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SysTools Outlook Recovery Tool

Most sophisticated software to Repair corrupted Outlook PST file & to recover lost Outlook emails, contacts, calendars, notes, tasks, journals, attachments — Mailbox data. Restore & Save entire mailbox data in a new PST file (or EML, MSG, PDF, HTML or in Outlook email recovery wizard)

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Key Features of Outlook PST Recovery Tool

To repair severely corrupted or inaccessible PST file, SysTools Outlook PST Recovery Tool provides an Advanced Scan Mode option. It repairs highly damaged PST files. It repairs and recovers encrypted PST files (password protected) in Outlook.
  • Repair Severely Corrupted PST
  • Fix Inaccessible PST File
  • Resolve PST File Errors
  • Repair Encrypted PST file
Accidental or intentional deletion of crucial data is a curse. SysTools provides a complete recovery of shift deleted PST file data items with Outlook Recovery software. Recover permanently deleted emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals etc.
  1. Add PST File
  2. Advanced Scan Mode
  3. Scan & Recovery
  4. Preview Deleted Data Items
  5. Selective Export
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Decrypt S/MIME or OpenPGP email encryption from Outlook email messages in a PST file provided with respective passwords, certificates or Private Keys etc. Application provides option to choose Single Key / Multiple Keys as per user's PST file. Read More
  • S/MIME Encryption: Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
  • OpenPGP: Pretty Good Privacy (OpenPGP)
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Outlook PST Recovery Software provides enhanced data item based previews of emails, calendars, tasks, journals, contacts, notes separately. The Email messages can be viewed in 8 ways, namely; Normal, Hex, MIME, Message Header, HTML, RTF & attachments.
  • PST Data Item based Sort
  • Criteria based Sort in Data item
  • Email Preview in 8 formats
  • Detailed preview of Attachments
  • Selective Export from Preview Panel
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Export Selected option in the right hand corner of the software is provided for the users who needs to select and export separate emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals in different file formats like PST, PDF, EML, MSG, HTML or into Outlook email recovery wizard account.
  • Find data from PST file preview
  • Select required PST data items
  • Export Selected option
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The Outlook Recovery Tool has 2 different options to add the PST , BAK file. It automatically searches PST, BAK file, if it's location is unknown for the user. This features can also used to repair multiple PST files in bulk by loading all the PST file from the drives.
  • 1. Select File: Select a particular PST / BAK file
  • 2. Search File: Scans Drives for PST / BAK file
    • Search Selected Drive
    • Search All Drive

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Why MS Outlook ScanPST.exe Fails? Where SysTools Outlook PST Recovery Wins?
  • Only repair header part & minor-level corrupted PST files
  • Chance of data loss while repairing PST file
  • Vulnerable to Various threats like spyware & malware attacks
  • Only repairs single PST file at a time
  • It gets stuck at phase 7 of the Repair process
  • Create some structural changes in the resultant PST file
  • Not recommended to non-technical users
  • Deeply damages severely corrupted / inaccessible PST
  • Create BAK file, but doesn't Repair it
  • Prompts run time error while Repairing PST file
  • Application crashes on Major corruption issues
  • Limitation on size of PST file
  • Cannot recover deleted items from a PST file
  • Cannot repair encrypted PST file
  • No Preview Option for data items
  • Restore data in PST file format only
  • Repair complete PST file including the header part
  • Recovers both minor and major level corrupted PST files
  • Retrieve entire Emails, Contacts, Calendar Tasks, Notes, and Journals
  • Simple and understandable GUI similar to MS Outlook
  • Repairs both ANSI & Unicode PST files
  • Repair Virus Infected Outlook PST files
  • Restores PST data into a healthy state.
  • Recover permanently deleted Outlook items.
  • Recover Outlook BAK file created by ScanPST
  • No file size limitation
  • Batch PST Recovery Option
  • Option to search and load PST automatically
  • Repair Outlook BAK file created by ScanPST
  • Selective export of PST file items
  • Option to Preview, Filter, Sort Items
  • Restore data as PST, EML, MSG, PDF, HTML

