Free PST Recovery Software

If PST files are missing, being deleted or formatted by mistake, refer to part 1. Download the PST file recovery software to restore lost PST files. If Microsoft Outlook .pst files get corrupted or damaged, go to part 2. Email Recovery Wizard can repair all damaged .pst files.

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A PST file is a personal folder file in Microsoft Outlook. In Outlook, the storage limit for a single user's PST file is 2 GB.  When functioning in its capacity as a cache for Outlook's Cached Exchange Mode feature, it may be called an Off-line Storage Table (.ost) or an Off-line Folders (File). 

With the popularity of Microsoft Outlook grows, PST files data loss sometimes happens in our daily life. If you lost PST files, follow part 1. If your PST file gets corrupted, go to part 2.

Part 1. Recover Lost PST File for Free (Recommend)

To effectively recover your deleted Outlook PST files, you need an email recovery tool with strong data recovery capacity. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is the best choice for computer users to do PST file recovery. It can be used for all kinds of PST data loss situations. All Windows systems are supported such as Windows 10/8/7 etc.

Besides, if you happen to lost important office files such as documents or excels, you can also perform office file recovery with it.  

Step 1. Select the drive partition where you used to save the Outlook PST files and then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will start immediately for a quick and deep scan so as to find as many lost files as possible. To quickly locate the PST files, you have two options.

  • Use "Filter > Emails" to find your lost PST files.
  • Search with ".pst" can also help you reach the PST file.
scan lost pst files

Step 3. Select the wanted PST files from the results, and click "Recover" to get them back all at once.

recover lost pst files

Part 2. Repair Corrupted/Damaged PST File 

If you can't open your Personal Folders file (.pst), or you suspect that your .pst data file is corrupted, follow this method. Corrupted PST files can be fully repaired by professional PST repair tool. Corruption or damage in the Outlook PST file results in the inaccessibility of your entire valuable Outlook emails. EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard can fix your corrupted, damaged or inaccessible PST files. Let's see how it works:

Step 1. Download EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard, install and launch it. Select "Recover Deleted Email/Repair PST File" option and press the "Next" button.

Recover Outlook PST File

Step 2. Select the corrupted PST file by pressing "Select source file". You may also search for the corrupted PST file from "Search PST file" button provided. Make sure that you have chosen the appropriate PST file before attempting the repair process.

Select source PST files to repair

Step 3. Choose an appropriate destination location to save the new, healthy PST file. Ensure that there is enough free disk space to save your health PST file.  After configuring your recovery options, click the "Next" button.

Note: Intensive Scan should be selected if you are not getting the desired result.

Step 4. During the process, recovered Outlook items are visible in the list, you can also preview the email.

  • Save mail recovery results, including messages contacts and attachments in an error-free new PST file with full folder structure.

Preview deleted emails

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