Software to Get Back Lost Emails after PST Corruption

Microsoft Outlook uses a single file for storing various attributes like emails, calendar events, contacts, journal, tasks etc, and that file is called as PST file. Basically, Personal Storage Table (PST) is a file format and is also known as a Personal Folder File or a Personal Address Book. If you have an account in MS Outlook then it means your personal information and emails are stored in a single PST file. Being a popular email client, a wide range of users worldwide work on this application.

Corruption of PST file is becoming common nowadays. So, what you will do if you lost emails from corrupt PST file or can’t access your emails and other attributes because of PST file corruption. Microsoft Outlook suggests you to use inbox repair tool to fix the problem occurred in the PST file. This inbox repair tool for Outlook is helpful in repairing the PST file. But sometimes, this tool is unable to fix the problem and can create some new problems which cause more trouble to the user, in this condition you can use PST repair tool to fix PST files and perform lost emails recovery. This tool can easily scan broken PST file of Outlook 2003 with utmost ease.

Some other reasons are mentioned below which causes the PST file corruption:

  • PST Header File Corruption : The PST header file gets corrupted when you exit Outlook improperly. This results in corruption of the entire PST file which results in loss of emails and other data.
  • Size of the Outlook PST file is limited, it should not exceed the size limit. In Outlook 2000, the size of the PST file is only 2 GB. If the file size exceeds, then this results to a broken PST file. To sort out this issue, you can use our software to fix broken PST file. Get more details on broken PST at
  • When you move from older to newer version of Outlook, you try to import your existing PST file to the newer version of Outlook. Due to incompatibility issues, the PST file becomes corrupted.
  • Sometimes the PST file gets corrupted due to improper shutdown of system before exiting the Outlook.
  • The PST file gets infected with some virus or gets affected because of any malware action, so due to this problem, chances of corruption is more.

You use inbox repair tool to fix all the problems occurred because of the reasons mentioned above. But this tool has certain limitations, for repairing the corrupted PST file this tool extracts the data from the file. And this tool deletes the content which is difficult to process. So this tool can further damage the file which will cause you more. In such case you can use scan PST software to fix damaged PST file in Microsoft Outlook and brings back lost emails from corrupted PST file.

All the above mentioned scenarios corrupt your PST file and due to which, it will show errors while opening your Outlook profile. You can scan corrupted PST file by using Outlook PST repair software. You can use this software for all the available versions of MS Outlook. This software has the ability to repair password protected and compressed PST files with ease.

Steps to recover lost emails after PST corruption:

Step 1: Open the software, then you see three options on the main screen. These are "Open PST File", "Find PST File", and "Select Outlook Profile" as shown in Figure 1

Lost Emails Recovery after PST Corruption - Select Any Option

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select the corrupted PST file and click on "Next" button as shown in Figure 2

Lost Emails Recovery after PST Corruption - Select Corrupted PST File

Figure 2: Select Corrupted PST File

Step 3: Browse the destination folder for saving the repaired PST file. Now choose one of the scanning method and press "Repair" button to start the repair process as shown in Figure C

Lost Emails Recovery after PST Corruption - Choose Destination Folder

Figure 3: Select Destination Folder

Step 4: Preview the recovered emails in Outlook style browser as shown in Figure 4

Lost Emails Recovery after PST Corruption -  Recovered Emails

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Emails

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