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The process of recovering lost Microsoft Outlook data is a sequence of operations involving scanning, identifying and saving such Microsoft Outlook items as messages, contacts, notes, reminders, journals, meetings, etc. You should closely follow the sequence of operations during the recovery of information from corrupted .pst files with Recovery Toolbox for Outlook (download) to successfully complete the recovery process. You may need to recover data when a *.pst file completely or partially stops functioning, for example, it becomes completely or partially unreadable because of other applications, antivirus software or power failures.
How to repair Outlook pst files – step by step description of PST repair procedure
While recovering Microsoft Outlook data from a corrupted pst file, Recovery Toolbox for Outlook only scans, identifies and saves data from the pst file without modifying or indexing the source pst file. Recovered data, such as messages, notes, contacts and other Microsoft Outlook items will be saved to a new pst file (or several *.pst files) created by PST recovery tool. The PST repair tool can save various Microsoft Outlook items as separate files with the .eml, .vcf and .txt extensions. Six sequential steps that should be made to recover data from a corrupted pst file and repair Outlook data:
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- Selecting the pst file data from which should be recovered
- Scanning and viewing the contents of the selected pst file
- Selecting the location to save the recovered Microsoft Outlook data to
- Selecting the method for saving the recovered Microsoft Outlook data
- Saving the recovered Microsoft Outlook information
- Opening the new functioning .pst file in Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook repair (PST repair) procedure:
Let us describe each recovery step in more details.
Step I – Selecting the pst file data from which should be recovered
Screenshot 1. In this step, you should specify the path to the .pst file information from which Recovery Toolbox for Outlook (Microsoft Outlook repair tools download) should recover (pst repair, repairing Outlook, repair pst file). In case there is only one Profile created for the current user whose data is stored in one .pst file, the path to this .pst file will automatically be specified in the address bar. If the current user has more than one Profile in Microsoft Outlook or data from the selected Profile is stored in several .pst files, you should select the profile you need and the *.pst file to be recovered in the list (lists) by clicking the button select pst file in Outlook repair tool or entering it manually into the address bar.
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If you click the arrow of the drop-down menu in the right part of the address bar, you will access paths to .pst files recovered before that you can also select by clicking the corresponding line in the list. If you do not know the path to the corrupted .pst file data from which you need to recover, use the .pst file search built into the Outlook repair tool. To do it, click the Search for .pst & .ost files button located in the right part of the PST repair tool window below the address bar. Use the new window to specify:
Search area (either select one of the disks in the left part of the window or specify a more detailed path to the folder you need)
Corresponding file extension (select the item you need from the drop-down Search Files with extension menu (*.pst, *.ost, *.*) or enter the search mask manually)
Click the Next button to continue repair Outlook file (Repairing Outlook. How to repair PST files Outlook? Repair pst file. How to repair Microsoft Outlook 2007 PST file? Outlook file repair tool.).
Note: Recovery Toolbox for Outlook reads *.pst files created in Microsoft Outlook of all versions starting from Microsoft Outlook 97. When you start the Outlook repair tool, Microsoft Outlook will be automatically closed before the Outlook repair procedure starts.
Step II – Scanning and viewing the contents of the selected pst file
When you move on to the second step of recovering data from a corrupted .pst file, the program asks you the following question: Do you wish to start recovery?. Click the Yes button to start the recovery process. The program will start reading and identifying data from the selected corrupted *.pst file. The time it takes to recover data directly depends on the size of the file and the performance of your computer. A larger file and lower computer performance increase the time it takes the Outlook repair tool to read and identify data.
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After the repair pst file process is over, the pst repair tool will display the list of the folders being recovered in the Folder List field (the left part of the program window). You can view the contents of each folder being recovered in the Items List field located to the right from the Folder List field.
Click the Next button to move on to the next pst recovery step.
Step III – Selecting the location to save the recovered Microsoft Outlook data to
The third repair pst file step is used to enter the path to save the recovered information to. The Microsoft Outlook repair tool informs you about:
free space available on the selected disk (Free disk space)
free space required to save information to the disk (Required free disk space)
Mind that free space available on the disk must be at least twice as large as the size of the source file for you to be able to successfully save information to it. The red color of the Required free disk space field means that free space available on the disk is not enough.
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Specify the path for Recovery Toolbox for Outlook to save the recovered information to. To do it, enter the path into the address bar of the Folder for save field manually or use the How to repair MS Outlook 2007? button to select the path. You can also use the drop-down menu of the Folder for save field to select the path from the list of paths used for saving before.
Click the Next button to select the method of saving.
Step IV – Selecting the method for saving the recovered Microsoft Outlook data
Select one of the two ways to save the recovered information:
as a pst file
as separate files (.eml, .vcf and .txt)
Use the first option to use the recovered data in Microsoft Outlook. Use the second option to export data to other programs supporting the standard, such as Outlook Express or Windows Address Book. By use this feature of the pst file repair software you can export contacts from PST files.
To save the recovered data as a pst file, select the Save as PST file checkbox. To save data as separate files, select the Save data separately checkbox.
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The Microsoft Outlook repair software can create *.pst files not larger than 1GB. In case the size of the file is larger, the program will create several *.pst files.
It is possible to save only five items from each recovered folder in the demo version of the Outlook repair tool. To save the entire information, you will have to purchase the full version of Recovery Toolbox for Outlook. The pst file repair software distributed under Try before buy License. Please test a repair .pst file ability of the pst file repair tool before purchasing.
Click the Save button to move on to the fifth pst recovery step.
Step V – Saving the recovered Microsoft Outlook information
After you click the Save button, Recovery Toolbox for Outlook will start saving the recovered data. After the program finishes saving the data, it will display detailed data recovery statistics:
the path to the source *.pst file (Source PST file)
the number of recovered folders (Recovered Folders)
the number of recovered items (Recovered Items)
the path to the new *.pst file(s) (Saved PST file(s))
Click the Finish button after the pst recovery process is over. The repair Microsoft Outlook files procedure is over.
Step VI – Opening the new functioning pst file in Microsoft Outlook
If you have saved the recovered data as a *.pst file(s) and you need to open the corrupted *.pst file, you should start Microsoft Outlook and select the Open item in the File menu.
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