How to Restore Outlook 2010 Data Files?

Have you lost or deleted Outlook 2010 data files (pst files) from your system? Don’t have idea how to get back them? Need help to retrieve it back? Then one thing you should know is you cannot restore lost Outlook data files normally. You need to use third party file recovery tool to get them back. For more information continue to read this page.

Outlook 2010 has come up with different and new enhancement features to manage your work and time efficiently. It introduced features like drag and drop navigation pane, open in protected view, photo/video/graphics in Word and PowerPoint (whatever the art effects that were done using third party editing programs, now can be performed solely in Outlook 2010 itself) and taking screenshot is so easy in Outlook 2010. (Screenshot buttons has been provided in Outlook 2010, by using this button you can capture screenshots.)

Even though, due to some unknown mistakes committed by user, Outlook 2010 data files may get removed. Let us know in which conditions these files get removed on Windows system.

  • Improper configuration of Outlook 2010 may lead to deletion of Outlook data files in future
  • Applying wrong procedure to upgrade Outlook may result in loss of Outlook data files
  • If any synchronization error occurs while OST file is exchanging with server, then it may get deleted
  • Installation of insecure third party application may leads to deletion of Outlook 2010 data files
  • Mistakenly applying “shift + delete” key combination on Outlook 2010 data file may remove files permanently from hard disk

In case, you’ve also lost Outlook data files due to any of the above listed reasons, then only solution to get back them is using third party file recovery tools.

Efficient software to recover Outlook 2010 data files:

Use Yodot File Recovery tool to restore Outlook 2010 data files on Windows system. By using this utility you can effectively retrieve PST as well as OST files without any issues. It can successfully extract different Outlook attribute such as mailbox, calendars, Items, attachments, notes, journals, etc. Addition to Outlook 2010, it can retrieve data file from other versions of Outlook such as Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2003. Apart from this, it can retrieve lost Outlook express files on Windows system. It facilitates technical support team to solve any kind of customer queries. This utility is compatible to run on all versions of Windows OS such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating system.

Procedure to extract Outlook 2010 data files:

  • After choosing Yodot File Recovery tool, it’s time to scan your hard drive to retrieve Outlook 2010 data files
  • For that, just install the software on your Windows system and run it
  • As main screen shows “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” options, select any option to start recovery process
  • Then it will display drive list discovered in system, then select the one from where you have to retrieve Outlook data files
  • After selecting drive, it will start scanning process
  • Once scanning has finished, you are going to see a list of files in different file views such as “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • Mark Outlook data files and restore them in a safe and secured place other than source location ( the disk from where you have lost Outlook data files)


  • Do proper configuration while creating Outlook profile
  • Be careful while upgrading Outlook version in system because there is chance to commit silly mistakes here
  • Be careful while applying “Shift” “Delete” key combination on files