How to repair Outlook Data File (.pst) on Windows PC

Outlook 365
Corruption of Outlook data files (.pst) renders the mailbox data inaccessible. It is practically impossible to get back the complete mailbox data from corrupt PST files with the help of built-in utilities, as it often happens to large size PST files. Outlook PST repair tool from Stellar Repair for Outlook effectively fixes large inoperable or severely corrupt Outlook data files.
Stellar Repair for Outlook

Though there are numerous tools available, the powerful scan engine of Stellar Repair for Outlook can parse severely corrupted PST files and restore mailbox data with 100% integrity and precision. Moreover, it's DIY Microsoft Outlook recovery procedure is easy for inexperienced users.

Repair by using PST repair software

The software has a proven track record of repairing various forms of errors encountered in PST files and Microsoft Outlook. Check expert reviews and client case studies of Stellar Repair for Outlook.

The Outlook PST Repair software helps Outlook administrators in the following ways:

  • Assures timely repair of large PST files with severe corruption, unlocks encrypted PST files and recovers mailbox data.
  • Allows analysis of repaired PST data for free before purchase (the preview of repaired items is available before purchasing and users have enough time to decide).
  • Restores all mailbox components including emails, contacts, calendar, tasks, journals, and attachments.
  • Resolves all corruption errors as it saves the entire data in a new PST file.
  • Reduces further chances of file corruption by compacting or splitting large PST files into smaller PSTs, basis date, size, and email IDs.
  • Simplifies complex repair process by providing an easy to use GUI and three-step (Select-Repair-Save) repair process.
  • Recovers PST data in MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, PDF, MBOX and DBX file formats.
  • Ensures precise recovery of selected items and also recovers deleted emails.
  • Provides a cost-effective solution in minimum time.
  • Brings Scan and Load Scan feature to facilitate the recovery of PST data at user pace and convenience.
  • Has multilingual support that helps English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish users to use the software with ease.
  • Logs all activities performed during the repair process for future analysis.

Stellar Repair for Outlook-How to use it?

The DIY Outlook Repair software provides an interactive user interface to repair Outlook data file PST by using the following simple steps:

   1.   Go to the official webpage of Stellar Repair for Outlook to download the software for free from here. Install and launch the software.

   2.   On the main screen of the software, select the corrupted PST with the Browse button. In case if the file location is not known, click the Find button to locate the PST file in available folders.

Repair for Outlook interface of Stellar Repair for Outlook

   3.   Click Repair to initiate the PST file repair process. The software starts scanning/repairing of the corrupted PST file. The estimated time of scanning is directly proportional to the size of the PST file and extent of the corruption.

PST repair process started in Stellar Repair for Outlook

   4.   Once repaired, it displays the Outlook mail preview window with repaired PST file items. Browse and verify every mailbox item by selecting the individual folder.

Review repaired mails in Stellar Repair for Outlook

   5.   To save, go to the main menu, click the Save Repaired File button. The software prompts for activation. Follow the steps to activate the software and provide the activation code received on the email address provided in the registered email of the activation pane.

   6.   Next, select the saving option and click the Browse button to choose the location for saving the repaired PST file. Click OK to initiate the saving process.

Save repaired pst in Stellar Repair for Outlook

   7.   The saved file appear at the specified location. Click OK.

Saved repaired pst in Stellar Repair for Outlook

Verify the components of the saved file by importing it into the Outlook profile.

The technician version of Stellar Repair for Outlook also provides an option to compact or split large PST files.

Compacting PST file:

The compact option allows users to select one of the following options: compress all attachments in new PST; extract and save attachments to a folder; extract, compress, and save attachments to a folder, move all attachments to the new PST. Selecting one of the options during saving helps in reducing further chances of file corruption.

Splitting PST file:

Split-PST feature of the software allows users to split large PST files into small PSTs based on data, size (5 GB, 10 GB, etc.), and email IDs. Cutting and saving the large PST into smaller files helps to reduce further chances of PST file corruption.

Export to Office 365:

By using the advanced feature, you can directly export the repaired PST to Office 365.

To summarize, Stellar Repair for Outlook helps in locating the PST file and quickly restoring the contents of the damaged PST file. This advanced Inbox repair tool for Outlook also ensures complete data integrity after file recovery. Outlook-resembling interface eases the whole process, from finding the PST file to scanning, activating the software, and saving the data on external media. It can save a great deal of time for those who faced the Outlook PST file corruption issue.

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