How to Restore Outlook File??

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager developed by Microsoft and is available to us as a part of Microsoft Office suite. It is available with all the different editions of Microsoft Office. The current version of Microsoft Office Outlook for Windows is 2013 and for Mac it is 2011. Other than email application, it also includes several other features such as calendar, task and note manager, reminders, journal, RSS and many others. It can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Share Point Server too, and at the same time it can be used as stand-alone application too. Users can exchange and share public folders and lists such as calendar, mailboxes etc. It comes with an advanced feature to add third party applications that can integrate Outlook with other devices.

The latest version of Outlook has been crafted in a way that it can support importing messages from Outlook Express and Lotus Notes, adding to it there are also ways to retrieve emails from thunderbird by using certain tool. Microsoft outlook personal folders have an extension of .pst. Microsoft Outlook is most preferably used for email application, as we can save and type our email s even when we are not connected to internet. We can even create reminders of some important business meetings etc. With advent of technology usage of emails have also grown, it has now become the integral part of both personal as well as professional lives. The ability to use it in absence of internet has made MS outlook popular across the globe. Email have stood out to be the most efficient and necessary tool to maintain a cordial relationship with all our known persons. People prefer to write emails instead of letters to communicate with their relatives who stays far as it is fast and reaches the other end within fraction of second and even if the other end people is offline they will get the email stored in their Inbox. Microsoft Outlook has different versions ranging from 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and the most recent 2013 and all these versions have different file size limit. If users delete an important file from their Email Inbox while deleting some unimportant files, they no more have to Google on how to recover Outlook file as they can easily recover deleted files Outlook from their Deleted Items Folder of their MS outlook application. But in case of other logical PST file deletion user cannot easily retrieve deleted files in Outlook from the Deleted Item folder of the MS outlook application as they are not stored in it.

Let us consider a scenario where user runs an anti-virus scan on their local machine to remove all malwares from their PC to make it bug free. In case any of their emails or Outlook lists are infected with virus or malware it gets deleted from the system. User in such a condition needs to use best Outlook recovery tool to overcome such hindrance. Using this particular retrieving software your can not only recover deleted files from Outlook but also can retrieve files like media, pictures etc, on your personal computer.

Scenarios that can lead to deletion of files from Outlook:

Let us look into some scenarios that can lead to deletion of files from Microsoft Outlook on your PC:

  1. Upgradation of OS: Users sometimes decides to upgrade their old operating system whenever a new version is launched. While attempting to upgrade the older version of OS to a newer version, some of the important emails present in the Inbox folder of Outlook application may get deleted.

  2. Abrupt System Shut down: It might happen when user is using Outlook to send an email or is sharing some personal folder with one of his close friend. Suddenly he remembers some other important work, and he opts for the most deadly step to shut-down the system abruptly. This results in deletion of files and may leave user frustrated and depressed.

  3. Anti-Virus Scan: Sometimes user might come to know that their Windows OS has been attacked by some strong malware, in order make their system bug free they might unwillingly have to delete some important files.

  4. Empty Deleted Item folder: User might sometime delete their entire Deleted Item folder in order to make some free space for the newly deleted files, but letter they learn that the particular folder included certain files that is now required to be submitted in one of his recent office meeting. Do not be panic-stricken; this application easily not only retrieves all deleted files and lists from your outlook but also recover image files from your OS within fraction of seconds thereby performing thorough scanning.

There can be many other reasons behind deletion of files such as:

  1. Accidental deletion of emails and lists by performing Shift + Delete key operation may sometimes throw user into a panic stricken situation thereby resulting into deletion of Outlook files from their system.
  2. When user decides to upgrade the Outlook application on their PC from Older version to newer version, there is chance of losing or deletion of some emails from Outlook profile.
  3. Conking battery may lead to sudden freeze of your System thereby causing deletion of important files.


  • Two options to rescue emails messages and to recover a PST file, you may choose either of them depending on the severity of the PST file corruption to control the level of scanning and output.

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Guidelines to find deleted files:

Following steps explain how to rescue your deleted files

Step1:Download and install the software for Windows and Mac Os into your system. Once downloaded, user needs to launch the software in their local machine. After you launch the software, you need to choose "Recover Files" option. Then you need to select the "Recover Deleted File" option and then drive or partition from which email is deleted.

How to Recover Outlook File - Recover Deleted File

Step2:You need to select the appropriate scan option to recover the deleted files and data. This utility then starts the scanning process.

How to Recover Outlook File - Scanning Process

Step3:After the scanning process gets completed you can preview the recovered files either in data type view or in file type view.

How to Recover Outlook File - File Type View / Data View

Step4:If you are satisfied with the recovered files, you can save the files in a new destination by selecting the "Save Recovery Session".

How to Recover Outlook File - Save Session

Immediate Precautions to be taken:

  • User must try to avoid using combination of Shift + Delete key by being more careful with work, avoid using files in Outlook when System is freezes suddenly, and it is highly recommended to keep system virus / malware free.