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Can I Retrieve Outlook Data File (.pst) from lost, formatted or crashed PC?

Discussion in 'Databases' started by JessicaCarter, Feb 22, 2017.

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    Yesterday, I had accidently formatted C drive on Windows 10 PC. Right now, I have no clue about the recovery of lost PST files from a formatted hard drive.
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    I can’t resume my work without contacts in lost PST file. Please help!
     
    JessicaCarter, Feb 22, 2017 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    There are forensics techs who can recover info from formatted disks but have you looked at your backups? A pst file will be too big for the free utilities that you can download.

    BTW there used to be lots of utilities to repair the files - especially the ones that got too big for outlook to handle.
     
    sarahk, Feb 22, 2017 IP
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    Hello JessicaCarter,

    I also faced the same incident last year when I worked in a California-based news agency. I never want to remember this painful memory. To overcome this worst problem, Technical support team of my company helped me a lot.

    As per their suggestion, I had run Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Software. It did a good job for recovery of lost PST file from formatted drive. I think you can also try its free demo for better understanding.
     
    JamesAlison, Feb 23, 2017 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    Well... first off, do NOT install anything on that drive again. Leave it emtpy / formatted. Then run diagnostic software, Easeus Disc Recovery, for instance (paid software), or deliver the drive to a computer repair shop. It should be completely possible to retrieve the file. However, if you have reinstalled Windows, or anything else on the drive you're trying to recover, the chances of retrieving the file decreases exponentially.
     
    PoPSiCLe, Feb 23, 2017 IP
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    There are many reasons due to which outlook PST file get corrupted or damaged. And to fix the errors, damages and corruptions very firstly make use of the inbuilt Scanpst tool, this will help you to repair the corrupted, damaged Outlook PST file, but it is also found that in many cases this fails to detect the problem so, in this case you can make use a Outlook PST Repair Tool from SysInfo. This is trusted tool to fix various errors, damaged and corrupted Outlook PST file automatically. It is extremely easy to use.

    Itrecover all personal storage tables (PST) itemssuch as journals, notes, tasks, contacts, calendar items, attachments, distribution lists of an Outlook user mailbox and etc. It allowed to save particular emails in different formats as per their needs, like EML, MSG, HTML, RTF and PDF. It is a comprehensive and integrated tool that ensures a quick recovery of corrupted PST files.

    * It Supports all Outlook version like : 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000.
    * It compatible with all Windows OS version's like : 10, 8, 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP and 2000
    * This tool easily split recovered large PST file into new small PST file from 1 to 5GB.
     
    Virat Singh, Mar 9, 2017 IP
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    How in the world does one ACCIDENTLY format a drive? It is often hard, and sometimes impossible, for a user to even reformat one ON PURPOSE.

    Next question is whether you did a SOFT reformat or a HARD reformat. If you did a HARD reformat, YOUR FILES CAN NEVER BE RECOVERED!

    Assuming a SOFT reformat, have you ADDED or CHANGED anything on the drive since you reformatted it? If you have NOT, then EVERYTHING can be recovered. If so, it is anyone's GUESS how much, IF ANYTHING, can be recovered.

    Whatever you do, DO NOT ADD OR CHANGE ANYTHING on the disk UNTIL AFTER you have recovered everything that CAN be recovered.
     
    mmerlinn, Apr 1, 2017 IP
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    Yes!
    You can retrieve your lost PST file and a lot of data by using Third Party Hard Drive Recovery Tools.
    This Tool will recover your pst in just a few clicks.
    here is the link:https://www.systoolsgroup.com/hard-drive-data-recovery.html
     
    John_walker_10, May 30, 2017 IP
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    Nigel Lew, May 31, 2017 IP