What All Items You can Recover & Save from a PST File?
Repair & Retrieve PST Data Items - Restore PST as PST / EML / MSG / HTML / PDF

Email Messages All email messages with Subject, To, Cc, Bcc, Sent/ Received Date, Time, Size (KB), Path, priority, inline images, links, signature will be retained during the recovery process.
Email Attachments Normal attachments and inline attachment (embedded attachments) can the recovered from PST emails.
Supported Attachment Types:
  • Images: PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG
  • Files: DOCS, PPT, XLS, PDF etc.
Recovered Folders Outlook folders including Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Deleted Items, Junk E-Mail, Search Folders, and RSS Feeds.

Note: The software retains the original folder structure throughout the PST Recovery process.

Date Range Filters The date range filter allows to list and export the PST Emails, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, Journals, Notes, and Folder List of a particular time period.
Previews Emails The email can be preview in 8 different ways (Normal Mail View, Hex, Properties, MIME, Message Header, HTML, RTF, Attachment).
  • Emails can be previewed and sorted by ‘Emails with attachments, Subject, To, Sent time, Received time, Size(KB) of email’.
  • Provides an option to view attachments in the preview panel itself

Note: Preview of the data in an item varies accordingly.

Calendar Outlook PST Recovery Software can recover Calendars with attachments, its Status, Path, Reminder, Location, Start time, End time, & Categories, Duration, Time Zone, All day event’ from a PST file.

All the Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly calendar appointments and meetings of a specified date range can be exported.

Calendar Attachments PST Calendar attachments like Documents, Files, VCF Business Cards, Calendars, Signature, and Outlook Item
Calendar Types
  • Appointments and Events
  • Meetings
  • Tasks
  • Group Schedules
Remainders Outlook PST appointment remainder also can be recovered and exported.
Preview & Sort Option From the preview available, user can sort recovered Calendar items 'Calendars with attachments, Full Name, Company, File As, Business Fax, Home Phone, Mobile Phone, Categories’
Contacts All Contact items can repaired and recovered using the Outlook recovery tool. It can restore and export attachments in contacts, other details, distribution list (contacts group) etc. All the personal details of a particular contact also can be exported.
Contact Item Details
  • Personal Details: Name, Nick Name, Birth Date, Spouse, Anniversary
  • Contact Details: Primary Phone, Mobile Number, Pager, Home, Business
  • Address: Home, Business, Other
  • Emails
Preview & Sort Option User can sort recovered Contact items 'Contacts with attachments, Full Name, Company, File As, Business Fax, Home Phone, Mobile Phone, Categories’
Tasks Outlook PST Recovery Software can repair damaged task items and it can also recover deleted tasks from a Outlook PST file. It can also recover to do list from a Outlook PST file without any data loss.
Task Attachments It can retrieve all the attachments inserted in a tasks item without any data loss. You can preview the added attachment in a task, by double clicking on it. The utility opens the attachments in a new preview window.
Preview & Sort Option Tasks can be previewed and user can sort the items by:
  • Task with attachments, Subject, Status, Start Date, Due Date
  • Priority, Owner, Recurrence (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly)
  • Categories
Journals User can repair and recover journals from a Outlook PST file using this PST recovery Tool. User can view each journal item separately in the preview panel. One can easily save journals and its attachments without any data loss.
  • Recover Subject, Category, Entry Type, Company, Start, Attachments, and Duration of all journals.
Journals Attachments It can retrieve all the attachments inserted in a journal item without any data loss. You can preview the added attachment in a journal, by double clicking on it. It opens the attachments in a new preview window.
Preview & Sort Option All Journals items can be previewed in a single panel and the user can sort all items by:
  • Journals with attachments, Subject, Start time, Duration(min)
Notes SysTools Outlook PST Recovery can easily recover deleted Outlook notes from a PST data file.
Preview & Sort Option Software provides option to sort Notes in a PST file by its Subject, Created time, Categories.
Recovered Folders Application can repair corrupted PST file and can recover Emails, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, journals, Notes etc.
Other folders
  • RSS Feeds
  • Internet Newsgroups
  • Search Folders
  • Quick Step Settings
PST Supported by Microsoft Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000 & below version.
  • The default format of a exported PST file of Outlook PST Recovery Tool will be UNICODE type.
EML Supported by email clients Windows Live Mail, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, The Bat!, DreamMail, Zoho Mail, Roundcube, eM Client, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, IceWarp, Zarafa, SeaMonkey, Microsoft Entourage, IncrediMail, Microsoft Internet Explorer...
MSG Supported by all available versions of Microsoft Outlook email client.
PDF Generate Portable Document File which is supported by Adobe Acrobat, Reader, Web Browser etc.
While Saving PST data in PDF format, it provides advanced setting option like:
  • Include Internet Message Header
  • Page Layout: Margin, Paper Orientation, Page Size
  • Bates Number: Format, Date Stamp format, Position
HTML Supported by any web browser, Microsoft Edge, and any text editor
Outlook email recovery wizard SysTools Outlook PST Recovery tool can directly exports Outlook PST data items into Outlook email recovery wizard cloud account using Outlook email recovery wizard user account Credentials. Users can view the migrated data from the Outlook email recovery wizard account. Migrate PST items into:
  • User Mailbox
  • Admin Mailbox
  • Shared Mailbox

