Yahoo Mail or Messenger: How do I restore deleted contacts?

   Posted by Lê Hoàng in Internet

If you have accidentally deleted contacts from your Yahoo account (Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Messenger), this post will help you recover and restore them.

1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account.
2. Go to the Contacts tab.

3. Click the View drop down menu, choose Deleted Contacts.

4. Choose the contact that you want to restore on left side. Below are example of two deleted contacts. One was deleted from Yahoo Contacts, one was deleted from Yahoo Messenger.

5. To restore your deleted contacts back, click the Restore button.

6. Alternatively, you can choose and restore multiple (or all) contacts by using the check box next to the contacts and hit Restore.

7. Hit Restore button in the pop up window to confirm.


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  • dave

    i’ve tried this and continue to get an unknown error message! trying to restore “all” I get the error message. trying to restore individually, I get the same message,but they get restored, only to disappear from contacts list sporadically! The message says if it continues, contact customer care, which i have done with no response! Help!!!

  • eunice

    how do i recover a blocked contact
    i cannot find any deleted contact nor blocked but i did block
    i also do not remember the contact’s exact address.

  • Lê Hoàng

    @eunice: Open the Yahoo desktop client, go to Messenger -> Preferences -> Ignore List. You can edit the blocked list from there.

    Hope this helps 🙂

  • humayun mahmood

    I do not see the Restore button. What is the problem. Help.