The Personal Storage Table, commonly known as PST files, plays a pivotal role in the Microsoft Outlook ecosystem, serving as a comprehensive repository for users' essential data, encompassing emails, calendar entries, contacts, tasks, and more. Given their central role in storing critical information, ensuring the security and integrity of these files is paramount. Unfortunately, PST files are susceptible to corruption, making the process of PST recovery a vital and delicate task.
Kernel for Outlook PST Repair, a professional-grade software solution designed specifically for the meticulous restoration of Outlook PST files that have become inaccessible. This powerful tool excels in preserving the entire structure of the mailbox, ensuring that no data is lost during the recovery process. Remarkably, there are no constraints on the number or size of PST files that can be repaired, making it an invaluable asset for users dealing with PST file issues.
Follow these steps to effectively perform Outlook PST recovery -
- Launch the tool after its successful installation.
- Click on Browse to choose the corrupted file.
- Select single or multiple files and click on Open.
- All the chosen ones will be reflected on the tool; click on Next to proceed.
- A detailed preview of the selected items will be presented.
- Select the output file’s format as PST and click on Next.
- Some filters like To, From, Subject, Item Type, and Date Range can be applied to save specific items only. Again, click on Next.
- If the PST file is large, it can be split into smaller ones; the user can also choose not to split it. Select Next.
- Click on Browse to choose a saving destination for the recovered PST file. Then, select Finish.
- After a successful PST recovery, a confirmation message will appear. Click on OK.
Q- How does a PST file turn corrupt or damaged?
A- A severe corruption on a PST file happens due to multiple reasons-
- Virus attacks
- Bad sector in the drive
- Oversized files
- Malware attack
- Sudden shutdown of Outlook application
Q- Can a PST file be repaired manually?
A- Users can repair their PST files using some of these manual methods-
- Always run Outlook in a Safe mode
- Recheck the internet settings
- Repair PST using SCANPST.EXE
- Check Firewall settings
Q- What are the limitations of repairing PST files with manual methods?
A- When utilizing SCANPST.EXE, users often find themselves needing to run the process multiple times to repair a single PST file. Furthermore, this tool may not be effective in addressing severely corrupted or large-sized files. All manual methods are time-consuming and offer no assurance of a successful PST file recovery.
Q- Can the software recover all items of the PST files?
A- With its robust algorithms, the Outlook PST Recovery software excels at restoring all mailbox items, such as emails, contacts, tasks, drafts, journals, and more, while preserving their original organizational structure. Furthermore, it can efficiently retrieve lost emails and their associated attachments, ensuring comprehensive data recovery.
Q- What are the other file-saving options available?
A- The recuperated PST file offers versatile saving options, allowing it to be converted into various file formats, such as MBOX, MSG, EML, DOC, DOCX, PDF, HTML, MHTML, RTF, and TXT. Additionally, it offers seamless integration with popular email platforms like Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and others, facilitating effortless data export.
Q- I have a password-protected file, can the tool repair that?
A- Yes, the tool has the capability to access or repair a password-protected PST file or an archive PST file irrespective of their size and Outlook versions.
Q- What is the use of filters in the software?
A- The filtering options- To, From, Date Range, Subject, Item Type, Folder name- help the users to save only the relevant data. They filter out the rest of the data and focus only on saving the selected ones.
Q- How to avoid PST file corruption?
A- To begin with, all users must take timely backup of all their PST files. These files need to be maintained in smaller sizes. Keep a good anti-virus program on your system to detect any malicious attack. And properly close the Outlook application after its use.