Additional Features - SysTools Outlook PST Recovery Software

Fix or Repair Corrupted PST File in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

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Deleted Outlook Email Recovery

Using Outlook PST Recovery tool, users can repair Outlook PST files & quickly recover damaged Outlook files. This PST Fix tool can easily recover permanently deleted emails in Outlook PST file items which includes contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals, etc. One need to choose Advanced Mode to recover deleted Outlook emails in bulk. The tool previews recovered deleted emails in Red Color in the preview panel. Read More on Outlook PST Repair tool

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Fix & Restore PST File as Outlook email recovery wizard

Outlook Recovery Software allows to import PST to Office 365 - user mailbox, admin mailbox and shared mailbox. Move PST file items to the desired destination mailbox of Outlook email recovery wizard account just via entering account ID & password. SysTools PST Recovery will validate the credentials and migrate the selected data items directly. With user impersonation option, it exports items to a shared mailbox.

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Batch PST File Recovery

The Outlook Recovery Wizard supports to search multiple PST files from any drive on your local system. Once the entire searching is completed, you can check multiple PST files to repair multiple PST files at once. This provides advanced functionality to repair severely damaged PST Files in Batch Mode quickly using Search All Drive or Search Selected Drive option.

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Outlook PST Repair Modes

To repair Outlook archive PST or scanPST bak file; software quickly scans a selected file automatically to repair damaged Outlook PST file. The application then loads the preview of emails with attachments, contacts, calendars, tasks in Personal Storage File (.pst). However, if the PST or BAK file has a severe level of corruption then you are recommended to go for Advance Scan mode.

Save Outlook PST Data

Save as PST / PDF/ EML / MSG / HTML

After performing Outlook PST Recovery, you can restore Outlook PST file in .pst, .pdf, .eml or .msg formats. Repair Outlook data file .pst and saving it as EML, HTML & MSG will allow you to open & read emails in Windows Live Mail & Outlook respectively. Outlook Recovery provides the option for selective export items.

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Supports Embedded Attachments

The software is designed in a smart way that it facilitates users to recover the embedded attachments also. These attachments are recovered as a normal attachment by this Outlook Recovery application. The formatting of recovered embedded attachment retains as original after PST file recovery.

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Remove Encryption from Outlook Email

The Outlook PST Recovery Tool provides the option to decrypt & remove SMIME / OpenPGP encryption from Outlook email messages. The software decrypts protected emails with its respective certificates, keys, and passwords. The tool also previews SMIME or OPENPGP encrypted emails and save them in PST, PDF, MSG, HTML, and in Office 365 account without encryption. This PST Repair & Recovery utility allows bulk decryption of Outlook email messages along the attachments.

