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Recover Corrupted Outlook PST

You might have come across the situation where you have lost access to your Outlook attributes due to Outlook PST file corruption. Outlook PST file gets corrupted due to many reasons. However, as Outlook items are more important in business point of view, nobody wants to lose their precious data permanently. If one wants to recover corrupted Outlook PST in order to get back access to Outlook items, it is possible to Recover Outlook PST using Outlook Recovery Software.

The most important reason for Outlook PST corruption is viruses. When viruses attack on PST file, they corrupt the header of PST file and user will not be able to access any Outlook PST attributes. If user wants to access the Outlook PST items back, then the best solution is to use Scanpst.exe, i.e. Inbox repair tool, which can fix corrupted header of Outlook PST file. However, if Outlook PST header file is severely corrupted then one cannot repair header of the Outlook PST file. In order to recover corrupted Outlook PST header and to retrieve all Outlook PST data, one has to make use of software to Recover Outlook PST. Recover Outlook software can restore data from Outlook 2003 and other versions of MS Outlook.

The other reason of Outlook PST corruption is PST file oversize. If PST file reaches the size limit and still emails and other data is continuously coming to Outlook PST, then it gets corrupted and user will not be able to access any Outlook data. In this case, in order to recover corrupted Outlook PST, user has to go for Recover Outlook PST tool. This tool can repair corrupt Outlook PST and can get back Outlook folders, contacts, emails, tasks, attachments and other Outlook attributes.

Other than above scenarios, abrupt shutdown of system and instant power surge are also reasons of PST file corruption. When user abruptly turns off system without closing Outlook, it turns into corruption of Outlook PST file. Even when computer hangs and user improperly turns off the computer without closing Outlook, it results into corruption of Outlook PST file and loss of access to Outlook attributes. In order to recover corrupted Outlook PST it is necessary to make use of Outlook recovery tool. Recover Outlook software supports user to retrieve data on Outlook 2007 and other versions of MS Outlook with much ease. Apart from recovery of data from corrupted Outlook PST file, this software is also able to restore deleted data from Outlook PST file on various versions of Outlook.

Incomplete import during upgrading of Outlook is also responsible for corruption of Outlook PST file and inaccessibility to Outlook data. Even in this scenario, Recover Outlook utility can easily recover Outlook contacts and other Outlook items on various versions of Outlook. Along with it, interruptions during compaction of Outlook process can also cause corruption of Outlook PST file. Users go for compacting Outlook PST file to make free space on PST file as well as to avoid PST file corruption due to oversize of PST file. However, any errors caused during this result into PST file corruption. Even In this scenario, Recover Outlook PST tool helps user to Recover Outlook in order to get back access to all Outlook data.

Steps to Recover Corrupted Outlook PST:

Step 1: Install and launch the software. After launching the application you will find three options being displayed on the home screen, those are "Open PST File", "Find PST File" and "Select Outlook Profile" as illustrated in Fig 1. Choose the appropriate option depending on your requirement.

Recover Corrupted Outlook PST - Main Window

Fig 1: Home Screen

Step 2: Choose the corrupted PST file to be repaired using "Browse" button as illustrated in Fig 2 and click on "Next" button to proceed further.

Recover Corrupted Outlook PST - Choose the PST File

Fig 2: Browse and Select the PST File

Step 3: Now choose among "Normal Scan" and "Smart Scan" methods and then click on "Repair" button as illustrated in Fig 3.

Recover Corrupted Outlook PST - Choose the scanning mode

Fig 3: Select the Scanning Method

Step 4: After the recovery process gets complete, one can view a brief summary of restored data and import the PST file to retrieve lost Outlook data as illustrated in Fig 4.

Recover Corrupted Outlook PST - Preview Screen

Fig 4: Scanning Results