Lost Task Recovery from MS Outlook

"Hi, I have come across an unusual thing; when I opened my Outlook PST file, Tasks on it were missing. I do not know how tasks went missing from my Outlook profile all of a sudden. I had created and scheduled a number of Tasks which I need back somehow. Please help me with a solution to find lost Tasks from Microsoft Outlook. Thanks in advance…"

If you are not finding Tasks in Outlook PST file, then you can try resetting Outlook view by navigating to View and then click on Reset Views option.

Still, if you are unable to find lost Tasks in Outlook, then there might be a chance that your task is deleted. So, try to recover your deleted task item.

How to Recover Deleted Task in Outlook?

Step 1: In Outlook, go to email folder list and expand the Deleted Items folder.

Step 2: Find your deleted task and right-click on it.

Step 3: Click on Move button and choose Tasks.

Unfortunately, above method won’t help in recovering the task item that is permanently deleted.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Task in Outlook?

Step 1: Run Outlook and select Home.

Step 2: Click on Recover Deleted Items from Server option.

Step 3: Select the task item which you want to recover and choose, Restore Selected Items.

Your task is now recovered from the Recoverable Items folder, and it will be automatically moved to Deleted Items folder. So, go back to Deleted Items folder, and move the task to Tasks folder.

If you fail to find your tasks even after implementing the above technique, then it seems something is wrong with Outlook data file. From Outlook archive, you can retrieve Tasks lost in that case. If Tasks on Outlook were scheduled for future usage, then you will not find them in the archive.

If you have taken backup of Outlook data file, then you can recover lost Tasks on Outlook using it. You can even try restoring lost Tasks from Outlook OST file which had been saved on your computer.

Don’t lose hopes, if nothing works for you to retrieve your lost Tasks from Outlook. There are many situations where tasks may get lost or go missing from Outlook PST file all of a sudden. However, you can find lost Tasks on MS Outlook PST file after they are lost due to any reason or after Outlook data file corruption using Yodot Outlook PST Repair software.

Software to Find Lost Tasks in Outlook:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair software helps you to recover Tasks missing from Outlook account after they get lost or after PST file corruption. This utility is capable to retrieve Tasks from Outlook PST and OST file. This program is able to get back not only Tasks but also other attributes from Outlook data file like contacts, calendar, mail, RSS feeds, journals, attachments and other attributes from your computer. You can restore personal folders in Outlook data file in which you have stored customized emails from particular senders using this tool. It supports to retrieve tasks disappeared in outlook 2010, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2013 and 2016 versions. The application is compatible to work with Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 OS versions on your PC's.

Moreover, there are other Yodot utilities that come handy when you delete important files accidentally on your Windows system. These products can even help when you cannot find Visio files, pictures, Office files, videos and other media data.

Steps to Recover Lost Tasks from Outlook:

Step 1: Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair software on your computer.

Step 2: Run the tool and select,

  • Open PST file – If PST file location is known
  • Find PST file – If PST file location is unknown
  • Select Outlook Profile – If you have multiple Outlook profiles

Main Screen

Step 3: After selecting Outlook PST file, choose the scanning technique as well location to save fixed file and click on Repair button.

Hit Repair Button

The software scans Outlook PST file and displays result in few minutes. View recovered lost Tasks and other attributes from Outlook PST file.

Outlook Tasks can get lost from PST file or whole Outlook data file only will not open sometimes due to Outlook PST file corruption.

Causes for Tasks Disappeared in Outlook Data File Are Listed Below:

  • PST File Oversize: Outlook PST file can grow more than stipulated file size limit. If you do not bother to notice exceeding file size limit and take necessary steps when data piles upon it; you will lose access to tasks and other items on MS Outlook PST file
  • Virus Infection: Virus, malware or spyware attacks may infect Microsoft Outlook data file and some attributes may be lost including Tasks from Outlook
  • Improper Compression: You should compress Outlook PST file to reduce its file size as just deleting data from Outlook is not enough. If you do not use proper compression technique, then Outlook PST file may get corrupted resulting in missing of important Tasks saved in it
  • Sudden Power Failure: If power fails all of a sudden while Outlook application is in use, then MS Outlook PST file may get damaged due to abrupt closure of Outlook profile resulting in loss of Tasks

Things to Remember:

  • Make a habit of backing up Outlook PST file frequently. This helps you to restore Tasks in case of loss or file corruption
  • Keep away Outlook PST files from virus or malware threats using efficient antivirus software to avoid losing Tasks and other attributes from Outlook

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