Outlook Email PST Recovery Software


Many people use Outlook to send and receive email, log email addresses of friends, family members and colleagues and keep track of business appointments and other important dates. Fortunately, Outlook usually works properly most of the time. However, if Outlook fails, then a person will often lose a lot of data if he or she does not have PST recovery software. A PST recovery program can enable a person to get back lost data that would have otherwise been impossible to recuperate.

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How Do Outlook PST Recovery Programs Work?

There are various recovery programs and each one operates a bit differently. Outlook Recovery Toolbox will help a person recover emails, contacts, notes, appointments and task notes by copying all the information from these files into new .pst, .eml, .vcf. or .txt files. Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair and Inbox Repair Tool repair the damaged files instead of creating new ones. Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair also enables a person to recover files that have deleted from Outlook’s “deleted items” folder and can open emails that are password protected.

How to Choose the Right Program

Recover PST FilesThere are a number of Outlook recovery programs from which to choose. This makes it difficult for a person who is not technologically savvy to choose the program that best suits his or her needs. Following are some tips to keep in mind when considering various program options.

Taking advantage of free trial periods is always a good idea. Many software manufacturers offer a free trial period of their products so that users can try them out before purchasing them. These trial periods generally last for 30 days, although some may only be valid for 15 days. It is also important to note that many of the trial versions of a program may not have all the features and amenities that the full version of the program provides.

It is also important to make sure that the program in question is compatible for the version of Windows being used. This information is usually provided in a prominent place on the software package or software manufacturer’s website. Using a program that is not right for the version of Windows and Outlook being used can cause more harm than good and may further ruin the damaged PST files.

Those who are unfamiliar with various types of software programs may want to check out online reviews of various programs before choosing one with which to work. When checking what others have to say about any given program, it is important to note if the program takes up a lot of room on the computer’s hard drive, how easy it is to install the program and whether or not the program is easy to use.

Preventing Outlook Email and PST Corruption Problems

While PST recovery is actually a fairly straightforward process, it is better to avoid PST problems in the first place. PST files can be corrupted by a computer virus or, in the case of desktop computers, a power course interruption. It is also important to note that Microsoft Outlook PST files that are 2GB or more tend to become corrupted, as the program was not designed to handle large PST files in the first place.

Besides investing in antivirus software and a UPS for a desktop computer, a person can also avoid PST file corruption problems by using a reliable hard disk and always shutting Outlook down properly instead of with the Task Manager. A business network should make sure that the network is functioning properly at all times, as a malfunctioning network can cause Outlook PST file corruption.

Anyone who uses Outlook on a regular basis will likely have to deal with PST file problems at some point or the other. Thankfully, there are various software programs that will help a person to either save the information to new PST files or fix the damaged files so that they will function properly. A person simply needs to consider the various program options and then choose the one that best suits his or her needs.