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The SysTools PST repair Tool can generate an instant preview of PST items like Mails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals, etc separately in the panel. SysTools Outlook Recovery tool allows to view PST file emails in Normal, Hex, MIME, Message Header, HTML, RTF formats along with its properties in the in-built viewer. PST recovery Tool can also preview all the attachments that are recovered from an Outlook PST or BAK files. Detailed Email previews help to users to analysis it technically.

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Select & Recover Outlook BAK File

The application can also be called as a Outlook.BAK file Recovery Tool. The user can select a corrupted Outlook.bak file (created by ScanPST.exe) directly using Select File / Search File option. The software will scan, repair and load all retrieved data items from the selected Outlook BAK file in the preview panel. You can save this recovered BAK files data items into a PST or PDF, EML, MSG, HTML, etc. Make sure, you have selected BAK file (backup of Outlook PST file) generated by Inbox repair Tool before loading it in software.

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Repair PST and Save in PDF Format

This PST Recovery tool allows to recover and repair PST file data items like emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals, etc. along with attachments. You can save these retrieved PST data items in Adobe PDF format. The utility provides various advanced settings option like, date filter, naming option, messgae header inclusion, Page Layout (Margin, Paper Orientation, Size) & Bates Number (Format, Date Stamp, Position) settings. Export repaired and recovered data from a corrupted PST file to PDF format easily without data loss.

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Flexible & Useful Naming Options

Outlook PST recovery tool allows you to rebuild PST file as EML, PDF, HTML or MSG file formats then you can select one of the multiple naming options available to save emails for better manageability. Opt any naming option like: Subject, Subject+Date(DD-MM-YYYY), From+ Subject+Date(YYYY-MM-DD), Date(DD-MM-YYYY)+From +Subject, Date (YYYY-MM-DD)+From+Subject, Date(MM-DD-YYYY)+Subject+From, Date(YYYY-MM-DD)+Subject, AutoIncrement (Only applicable for emails). Read More

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Filter and Sort Items Option in Preview

After performing complete PST file recovery, the Outlook Recovery utility displays a list of complete recovered PST data. Now users can sort the data items on To, Cc, Bcc, Subject etc. (for mails) & export desired items. The date filter option sets a date range & filter emails to recover PST file and restore Outlook PST as PST / EML / HTML or MSG. This option within the Outlook Recovery Wizard helps to save selective data in a date range specified after fixing damaged Outlook PST files.

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Recover & Preview Items with Metadata

Once the PST file recovery process gets completed successfully, the tool lists all the recovered items along with their meta properties intact. Users can sort the data items directly from the preview pane using this meta-data. Also, one can preview and recover all the email data like To, Cc, Bcc, Subject, Contacts (Personal and Contact Details), Calendar, Tasks, Notes, and Journals along with their attributes.

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Retains Read & Unread Email Status

The Outlook PST Recovery software performs complete recovery of lost email items from loaded PST file. After successful Outlook Email Recovery, when users access recovered PST in MS Outlook, all the mailbox folders will be managed with read and unread count as it was in the original PST file. This is a helpful option provided by the tool, as the users won't face difficulty while using the recovered PST data.

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Selective Export for Data Items

The application provides 'Export Selected' option to save selected items (like a single email message) in required format. You can also Save Outlook folders selectively like Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items etc locally. You need to check / uncheck the PST folders to be saved. i.e, Outlook PST recovery tool not only allows to export repaired PST file items in bulk, but it also provides option to selectively export specific items from PST file.

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Retrieve Distribution List In Outlook

Users spend so much of their time in assembling an Outlook Distribution List and the accidental deletion of this list feels like a major catastrophe. However, with SysTools Outlook Recovery Tool it is very simple to recover permanently deleted distribution list of MS Outlook PST data file. The software recovers all components of a distribution list such as All Members, Email Addresses, Contacts etc. without any data loss.

