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Best way to perform Outlook PST Recovery of Deleted Items

Microsoft Outlook is a data management application which offers several services such as email management, contacts management, etc. Outlook is a very user-friendly email client which helps to control and manage all the information in a systematic manner by the help of Exchange server technology. Besides storing all inbox and outbox emails, it also manages all the calendar items, tasks, notes, e-mails and any other important file on your system hard disk. All the information created on Outlook is stored in .pst file format. The default location of your PST file is C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.

The best feature of this data management application is that it comes with integrated search function that enables you to quickly search whatever you are looking for. You can use this option by using relevant keywords related to the emails, contacts, calendar, tasks, journal, etc. Microsoft Outlook is more than just an email client. Besides reading and sending emails, you can also update your calendar items, create a schedule for future meetings, create important notes and also you can keep a track of your business activities on a daily basis. However, all these attributes of Outlook are not safe because there are chances they may get deleted / lost due to some PST file deletion scenarios. Deleted items can be recovered back easily only if they move to delete items folder after getting deleted. But if you have deleted any item for permanently then you cannot recover it back because it will not get store in delete items folder.

There are many reasons responsible for deletion of items from PST file. The most important reasons are mentioned below:

Attack of Trojan horse virus: As we know that, Trojan horse is the famous computer virus that has affected around millions of computer systems across all over the world in recent times. This destructive virus is responsible for data loss, data poaching and system failure. If you are using the Internet regularly then you must be aware of this potential threat because this is the main reason foe deletion of all your important items from PST file. Once the items get deleted then it is nearly impossible for you to recover that deleted items until and unless you use best recovery software that can efficiently recover all deleted items of your PST file in a healthy condition.

Abrupt closing of Outlook application: - Normally, you close Outlook application after saving all the necessary changes that you have made to the PST file by clicking on "Exit" or "Close" option. However, if accidentally your Outlook shuts down suddenly when you are accessing any stored items of the PST file, then in the condition that particular item may get corrupted. Abrupt termination can occur due to power failure, virus attack, system malfunctioning, hard disk problem, or because of internal problem in CPU. Sometimes corrupted item also gets deleted automatically if the immunity of that particular item is weak.

Permanently emptying delete items folder: Delete items folder is a very important folder of Microsoft Outlook application. This folder contains all the deleted items that have been deleted using normal deletion procedure. You can easily restore these deleted items from this folder at any point of time. But if you empty this folder for permanently then you cannot restore these deleted items as they will no longer exist in that particular folder. All the deleted items will get erased for permanently as soon as you empty the delete items folder.

Apart from above data loss scenarios, some other scenarios are also accountable for Outlook data loss such as PST file corruption, error in compaction process, Improper Outlook upgradation, sharing of PST file over a network etc. Outlook data can also be lost due to common human blunders like accidental deletion of items by using combination of Shift + Delete key.

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You can easily protect your important stored items of your PST file from getting deleted by taking some precautions. In context to this, there are some of the precautionary measures which are mentioned below:

  • Fix the system’s malfunctioning issue in order to avoid abnormal shutting of Outlook application. Check your computer’s functioning from time to time so that you can ensure safety to all your important stored items of your PST file
  • Scan delete items folder of Microsoft Outlook application before emptying it. Restore back all crucial items from the delete items folder that have been deleted accidentally before emptying the folder completely
  • Use reliable anti-virus program in order to keep your system free from virus. Scan your system thoroughly on every alternate day so that you can ensure complete protection to every single items of your PST file

But in case of already deleted items, these above mentioned precautionary measures are of no use. You need to use Outlook PST Recovery Tool to recover back all deleted items. This tool has advanced repair engine which helps to repair severely corrupted PST file along with recovering and it helps to recover deleted data from PST like emails, folders, notes, contacts, calendar items, appointments, meeting requests, RSS feeds, etc. within few minutes. Thus, with the help of this software you can easily restore emails erased from Outlook PST. This software supports recovery of deleted items from highly encrypted and password protected corrupt PST file. The most remarkable feature of this software is that the recovered data is stored in a new PST file format in order to ensure safety of the source PST file. This software can also recover oversized 2GB PST file. Moreover it supports Outlook 2010 contacts recovery and also restores deleted items from corrupt PST file created on Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010. You can use this software easily by having Windows OS because it supports all the versions of Microsoft Windows OS such as Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008. Therefore, this is the best and most advanced software to fix damaged PST file.

Steps to perform Outlook PST recovery of deleted items:

Step 1: Download and Install the free version of this software and launch it by clicking on the desktop icon to recover data from Outlook PST. The main window will appear on your computer screen with three different options - "Open PST File", "Find PST File" and "Select Outlook Profile" as shown in Figure 1.

Outlook PST Recovery of Items - Main Screen-shot

Figure 1 : Welcome Screen

Step 2: If you hav clicked on Oen PST File option then a window will appear related to this particular option. You need to click on "Browse" button in order to open your corrupted PST file for repairing process. Once the file gets uploaded, click on "Next" button as shown in Figure 2.

Outlook PST Recovery of Items - File selection window

Figure 2 : Open and upload corrupted PST file

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Step 3: After this, select either "Normal Scan" or "Smart Scan" button according to your needs and select destination location to store repaired PST file then click on "Repair" button to start repair process as shown in Figure 3.

Outlook PST Recovery of Items - Scanning method and Destination location selection window

Figure 3 : Scanning method and PST repaired file storing location selectiion screen-shot

Step 4: Once the repair process is completed, you can view repaired PST file and recovered Outlook attributes as shown in Figure 4.

Outlook PST Recovery of Items - Preview Screen

Figure 4 : PST repaired file previewing screen-shot

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