How to Recover Outlook Contacts

Remo PST Repair tool lets you recover deleted or lost contacts from Outlook PST file. It also repairs corrupted PST file to access Outlook contacts and other attributes.


Recovering Outlook Contacts on Windows

You may lose your contacts from your Outlook due to accidental deletion or PST file corruption. In case of deletion, you can look for contacts in Deleted Items Folder. If it still exists in this folder, follow the steps mentioned below, to restore it-

  • Go to Deleted Items folder and then search for Outlook attributes which you want to recover
  • Once you find your deleted contacts, right click on that and select Move
  • Choose the folder where you want to move it back and click Ok

What if Deleted Outlook Contacts no longer available in Deleted Items folder? Well, there's still a chance of recovering those important Outlook contacts. Next, check Recoverable Items folder for deleted contacts. To perform Outlook contacts recovery from Recoverable Items folder, follow below mentioned guide:

Option 1:

  • 1. Open Deleted Items folder and then click on Home tab
  • 2. Under Home tab, click on Recover Deleted Items from Server
  • 3. Search for deleted contacts and click on Restore Selected Items followed by OK

It will move your contacts to Deleted items folder, go there and restore it to contacts folder. In case deleted contacts are not present in the Recoverable Items folder or you have lost your Outlook contacts due to PST file corruption, then you cannot restore Outlook contacts in any default way.

Option 2:

  • Navigate to the Outlook Sign-in page and provide your Email ID and password. In case you’ve already signed in, People’s page should be displayed directly
  • From the Menu tab, click on Manage option and then select Restore Outlook contacts or Restore deleted contacts option
  • Check mark each contact that you wish to recover, or just hit Restore all option if you wish to retrieve all contacts which were deleted

This is the easiest way to perform Outlook contacts recovery but there’s a catch, you can only recover Outlook contacts which were deleted within a period of 30 days or before. Or even if the contacts have been deleted recently, but if you are not able to access the Outlook PST files for any reason, you cannot restore deleted Outlook contacts in any default way. The only method remaining in order to restore contacts on Outlook is by using a trusted and reliable Outlook recovery tool such as Remo Repair PST

Remo Repair PST to Recover Contacts in Outlook-

Remo Repair PST tool recovers deleted contacts in just a few clicks. The tool fixes corrupt or inaccessible PST file, and recovers contacts, emails, notes, tasks, RSS Feeds, and other Outlook items in just three easy-to-execute steps. The tool comes in free demo edition that enables users to evaluate the performance of the software before activating the complete version. The demo edition repairs corrupt PST, and allows it's users a free preview of the repaired and recovered items prior activating it's complete version.

Instructions to Restore Outlook Contacts using Remo Repair PST:

Get Remo PST Repair tool on your computer. Install and launch the tool by following onscreen instructions.

Step 1: Browse the PST file from which contacts are to be restored and select "Next" option.

Recover Outlook Contacts - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select either Normal Scan or Smart scan according to your need and proceed with the Outlook contacts recovery process.


Restore Outlook Contacts - Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the recovered Outlook contacts and click “Next” to begin scanning process

Step 4: Once the scanning process is finished, you can view all recovered contacts along with other contents.

Restoring Outlook Contacts - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window


It helps to recover PST files created on different versions of Outlook such as Outlook 2016, Office 365, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, and Outlook 2000. The tool can also be used to fix encrypted PST file.

Other actions that can delete or corrupt Outlook files:

  • Trying to move the Outlook files improperly from one device to another for any reason can cause corruptions or deletions
  • An Outlook file can easily get damaged by a virus or malware attack or while performing actions like virus cleanup, file compression, etc.
  • Recovering deleted Outlook contacts or other contents using any unreliable third party recovery tool
  • A weak or buggy Outlook application trying to access files can cause corruptions to those files
  • Terminating the Outlook program abruptly while accessing data on it6. There are many unknown reasons due to which the Outlook files get inaccessible or deleted without your knowledge
  • There are many unknown reasons due to which the Outlook files get inaccessible or deleted without your knowledge