Recovering Lost Outlook Profile

“While using Microsoft Outlook 2013 application on my system, I had created almost three profiles, two for my office work and one for home purpose. Two days before, when I tried to move Outlook profiles and other saved files from C: drive to my external hard drive; my system started showing blank screen and eventually got powered off. After system was restarted, I was not able to find my Outlook Profile either on my entire C: drive or external hard drive? Is there a way using which I can get to know where my Outlook profile is? If so, please suggest me some procedure which can be implied in getting back lost Outlook profile.”

While using MS Office Outlook for first time, you will be asked to create an Outlook profile. If it’s your laptop, then you may create two or more profiles using which essential communication i.e. Sending / Receiving of emails and other tasks can be done. In one or the other way, these profiles are very much required as it determines which account information has to be used when mails have to be processed. So, what will you do if any of the folder from Outlook will get deleted or what if your entire Outlook profile is lost? There is no need to get upset! There are various ways of recovering Outlook profile or restoring folder that was deleted in Outlook , but before getting to know how it can be done, go through below listed scenarios that result in loss of Outlook profile:

  • Severe virus or malware attacks in system may lead to loss or deletion of Outlook profile
  • Abrupt system shutdown while Outlook profile is being shared can lead to loss of Outlook profile
  • At times Outlook profile may go missing during Anti-virus scan on your computer hard drive or external storage media
  • Formatting C drive will erase complete data saved on it including MS Office Outlook profile

Information saved on your Outlook profile is very important as it keeps track of all details about sent/received emails and other task that needs to be done. What to do if your Outlook profile goes missing due to occurrence of above mentioned issues. There is no need to worry! Implement the use of best file recovery software to rescue your most important Outlook profile.

Outlook file recovery tool

Yodot File Recovery is the most welcomed application for restoring different versions of lost Microsoft Outlook profile. With the use of RAW search option present in this software, you just need to enter the file type (PST file) and click the mouse button; selected file types will be recovered and shown instantly from scanned drive. Along with restoring PST file, finding lost contacts in Outlook PST file can be achieved with eminent scan technique of Yodot software. User can make use of ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’ options which helps you to sort the rescued data in much simpler way. Apart from recovering lost Outlook profile, user can also restore missing DBX file and other files types like PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, MDB, TXT, XLS, XLSX, PDF, JAR, ZIP, RAR and so on. This outstanding file recovery tool can be installed on different computer or laptop hard drives working with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 OS versions.

Steps to be followed for recovering lost Outlook profile:

  • Download and install Recover erased files program in the system
  • Run the software and using main screen, click on ‘Lost File Recovery’ option
  • Then carry on to next window to mark the drive from where Outlook profile is lost
  • After selecting hard drive, mark the file types from next window
  • At last, start scanning of hard disk from where you need to recover Outlook profile
  • Upon completion, rescued list of files can be viewed and saved to known storage media

Tips to keep in mind:

  • Avoid saving recovered PST profile to same destination location from where it was lost
  • If possible maintain backup of your Outlook profile on more than one storage media
  • Make sure you follow proper procedure while sharing Outlook profile on different networks

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