Recover Outlook PST

Get back lost/deleted contacts from Outlook

Outlook provides an option for its users, to add any number of addresses to their Outlook Contacts by selecting the particular address from any of the emails present on Outlook, and subsequently adding them by using the Add to Outlook contacts option. There are instances when the message header is hidden, and in these cases you need to display the header in an opened message, and select the header information from the View pane.


Sometimes it so happens that despite having contacts in the contacts folder of your Outlook, you are unable to access it and also your ost files become unmountable, when you click the To button. If this is the case, you can start by checking the Outlook settings, to make sure that the error is not due to a problem with the settings. The first thing you need to check is whether the contacts folder has been enabled as an email address book. You can do this by right clicking the contacts folder, choosing the properties and then selecting the Address book. If the box to enable Address book is checked, then you need to check the box to enable it. There are problems in Outlook not only with mails and contacts but also with offline storage table. When the offline Inbox items get corrupted or goes missing, user needs to overcome such obstacles and thereby restore lost OST mails.


If you are using an older version of Outlook you need to go to Tools, then select the Email Accounts option and then choose the View option. If the Outlook Address Book is not listed, add it, close Outlook and restart it, to complete the process. If it is listed, remove it and restart Outlook. If you are making use of Outlook 2007 it is not possible to remove the Address Book. You will have to remove the account from your Profile and then re-create it to access your contacts. Gain more info about the software at


Though these methods are helpful under instances of minor corruption of the PST file, it is important to make use of a PST software to rescue all your lost/deleted contacts. PST repair software lets you to reclaim not just lost and deleted emails but also other Outlook data. If you had archived a pst file on your Outlook profile to prevent any type of corruption and it gets damaged due to virus invasion, damaged archive PST file repair can be performed using this software. With the help of this powerful tool you can rescue data from PST file on Windows XP, 7, 2000, 2003, etc., in just few easy steps


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You can follow the steps given below to repair the corrupted pst file, and recover lost contacts


Step 1: Run Recover Outlook pst software, by double clicking the desktop shortcut, or by selecting the icon from the Programs list in the Start Menu. The Main window displays three options namely, "Open pst File", "Find pst File" and "Select Outlook Profile" as shown in Figure 1.


Recover Outlook pst - Main Screen

Figure 1 : Main Window


Step 2: Select the "Open pst File" option if you know the exact location of your pst file. Select "Find pst File" option if you do not where the pst file is located and want to search for it. To recover lost contacts from the pst file based on the profiles in Outlook, click on "Select Outlook Profile" option.


Step 3: Select the"Find pst File" option from the Main window. From the new window, select the drive / partition on which you want to search for the pst file and click on "Find". The software scans the selected drive and displays all the found pst files. Select the pst file from which you want to recover lost contacts and click on "Next" as shown in Figure 2.


Recover outlook pst - Select pst file

Figure 2 : Find pst File


Note: If you click the "Open pst File" option, select "Browse" button to browse and select the appropriate pst file. If you have clicked on the "Select Outlook Profile" option, select the appropriate Outlook profile from the ones listed and recover deleted emails from the pst file.


Step 4: A new window is displayed once you click "Next", where you have the option to select the scan option and the destination path where the recovered pst file is to be saved. Select the "Normal Scan" option, specify the destination path and click on "Repair" as shown in Figure 3. Make use of the "Smart Scan" option if the pst file is damaged extensively and when advanced recovery is necessary


Recover Outlook pst - Select Scan option and destination drive

Figure 3 : Select Scan option and Destination Path


Step 5: Once you click the "Repair" button, the software scans the selected pst file, and will recover all the lost contacts into a new pst file in the selected destination drive. All the recovered contacts with all other Outlook attributes are displayed in the main window as shown in Figure 4.


Recover outlook pst - Recovered Outlook data

Figure 4 : Recovered Outlook Data


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