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How to repair Outlook .pst files?

Microsoft Outlook is one the most popular and trusted communication and scheduling applications on the market. The program is used for storing emails, business and personal contacts, as well as other important information. Nonetheless, there is always a risk that data files may be damaged and your precious information be lost.
If you want to avoid such problems now and in the future, secure your data and be sure that you have an answer to the question of how to fix Microsoft Outlook, take you time to check out Recovery Toolbox for Outlook. Recovery Toolbox for Outlook is designed to repair damaged .pst files and recover your information by making a few easy steps. So how do you repair Outlook .pst files?

When you repair damaged .pst files, you have to go through several steps one by one

Step 1. Selecting the source .pst file you want to repair.

To select the source pst file, specify the path to this file in Recovery Toolbox for Outlook. To do it, use repair Outlook .pst files the button and select the file you need from the list of files/profiles or specify its location on the disk.

If you do not know the path to the .pst file you need to repair, use the built-in search of files on the disk available in Recovery ToolBox for Outlook. To use the built-in search, click the Search for .pst & .ost files button.

When the search is over, select one of the files from the list in the central part of the search panel and click the OK button. The path to selected file will be displayed in the address field of Recovery Toolbox for Outlook.

repair Outlook .pst files.

Note: If you are repairing a .pst file under Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, you will need rights to access system files and folders where Microsoft Outlook stores original .pst files.

Step 2. Reading (detecting and recovering) data from the selected *.pst file.

Identifying and recovering data from a corrupted pst file will start right after you click the Yes button in the Do you wish to start recovery? dialog box that Recovery ToolBox for Outlook will show after you select the pst file you want to repair and click the Next button.

Depending on the performance of your computer and the size of the .pst file being processed, the recovery process will take some time. After the data has been read, folders recovered from the corrupted .pst file and their contents will be available for viewing (the Folder List and the Items List respectively).

repair Outlook .pst files.

Note: you will be able to move on to the next recovery step (the Next button will become available), if the program finds more than one item in the source .pst file.

Step 3. Specifying the path where to save the recovered data.

The third recovery step is giving Recovery ToolBox for Outlook the path where to save data successfully recovered in the previous step. To specify the path to save data to, you should either type it manually in the Folder for save field or use the record Web Audio using Freecorder button. After you click this button, you will see a dialog box where you should select the folder to save the recovered data to. You can also use a path from the Folder for save drop-down list if you have already saved data before.

repair Outlook .pst files.

Note: The size of free space on the disk must be at least twice as much as the size of the .pst file you are repairing. The red color of the value in the Required free disk space field informs you that there is not enough space on the disk.

Step 4. Selecting the method of saving the recovered data.

Recovery ToolBox for Outlook offers you two ways to save data recovered from the corrupted *.pst file:
  • as one or several new .pst files;
  • as separate files with the .eml, .vcf and .txt extensions.
In the first case, these files can be later opened and used in Microsoft Outlook. In the second case, they can be imported into mail clients supporting these standards (most mail clients support these popular data formats).

If necessary, select the checkboxes in the left column of the Recovered e-mail list next to the messages you want to save.

Taking into account that Microsoft Outlook cannot export messages to .eml files, Recovery ToolBox for Outlook can be used to move mail from this mail client to other mail clients supporting message files with the .eml extension. It is also possible to export and then import contacts and notes as .vcf and .txt files.

repair Outlook .pst files.

Note 1: it is possible to save the recovered data as pst files only if Microsoft Outlook 98 or later is installed on your computer.

Note 2: meetings, journals and tasks will not be saved as separate files because there is no standard according to which Microsoft Outlook data can be saved during this operation so that no data is lost.

Step 5. 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 6. 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.

After that you should click the following items in different Microsoft Outlook versions:
  • Outlook Data File - in Microsoft Outlook XP
  • Personal Folders File (.pst) - in Microsoft Outlook 2000
  • Open Special Folder - in earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook
Some technical details about Recovery Toolbox for Outlook (pst repair tool):
  • reading data from files created in Microsoft Outlook versions 97, 98, 2000, XP, 2002, 2003, 2007
  • saving recovered data in the format of Microsoft Outlook versions 97, 98, 2000, XP, 2002, 2003, 2007
  • repair .pst tool copatible with Windows 98
  • repair pst tool copatible with Windows Me
  • repair pst tool copatible with Windows NT 4.0
  • pst recovery software copatible with Windows 2000
  • pst recovery software copatible with Windows XP
  • pst recovery software copatible with Windows 2003
  • Outlook pst repair tool copatible with Windows Vista
  • The Outlook pst repair tool recover .ost files of Microsoft Exchange
Recovery Toolbox for Outlook is easy to use repairing Outlook .pst file software. The repairing pst file procedure doesn't require a special technical skills and just try it now if needed!
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