How to repair damaged outlook .pst files?

Daisy updated on Sep 16, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

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.

Microsoft Outlook is a powerful all-in-one personal information manager that tracks email, schedules, 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 to 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 Data Recovery Wizard?

To repair your PST file, please follow these steps:

1. Download EaseUS Email Recovery Wizard, install it and launch it from desktop shortcut or from program files and select "Recover Deleted Email/Repair PST File" option and press "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 "Search PST file" button provided. Please ensure that you have chosen the appropriate .PST file before attempting the repair process.

Select source PST files to repair

3. Choose 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 "Next" button.

Note: Intensive Scan 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 recovered emails preview in 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 full folder structure.
  • Repair corrupt Outlook PST files and recover email and attachments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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