PST file options

Option to Divide Large PST

You can break the PST file size into smaller parts with split PST option, and recover Outlook PST file. Select any required size in MB or GB (Minimum 100MB and Maximum 45 GB) & create PST's of same sizes that are easier to manage. This Microsoft Outlook PST Repair tool helps to rebuild Outlook PST data files without corruptions and errors into multiple smaller PST data files.

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Outlook Style Interface

Graphic interface of the Outlook PST repair tool to fix PST files resembles Microsoft Outlook UI (User Interface). The similar appearance of Microsoft Outlook 2016 / 2019 interface on software panel makes it more user-friendly for all kind of users. So this Outlook PST Recovery Software enables naive and non-technical users to repair PST file from Outlook without any confusions.

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Provide Ignore System Folder Option

The software includes Ignore System Folder option that can be used to avoid or exclude the 'Top of the personal folder' in the ROOT (Non-Imp Subtree) folder that comprises Common Views, Favourites, Finder, Freebusy Data, Recoverable Items etc. In addition, it keeps the successive folder intact or unchanged.

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Maintain Folder Hierarchy

The feature helps the user to saves Outlook PST Data items like emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals according to same folder hierarchy as they are saved in source file. The order and name of files and folders will not be changed even after saving PST files into PST, PDF, MSG, EML, HTML or in Outlook email recovery wizard using this feature.

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Save Export Report

Once all the items get successfully exported into required file format, the Outlook PST Repair software will generate an Export Report. It provides the success and failure count of items after complete PST data Recovery & Export process. You can also save this Export Report regarding the details of recovered damaged Outlook PST files as .csv for future reference by specifying the destination location.

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The Outlook PST Recovery Tool provides "Don’t Export Empty Folders" option for the users to exclude or delete Empty Folders in original PST file. For this, you need to Uncheck the "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" option and check "Don’t Export Empty Folders" option for not saving folders which do not contain any data. By enabling this facility, the application will skip all the folders that are empty during the export process.

Outlook PST File Recovery Software Specifications
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Software Download

Size : 35.4 MB

Version : 8.0

Trial Limitations

Demo of Outlook Recovery software can preview & Export 25 items per folder into PST, PDF, EML, MSG, HTML, Outlook email recovery wizard

Note: To Export Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, Notes, Journals in PST format, Check 'Use Outlook (Requires Outlook to be installed on machine)' option on Export Option Window.

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space

Minimum 2 GB RAM is required

Intel® Pentium 1 GHz processor (x86, x64) or equivalent

Operating System

Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1, 2008/2012 , Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)


  • If you are using Windows 10/8.1/8/7 or Vista, then please launch the tool as "Run as Administrator"

Supported Editions

  • Microsoft Windows – 2000, 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1, 2008/2012 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • PST file of MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010(32/64 bit), 2013 (32/64 bit), 2016 (32/64 bit), 2019

Additional Requirements

  • Microsoft .NET framework 4.5 or above
  • Certificates and respective passwords are needed to decrypt SMIME encrypted Emails
  • Private Keys and respective passwords are needed to decrypt OPENPGP encrypted Emails

Software Customization

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Get an Overview of Outlook PST Repair Tool Features - DEMO & Licensed Version
Features DEMO Version FULL Version
Add Multiple PST Files
Add Outlook.bak Files
Quick and Advance Scanning Option
Remove Email Encryption
Recover Deleted data from PST Items
Repair corrupted PST file
Preview Recovered Data Items
Sort Option in Preview Panel
Windows 10, 8 & lower Version Supported
Support ANSI & Unicode PST
Filter & Split Option
Export Outlook PST File as PST, PDF, EML, MSG, HTML 25 Items / Folder
Import to Outlook email recovery wizard Mailbox 25 Items / Folder
Export option without Outlook Installation 25 Items / Mailbox Folder
Cost FREE $49
Frequently Asked Questions Asked by User
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How to use Outlook PST Recovery Tool to repair damaged Outlook PST File in Bulk?

