Retrieve Outlook 2013 OST file

“Hi everyone!!! Yesterday I came across a worst scenario, where I have formatted the C: Drive containing many application files without taking backup for none of the program files. However, I can install some of the applications through internet, but I have lost Outlook 2013 OST file that contains confidential and most important emails, personal folders, etc. on Windows systems. How to recover Outlook OST 2013 file?”

If any one tells about data loss scenario as mentioned in above scenario, most of the people think that they will never come across such silly mistakes until they encounter with the same situation. Generally, deletion of OST file occurs due to some human mistakes or logical conflicts on system. Some of the main reasons for loss or deletion of Outlook 2013 OST file are given below:

  • OST gets removed from system hard drive due to accidental deletion using Shift + Delete keys
  • Virus infection on system might become reason for loss of OST file
  • Improper upgradation of operating system or OS crash can lead to loss of Outlook 2013 OST file
  • Reformatting system’s hard drive without keeping its backup might erase OST file
  • Inaccurate way of upgrading Microsoft Outlook from one version to another also results in loss of OST file

In order to restore deleted or lost OST file of Outlook 2013 you need to opt for good file recovery software available online. The most renowned and used software is Yodot File Recovery.

Software to recover OST file of Outlook 2013:

Deleted files recovery offers easiest and smartest process to rescue erased or missing Outlook 2013 OST file and retrieves its emails, contacts, calendar, events, tasks, journals, etc on Windows system. The tool incorporated with read-only feature that provides safest way to extract OST file without modifying its original file structure in minutes. Including Outlook OST file, it is also used to regain deleted or missing Word files, presentations, compressed files, PST files, program files, media files and others efficiently on PC. Along with Outlook 2013 OST file, the application supports recovery of OST file belonging to other versions of Outlook such as Outlook 2000, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2010. You can install this software on Windows system running with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Steps to restore Outlook 2013 OST files:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery on Windows desktop or laptop
  • Run the software and stick to the onscreen instructions
  • Make use of “Deleted File Recovery” option to get back deleted Outlook 2013 OST file or use “Lost File Recovery” option to rescue lost OST file
  • The application scans and displays all the drives present on Windows
  • Select the partition from which you have to restore Outlook OST file and click on “Next” button
  • The program scans the entire partition and displays deleted / lost OST file from it
  • Mark the OST file that you want to recover back
  • At last, browse for the destination location to save retrieved OST file, however not to the same location from where the OST file has been recovered
  • The software also allows you to save recovered OST file to any external storage devices such as portable hard drive, flash drives and optical storage device like a CD or DVD

Helpful Tips:

  • Do not save any new data on HDD partition from where you have deleted or lost Outlook 2013 OST file in order to avoid data overwriting
  • Before formatting or reformatting system hard drive, confirm that you have taken backup for all the data saved in it including Outlook OST file
  • Always make sure that your PC is installed with genuine anti-virus software

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