a simple way to just run the program to automatically fix it for you. Refer to this article Q246153 from Microsoft.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Best Useful Toolbar for Internet Browser – Google Toolbar

It has been quite some time ago that I was thinking to share this with you about the best toolbar that I've been using and I love it very much. Yes, that is the Google Toolbar.

These are the 2 most useful features in Google Toolbar which I use them everyday!

(1) Bookmarks
That is the most interesting and useful feature in Google Toolbar which you can bookmark you favorite links anywhere as you wish. For example, I bookmark a site in office and I can access my bookmark again when I am at home.

You can also organize your bookmarks by creating the label. Most importantly I can also open all my favorite links at once for all the favorite links in one label (i.e. Open in tab feature).

(2) Page Rank
Perhaps you don't have any idea of what page rank is. To make it short & simple, it is the ranking that given by Google Search Engine from 1 to 10. I use this to detect whether a website is a reliable or not.

You may want to be careful of any website that has page "0" or and the page rank bar is grey out. If the page rank is "0", it is at least telling you that this website is newly started so it may not be making sense for any official bank website or any famous big corporations.

My Recommended Google Toolbar Options

I only use these 4 features of Google Toolbar - bookmarks, pagerank, spell check and highlight of the search items. I disable the rest which I find it too crowded in my browser. So, it is up to you.

If you're Firefox user, you may want to "Replace Firefox Search Box" unless you don't feel annoying to have 2 search box in your browser. :)

Download Google Toolbar here.

Didn't find what you want? Use Google Search Engine below: