To switch the destination of deleted itemsImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
To have us switch the destination for deleted items for you, go to the "Here's an easy fix" section. If you prefer to switch the destination for deleted items yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Here's an easy fix
Let me fix it myself
- Quit Outlook.
- Start Registry Editor. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate for your version of Windows.
- Windows 8 and Windows 10: Press Windows Key + R to open a Run dialog box. Type regedit.exeand then press OK.
- Windows 7: Click Start, type regedit.exein the search box, and then press Enter.
- Locate the registry key that is appropriate for your version of Outlook. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\x.0\Outlook\Options\GeneralNoteThe x.0 placeholder represents your version of Office (16.0 = Office 2016, Office 2019 or Office 365, 15.0 = Office 2013, 14.0 = Office 2010, 12.0 = Office 2007).
- Right-click the DelegateWastebasketStyle value, and then click Modify.
If the key is not present, use the following steps to create it:
- Right-click the General folder in the path that is defined in step 4 in the "To Switch the Destination of Deleted Items" section earlier in this article.
- Point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type DelegateWastebasketStyle, and then press Enter.
- Change the value data in the Edit DWORD Value dialog box to one of the following values:
- 8 = Stores deleted items in your folder.
- 4 = Stores deleted items in the mailbox owner's folder.
- The item could not be deleted, it was either moved or already deleted, or access was denied.
- Operation Failed.
- Some items cannot be deleted. They were either moved or already deleted, or access was denied.
- Could not complete the deletion. The items may have been already deleted or moved.
- Quit Registry Editor.
- Restart Outlook.
Determine if DelegateWasteBasketStyle was applied by using Group PolicyIf the above registry value has no effect, an administrator may have applied the setting using a group policy. Group Policy registry values override those that are configured in the user settings section of the registry.
If you find the DelegateWasteBasketStyle value exists in the following Registry key, it is likely because group policies are used in your organization.
To review group policies that apply to your user or computer account, contact your Active Directory administrator.