The Outlook Recovery Wizard repair multiple PST Files at once. The Search Mode option in Outlook Data Recovery Tool allows you to select PST File in batch from drive(s). Quick working of PST File Recovery Software are mentioned as follows:

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Simple 4 Steps to Recover Outlook PST files

  • Step 1: Download & Run SysTools Outlook PST Recovery
  • Step 2: Click on 'Add' to choose required PST files
  • Step 3: Click on 'Advanced Scan' Button to repair PST file
  • Step 5: 'Export' Option to select the destination path to Save PST data
Yes, Outlook Recovery Tool has the ability to recover Outlook distribution list along with other contacts. It recover the distribution list with all users and their information.
Yes, the software allows to add multiple Outlook PST files at a time and recovers data from them in bulk mode. One can use its Search File option to add multiple PST files.
The software allows to decrypt and remove S/MIME and OpenPGP encryption from Outlook email messages. In order to get more information about how to save emails without encryption read the blog.
The working speed of Outlook Recovery Tool is very high but, the size of the PST file also matters as a large sized PST file might take a long time to scan.

I have purchased Outlook PST Repair tool & installed it on my machine. But in pre-requisites Outlook Component is shown Outlook pst recovery application with a red cross. What should I do now for fixing Outlook PST files?

If you are getting Outlook Component as crossed then you need to register a DLL - Redemption.dll. Know more How to Register Redemption.dll. Understand more about this before you again try to repair PST files.

Is it possible to recover deleted Outlook emails from Outlook 2002 ANSI PST file? I need to recover deleted Outlook PST data items like emails, contacts, calendars effectively.

Yes, you can recover permanently deleted email items from a Outlook 2002 PST file using the advanced Scan mode in the Software. And the recovered pst file will be of UNICODE format and you can import it in all Outlook 2003, 2017, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019 version.
Microsoft Outlook installation is not required. SysTools Outlook PST Recovery Tool provides an option to access PST data without MS Outlook Installation. The Microsoft Outlook Email Recovery tool can repair corrupted PST files and restore Outlook data file ad PST, PDF, EML, HTML and MSG format.
If you are getting this kind of error then kindly check whether Outlook is installed and configured properly or not. If Outlook is not configured properly then get it done and then use PST file recovery tool. read more on outlook.pst error repair tool
Yes, PST Recovery software helps remove encryption from Outlook email message and previews it in in-built viewer. It can decrypt SMIME and OPENPGP encrypted emails and can saves those Outlook emails in PST, PDF, MSG, EML, HTML format.
No, PST Repair tool does not impose any size limitation to repair Outlook PST data files. Thus, you can fix corrupted Outlook PST of any size from Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 in Windows 10 and below editions.

Some important PST data files got corrupted in MS Outlook 2013 account. I am planning to use your product: Outlook PST Recovery to fix corrupted Outlook PST data files. Will your software be able to repair PST file?

Yes, by using Outlook PST Repair tool you can easily repair damaged PST file in bulk from any MS Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2002 versions. It also allows you to recover permanently deleted emails in Outlook PST file.
You can repair MS Outlook PST file as well as your Outlook BAK file when Scanpst.exe fails using this SysTools Outlook Recovery tool. Scanpst.exe is the built-in tool for recovering damaged PST files that creates backup of .pst file in .bak file format. In case of severe damages in PST file, Scanpst.exe is unable to repair corrupted PST file issues in Outlook. Scanpst.exe may delete folders from directory if it could not read folder structure. As this Outlook PST recovery Software is meant for PST repair, it also provides option to select your Outlook.bak file from the system. Thus it recover permanently deleted PST items (Emails, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, etc.) from Outlook PST profile as well as outlook.bak file.

I am using MS Outlook 2007 version on my Windows 7 OS. My Outlook account froze and hang suddenly. It tried to open my Outlook in safe mode and failed again. Now how can I recover Outlook PST files using this Outlook PST Recovery Tool?

