How to Retrieve Lost Outlook PST Folder?

“Hi, I was cleaning out junks from my PC yesterday, as my PC was running slow. Along the way I deleted an old user account folder from Documents and settings on my C drive. Later that day I went back to check my emails but found that I have lost my PST file. After this instant I remembered that the PST file was in old user folder. The PST file is about 1GB and has lot of information. I started looking ways to recover this PST file, but found none. I will be really grateful if I get any assistance. Can anyone please help me to bring back my lost PST file?”

It’s human nature to commit mistakes knowingly or unknowingly. You should follow precautionary measures to avoid mistakes. Even though you can’t undo certain situation after occurrence of mistakes; there will be few actions which may help to save you from problems. According to above stated scenario you lost Outlook.pst file from C drive, so you shouldn’t install any software, modify or access any files on this system. If you use the system after PST file loss, there may be a chance of data overwriting and it may reduce the chance of recovery. Then you can check Recycle Bin for the PST file, if you haven’t chosen permanent delete option while deleting user account folder from Documents.

Next if System Restore is active on your computer then you can go through this method: Open Windows Explorer > Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Username\documents > Right-click on Outlook Files > click "Restore Previous Versions

If you can't find your lost Outlook file in Recycle Bin and you are not able to restore it even after you tried above technique, then it is time to seek help of Yodot File Recovery program.

Gratifying tool to restore lost PST file:

Yodot File Recovery is an apt way to find lost PST folder. The smart and user-friendly interface of this utility makes retrieval of lost PST folder easy and it can eventually recover deleted PST file in Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000. This professional software aids you in recovering PST files which are lost due to virus intrusion or permanent deletion. The inventive scan technology of this tool scans each and every segment of hard drive to retrieve missing or removed PST files with high exactitude and pace. This tool can effortlessly achieve restoration of files upto 300 file formats and provides preview facility for retrieved data. This application is capable of retrieving PST file from all sort of hard drives, external hard drives and other external storage devices. It is compatible with all versions of Windows OS like Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003.

Advanced Edition: Yodot covers a special edition of software for Microsoft Outlook files to recover deleted items from Outlook PST as well as OST.

Easy procedure to restore lost PST file:

Note: If you have lost PST file from C drive, then it is suggested to connect that hard drive as an external hard disk to other computer and use the program in that system

  • Obtain Yodot File Recovery program and install it on Windows computer
  • Launch the tool after successful installation
  • Go for Lost File Recovery option located on main screen
  • Pick the connected hard drive/drive from where you need to restore lost PST file
  • You can mention specific files types for restoration, else you can skip this step
  • Select files which need to be restored from retrievable files list; either using Data View or File Type View
  • Preview recovered PST file (through its size, date and content’s details) and save retrieved PST file on your chosen location

A Reminder!

  • It is advisable to backup important or irreplaceable files to an external storage device once a week or so
  • It is good if you handle your Outlook profile and computer properly; to avoid issues in future

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