Retrieve Missing Outlook PST Files

“This is the first blog where in I have posted an issue and it’s regarding my PST file. I had moved Outlook PST file to USB drive as a backup copy, since my system was formatted for new OS installation Once OS installation was completed, I connected USB drive to system which popped out ‘format error’ thus data saved on USB drive became inaccessible including PST file. Can anyone explain me accurate method used for restoring missing PST file?”.

You cannot access PST file from USB drive after encountering formatting errors as discussed in the above paragraph. If you go a little deep in searching your missing PST files, you may come across several third party tools that can easily get back lost PST files from your system. As per experts’ suggestion, there are some applications to retrieve missing PST file from USB drive. Before getting to know what are the utilities that can do the needful, we suggest you to go through the issues that lead to missing of PST files from your system. Outlook PST files can disappear or go missing from system hdd in the below given events:

  • Abrupt halt during file sharing or data backup process can cause missing of PST file
  • There are chances of missing PST file if it is used across various networks
  • Incorrect re-partitioning of hard drive or corruption of hard drive could render loss or missing of Outlook data files both PST and OST

Entire data that is related to your Outlook account is maintained in PST file. If something goes wrong with your PST file, then you should probably need to find one or the other way using which you can access the information on PST file.

PST files recovery software:

The best way is to make use of Yodot File Recovery software to find out missing PST files from Windows computer hard drive. You can easily restore missing PST files using simple list of options included in this file recovery software. This recovery tool is designed with user friendly graphical interface that makes it simple to use by almost all users for recovering lost or missing Outlook PST and OST files. This tool is perfect option for recover lost files on PC hard drive including Outlook Express DBX files, MS Access files, Word files, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, archive files, PDF documents, basic media files, etc

Steps to recover missing PST files on Windows system:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery application in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • On completion of  installation process, run the program and follow onscreen instructions
  • Click on ‘Lost File Recovery’ option and then carry on to next screen
  • Select partition from where your PST files are missing and then proceed to next window
  • Mark PST file type that needs to be rescued and initiate scanning procedure
  • Once recovery of missing PST file gets completed user can view the restored data
  • At last select and save recovered PST file to respective storage media as preferred

Tips to Consider:

  • It is better if you avoid installation of irrelevant applications in your system
  • Keep backup of PST file on more than one storage drive to overcome sudden PST file loss or corruption
  • Follow proper procedure while sharing PST files on shared network

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