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How to Repair Damaged Outlook .pst Files

How to repair damaged or corrupted Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders file (.pst) files and recover your inaccessible emails? Email Recovery Wizard can retrieve deleted emails back and repair all damaged pst files.

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Outlook PST File Overview 

Microsoft Outlook is a powerful all-in-one personal information manager that tracks email, schedules, and tasks, and includes a host of other features. Unfortunately, the program architecture puts all your digital information in one basket. The Outlook PST file is the single repository for your digital life. When it becomes corrupt or damaged, you risk the loss of every piece of information in Outlook. Many common problems with PST files can be fixed, but you need know-how.

If you can't open your Personal Folders file (.pst), or you suspect that your .pst data file is corrupted, you can use the EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard to diagnose and repair errors in the file. The EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard scans only the .pst file, not your mailbox on the server running Microsoft Exchange. The utility determines whether the file structure is intact. If it is not intact, the EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard resets your file structure and rebuilds the headers.

How to Repair PST File with EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard

To repair your PST file, please follow these steps:

1. Download EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard, install it and launch it from the desktop shortcut or from program files and select the "Recover Deleted Email/Repair PST File" option and press the "Next" button.

Recover Outlook PST File

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

Select source PST files to repair

3. Choose the appropriate destination location to save the new, healthy PST file. Please ensure that there is enough free disk space to save your healthy .PST file. Screen capture 2 above illustrates the selection of destination path location. After configuring your recovery options, click on the "Next" button.

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

4. As the scan progresses, recovered Outlook items are visible in the list, you can also see the preview of the recovered emails in the demo and full version.

Preview deleted emails

You can repair the damaged or corrupted Outlook PST by yourself now. EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard will help if you use Microsoft Outlook (PST Recovery):

  • Save mail recovery results, including messages contacts, and attachments in an error-free new PST file with a full folder structure.
  • Repair corrupt Outlook PST files and recover email and attachments.

How to Repair PST File with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Another way to recover and repair PST files is using EaseUS data recovery software. Follow the steps below to get help now.

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select a disk location where the corrupted files are saved. Click "Scan" to start finding the broken files. EaseUS file repair tool allows you to fix damaged documents, videos, and pictures in differnet formats. 

select a location and click scan

Step 2. After scanning, you can quickly find corrupt data by file type. If you want to repair damaged Word, Excel, or PDF, select Documents and filter a specific category. For pictures and videos repair, all the common types are suppored, including JPEG, PNG, BMP, MOV, MP4, GIF, and more.

check scanned corrupt files

Step 3. EaseUS file repair software will automatically fix broken files. You can preview the repaired files before recovery. Last, click "Recover" and save the recovered files to a different location to avoid data overwriting.

recover and repair corrupted files

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