Outlook 2013 bug: Deletes Inbox, contact, calender on empty trash

With the recent release of Office 2013, Microsoft has introduced an unbelievably stupid bug to Outlook 2013. Several users on the Microsoft support forums report that when they emptied their deleted items folder, they lost their entire inbox, their contacts, notes and calender items. Even worse, nothing can be recovered, not even using the ‘Recover deleted items option’.

Outlook 2013 bug: Deletes Inbox, contact, calender on empty trash

User Niall Conway reports on the Microsoft support forums: “When I use the Cleanup Tools to empty the deleted items folder permanently, everything is deleted from the mailbox. All mail items, contacts, tasks and calendar items,”  and he goes on to add “Nothing is retrievable via the ‘Recover Deleted Items’ option.”

While bugs might appear, bugs like these are not expected in a consumer preview release, and more than 10 other people have confirmed the bug. A Microsoft employee has posted in the thread, but no solution was given at the time of writing.

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