Recover Emails from Outlook

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Outlook Email Recovery from corrupt PST files

There are various reasons that lead to the deletion or loss of your important emails from Outlook profile. Some of these are discussed below -

Actions likely to corrupt an Outlook PST file:

  • The header of the PST file is altered or damaged as a result of virus or any other malware infection
  • You are unable to view the Emails from a PST file even after attempting several times to access them. This could be the result of updating the Microsoft Outlook software
  • Another reason for a PST file corruption could be power outages while accessing the Outlook files. Other similar errors may come from sudden terminations of the program, system crashes and so on, while accessing Outlook application
  • Also, tampering with the Outlook PST files in any ways using any untrusted third party tools for moving or compressing / decompressing purposes can cause harm to your PST files
  • Other reasons can include corruptions in database, malfunctioning Outlook software, faults in online servers, etc. while accessing Outlook files
  • Virus and malwares tend to corrupt PST files easily
  • Also, large PST files are more prone to corruptions than normal sized PST files. So be sure to timely delete unnecessary data from Outlook PST files

Methods to recover emails from Outlook PST file:

First Method: You can try using the in-built repair tool called Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe to recover emails from Outlook PST files.

  • Close all Microsoft Outlook applications that are open
  • Start the “Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe” from the below mentioned location:

“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12” (assuming Outlook program is installed on Drive: C)

  • In the Inbox Repair Tool, enter the location and the name of the inaccessible PST file (with extension .pst) from which you have to recover emails from Outlook

If you are not sure where your Outlook PST files are stored, take help from the internet to find out its default location. The Microsoft Outlook application stores PST files on different destinations for different versions of MS Outlook and for different versions of Windows operating systems.

  • Once you enter the location of the corrupt PST file, click Start option and wait for the process to complete

However, note that the Inbox Repair Tool can’t fix all PST corrupt files and those PST files that are severely damaged. It also doesn’t recover permanently deleted contents from Outlook PST files.

Recovering Outlook emails using Remo Repair PST tool:

You can restore emails from Outlook as well as perform complete Outlook data recovery by following the best PST repair method mentioned below.

Best Method: Make use of Remo Repair PST tool to reliably retrieve emails from Outlook from a corrupt or inaccessible PST file. This Outlook recovery tool is specifically designed to repair inaccessible and corrupt Outlook files. Remo Repair PST is one of the most trusted and authentic Outlook repair tools available today that enables you to retrieve deleted draft emails from Outlook. Apart from restoring outlook emails, you can reliably fix corrupt PST files to recover all Outlook contents in just a few simple steps using the free version of this amazing tool. Only after previewing all rescued contents from the repaired PST file, you can choose to go with the full version of Remo Repair.

Steps to recover emails from a corrupt PST file using Remo Repair PST tool:

Step 1: : Install and run the free version of Remo Repair PST on your Windows PC and browse for the corrupted PST file from main screen and click "Next".

Retrieve Emails From Outlook - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: In the next screen, select appropriate option and proceed with repair process.

Restoring Outlook Emails - Select Action

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the fixed PST file and click on “Next” to begin scanning process.

Recovering Outlook Emails - Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Once scanning process is finished, the repaired PST files along with other data is displayed.

Restore Emails from Outlook - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window