Restore deleted contact distribution list


New Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2007
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I accidentally deleted one of my contact distribution lists. My intention was to delete one name, but it deleted the entire list instead. I found the deleted distribution in my "deleted items" bin for emails. When I click "save" it does not return to my saved contacts lists.

How can I restore this list without reentering every email address individually?

I am using Outlook 2007 with Windows.

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Did you try dragging it out of the deleted folder and into the Contacts folder? Switch to the folder list (Ctrl+6) so you can see both folders on the screen at the same time.

ETA: you should be able to drag it to the Contacts button but Outlook sometimes wants to create a new contact with the dragged item as an attachment.

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