I have Outlook 2007 from office professional and i have looked their for any help. If you click on Tools, then scroll down and click on Options. Click the 'Other' tab and view the open page. At the top in 'General' you should see a box next to' Empty the deleted items folder upon exiting'. Make sure this box is not ticked. Aside from this the only other way is to repair Outlook. Go to help in Outlook and type the request to repair in search.