Windows 10: Vanished Draft in Mail App

Discus and support Vanished Draft in Mail App in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I was typing a draft in the Mail app on Win 10 when it suddenly vanished. It doesn't appear in the Trash folder, it wasn't sent, how might I recover... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by MatthewVGreene, Jan 12, 2021 at 2:02 PM.

  1. Vanished Draft in Mail App


    I was typing a draft in the Mail app on Win 10 when it suddenly vanished. It doesn't appear in the Trash folder, it wasn't sent, how might I recover it?

    :)
     
    MatthewVGreene, Jan 12, 2021 at 2:02 PM
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  2. JTBurnett Win User

    Mail app issues - whenever I click on Drafts folders to delete the draft Windows 10 Mail App closes.

    @JT

    So the answer is ridiculously simple. If anyone else also stumbles across this, this worked at least for me.

    • Create a new email to yourself but don't send it! This will then show as another saved draft in that Draft Folder, but it'll be an uncorrupted one, or whatever is the problem with the other draft that's undeletable and causing the Mail
      App to crash.
    • Close the Mail App and go get a cup of coffee.
    • Open the Mail App again. Click on the Draft Folder, and now that it contains a
      good draft in it also, the folder will stay open and not crash. Simply right click on the offending draft and select delete.
    Since it's incomprehensible to assume that the original poster could
    even possibly solve his/her own problem, could a Moderator mark this as solved and as the solution?
     
  3. Brink Win User
    Mail app will not open on 10041.

    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. Vanished Draft in Mail App :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
  4. Yolvi Ell Win User

    Vanished Draft in Mail App

    lost draft

    Hi Lenore,

    If an item is deleted, it'll be moved to the Deleted Items folder. Check if your missing draft is there by following these steps:

    • Open the Mail app.
    • Under the Folders section on the left, click More.
    • Click Deleted Items.
    • Once you see the draft you're looking for, double-click it start editing it again.
    • Click Send once you're done.

    Let if know if you have any other concerns about the Mail app.
     
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