SysTools PST File Repair Software can recover damaged Outlook PST data files and repair it efficiently. This PST fix tool will rebuild PST file as EML, MSG, HTML or PST as per user need. Thus you can open and use data from PST files from crashed Outlook account.
Add your Microsoft Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 PST data file in the software, and repair your Outlook Personal folder file with minor and major corruptions efficiently.
The demo version of SysTools Outlook Recovery tool allows to repair corrupted PST files and recover deleted data from a PST file in bulk. It provides preview of repaired and recovered data items in the software panel. But it limits the export data items option. It only allows to export 25 data items per folder from the PST file.
Once you have recovered your corrupted PST file using SysTools Outlook PST Recovery Tool, you can save the complete export report for further use. Below are the steps to save Export Report after repairing the PST file:
  • Once you get ‘Export process completed successfully’ pop-up, click OK
  • Then, you will get an Export Report that includes Source File Name, Success Count, Fail Count
  • Click Save to Save the Export Report in the CSV file format. Click Save
  • After all this, specify a location to save the resultant CSV file and click on Save >> OK
  • Later, you can open and preview the Export Report from the destination location
While using Inbox Repair Utility to recover data from a PST file, it asks to save a backup copy of the same PST to avoid data loss issues. This BAK file gets saved in the original PST file location but, if your PST is severely corrupted then, it cannot be repaired using Scanpst.exe. Hence, users end up with a BAK file. Now see how to repair an Outlook BAK file using PST Recovery Software:
  • Select your Outlook BAK file using Select / Search PST file option
  • The tool will automatically scan and repair this loaded outlook.bak file
  • Once the recovery process gets completed, it previews and sort data items
  • Select desired or entire data items and click on Export to save recovered data
Yes, the software works with and without Outlook installation. However, demo version fails at times to export data from PST without Outlook. I.e. features like ‘Export’ in the software can be affected with or without Outlook installation in the trial edition.
  • Preview: The software previews entire data items in the PST file in the preview pane without Outlook installation. (for both Demo & Full Version)
  • Export: The software allows to export emails with or without Outlook installation.

Note: If you are using the demo version of Outlook PST Recovery tool and want to recover contacts, calendars, tasks, notes and journals then, installation of MS Outlook is necessary. In such case, Outlook account must be configured with a valid or dummy POP3 profile. Whereas, in Full Version Emails, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, Notes, and Journals etc., can be recovered without Outlook installation.

Yes, you can move PST file data directly into the shared mailbox of MS Outlook email recovery wizard account. In order to do that you just need to enter the Outlook email recovery wizard account credentials where you need to export the data of PST file.
No, you cannot to import email messages from a PST file into Outlook email recovery wizard groups mailbox using this application.

If you have no idea about where your PST file is located on your Windows PC then, you can use Search File option of Outlook Recovery Tool. This option allows to search your PST file within a particular or all system drives.

Where is Outlook PST Located?

There come times when users forgot the default location of PST file or save the PST somewhere else in the drive. For Windows 10/8.1/8 OS users:

Outlook Version Account Type Default Location
Outlook 2016/ 2019 POP3 C:\Users\admin\Documents\Outlook Files\username.pst
Outlook 2013 POP3 C:\Users\admin\Documents\Outlook Files\username.pst
Outlook 2010 & Lower IMAP C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\username.pst
C:\Users\admin\Documents\Outlook Files\user-id.pst
POP3 C:\Users\admin\Documents\Outlook Files\username.pst
C:\Users\admin\Documents\Outlook Files\user-id.pst
The power-preservation modes in Windows 10 including Sleep, Hibernation or Hybrid modes occurs various issues while repairing a large PST file in Outlook PST Recovery software. Read more to know how to pass Hibernation while repairing large sized PST.

Lately, I sent a confidential email to all the employees of our organization in cc of the email but, due to corruption in Outlook PST file, I lost that email message. That email comprises the email addresses of thousands of employees in it. So now, before using this tool I want to know how many email Cc addresses can be recovered from an email using this Recovery Wizard?

