I created a second Gmail account, for my business, which I thought I created in a new Google account. It was deleted.

In the meantime I had nice business cards made up with that username and I do not want to have to redo my cards. I tried to open a new account but it would not accept the username saying it was already spoken for.

That was my name. No one else would have had it. What can I do to recover my account or start a new one with the username I gave it. If I have to cancel my personal Gmail acct I will do that.


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You can try recovering it via the Google Account recovery page: https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery/?&hl=en&rd=2

This only works for a limited amount of time according to the help article:

Google Accounts can only be recovered within a short period of time after deletion. If you received an error message stating “This account was deleted and is no longer recoverable,” the account has been deleted for too long and cannot be restored by our support team.

Some common reasons people see this message include:

  • Your account was disabled for perceived spamming and, because you did not sign in to verify it, it was deleted. You never signed in to verify your identity. After some time, your account was deleted as it was deemed an abusive account.

  • You intended to delete a certain product from your account but accidentally deleted the entire Google Account.

  • You never owned this account but it was deleted by the true owner.

  • I did all that. I even recovered it within the short time but then it disappeared again.
    – centa
    Oct 19, 2012 at 3:02
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    can you elaborate on what you mean by "Disappeared" Oct 19, 2012 at 4:26

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