Recovering Outlook 2010 PST File

“I have configured many email accounts in Outlook 2010 application. While deleting unwanted profile, I blankly erased important profile. Now is it possible to get back deleted Outlook 2010 PST file on Windows system? If yes, then kindly suggest me the procedure to get it back, I will be very thankful for all suggestions?”

Losing Outlook PST file is not seen most of the times, unless the user doesn’t have complete knowledge about dealing with it. Usually, Outlook stores all mail information in .pst file on system hard drive. If there is multiple mail accounts associated with Outlook 2010 then there will be same number of profiles one for each mail account. However, sometimes users may end up deleting or losing PST file from Outlook 2010 and suffer loss of vital information. Scenarios that fetch such troublesome are listed out here:

  • While navigating through Microsoft Outlook folder under C drive, user may accidentally erase PST file in the process of performing other tasks
  • If system hard drive is infected by malware or spyware then it may cause missing of Outlook 2010 PST file from the drive
  • While migrating Outlook 2010 mail data from one computer to another, PST file will be copied on to some portable storage drive. If the storage drive is accidentally formatted or gets corrupted then PST file saved in it will be out of reach

When Outlook 2010 PST file is unreachable on any storage device, then it doesn’t mean that the file is lost forever. One can get back such lost or deleted Outlook 2010 PST file by means of eminent file recovery tool.

Outlook 2010 PST file restoration software:

With the increasing technology, today we can achieve even the impossible. Similarly, Outlook PST file that is unavailable can be get intact by using one of the brilliant software called, Yodot File Recovery. This program can recover Outlook 2010 PST file from various storage devices just by doing a simple scan. It is capable of even recovering deleted OST file, Word documents, Excel sheets, Paint files, PowerPoint presentations, Database files, PDFs, compressed files, basic media files, etc. just in short period. One can utilize this wonderful program to bring back lost files from pen drive, memory cards, external hard drive, SSD, FireWire drive and other storage components having FAT32, FAT16, ReFS, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. Windows users who run Windows OS 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 versions can install this application to accomplish file recovery.

Steps to retrieve PST file from Outlook 2010:

  • On your Windows computer download Yodot File Recovery application and install it
  • Run the software and when main screen appears, click for ‘Deleted File Recovery’ or ‘Lost File Recovery’ options based on PST file loss situation
  • Then, software scans and shows list of drives on Windows system, select appropriate drive from where Outlook 2010 PST file is to be recovered
  • And in next screen you can either specify .pst file type to recover or simply skip the step.
  • Skipping the step will make the software to recover all lost / deleted files along with PST file
  • When scanning completes restored files will get displayed under ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type view’ modes
  • Check for retrieved PST file and then save it to a target location

Avoid things like:

  • Accessing location of Outlook 2010 PST file on system hard drive without having minimal knowledge
  • Deleting any PST file without proper confirmation

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