The Outlook Recovery Tool is designed with highly programmed algorithms so that it can recover the email with Lacs of email addresses in Cc. The PST Recovery software does not impose any limitation on the number of email address in Cc, Bcc of any email messages in a PST file. Also, it can recover a subject name that includes N number of character without any difficulty.
Yes, the software support Standard Encoding Type and the default encoding type is UTF-8. Also it can efficiently preview foreign lauguages like Chinese, Japanese etc, in a email body. Most of the users use this however, in some critical cases the encoding type can be changed with the help of proper technical assistance. For for information contact: Support
The maximum character limit for an email subject is 255 characters in Microsoft Outlook. However, Outlook Recovery Tool allows to recover email subjects more than that and users can recover the email subject up to any character limit received from Gmail or any other emailing services in your PST file.
If you are facing issues while reading the body part of mail from the preview of email messages then, this is happening due to the different encoding type of that email.

“I am having a PST file with an email message in the inbox which is having an EML Attachment (mail) in it. And that EML file attachment has a few other attachments like .doc, image etc. inside it. And those files are so important for me. How can I recover attachments from Outlook PST file? Whether SysTools Outlook Email Recovery software can retrieve my attachments?”

Yes, you can recover attachments in attachment in the email message from PST file efficiently using our tool. The software provides preview option of all your attachments in the email message. To preview your attachments, you need to selected email with EML file and double-clicking on the EML attachment, it then provides the preview of that email message in a new Window as shown in the image.
The attached .eml file is opened in the new window, and it again previews the attached items by double-clicking on it.
The ‘ Use Outlook’ option provided by SysTools Outlook PST Recovery tool can be used for different purposes.
  • With Outlook
  • In Demo Version: Outlook Recovery Tool allows to export 25 items/ folder and users can check the ‘Use Outlook’ option to export 25 data items per folder.
  • In Full Version: This version of the tool allows to export entire data items from the added PST data file.
  • Without Outlook
  • In Demo Version: Exports 25 emails/ mailbox (25 items per inbox, draft, deleted items, junk email, sent item...). It does not export items from contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals without Outlook.
  • In Full Version: It exports Everything without any hindrance.
Follow the instructions given below to create a new Outlook Data File (.pst) in Outlook for saving your information:
  • Launch Microsoft Outlook application and click New Items tab
  • Select More Items and highlight Outlook Data File
  • Enter a name for the file
  • In order to add a password, choose Add Optional Password section
  • Choose OK and enter a password in Password and Verify Password boxes. Click OK
No, you do not need to split your large sized Outlook PST file to repair it as the software does not impose any file size limitation. But, if you will import the same large sized PST file in Outlook after performing the recovery, then it might get corrupted again. So, you can use Split PST File option provided by this Outlook pST Recovery software to split the resultant PST into multiple small parts and later you can import these small files in Outlook without any hassle.
If you have recovered your PST file successfully and now want to import it in Outlook application then, below are the steps to do so:
  • Open your Microsoft Outlook 2019 / 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 application.
  • Go to File menu, select ‘Import and Export’ option.
  • Select ‘Import from another program or file' and hit on 'Next'.
  • Now from the Import a File >> Personal Folder File (PST) and hit on 'Next' button.
  • Click 'Browse' and go to the location of repaired PST file to be imported >> click 'Next'.
  • Select the folders >> click Finish.
In case when scanpst hangs or fails to repair Outlook data files, it is unnecessary to struggle with the tool. The user can use Outlook PST Recovery software to fix PST files.
If you want to recover a particular email message from the browsed PST file then, you can select the specific email from the preview pane after scanning PST.
No, you cannot recover data items from a compacted Outlook PST file.
In order to recover data items from archived PST file that is in .rar file format, first you need to extract files from RAR file. After that, you can recover data from this PST file simply using Outlook Data Recovery Software.
The tool does not impose any PST file size limitation. However, the Outlook PST Recovery software can support PST file up to 100 GB.
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