I closed one Gmail account and opened another. I foolishly deleted everything from previous account. I now need information of a transaction I made.

Can I reopen previous account and recover emails?

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Short answer: Maybe

Google has a support page for recovering a deleted Google account. Here's the salient information from that page:

If you deleted your Google Account, you have a short amount of time to try to recover it. You can then sign in with this account to Gmail, Google Play, and other Google products.

To see if you can recover your account:

  • Visit the password assistance page.
  • Select I'm having other problems signing in.
  • Follow the steps on the screen to verify your identity and attempt to restore your account.

They do not define what a "short amount of time" is. This is the only way to recover a deleted Google account and, if you've missed your window, the account is essentially gone forever.

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