How to Restore Deleted Contacts Folder from Outlook 2003?

“I am using MS Outlook 2003 for past few years for both official and personal purpose. Unfortunately I shift deleted some unused personal folders in my Outlook 2003 profile. Along with it, I have removed important contacts folder. I don't have trace of contact folder in any destination, I am so frustrated. Is it possible to retrieve erased Outlook 2003 contacts folder with simple few steps? Awaiting for suggestions!!!”

MS Outlook 2003 contact are list of user detail present in address book. Usually, it keeps track of email address, phone numbers and other crucial info related to a person. It can store vast details about a user and other items by archiving in PST file. Outlook 2003 user often face accidental deletion of information and get annoyed about lost contact details. There are several situations where one can come across deletion of contact folders in Outlook 2003:

  • When PST file of Outlook 2003 exceeds its file size then it pops up an error. To debug it, user have to delete most wanted Outlook 2003 contacts folder
  • While archiving or unarchiving Outlook 2003 PST file, user may accidentally erase contacts folder
  • Suddenly shutting down the computer or abruptly ejecting Outlook 2003 app while working on Outlook may damage PST file resulting in loss of contact folder and other items folder
  • Sharing Outlook 2003 PST file on various network can corrupt that file and make it inaccessible

To avoid loss of important Outlook 2003 contacts and other attributes due to above listed scenarios, one should backup contacts and all other attributes of PST file in safe location. If user fails to have backup of important contacts then it is recommended to use reliable Outlook software to restore erased contact folder from Outlook 2003.

Tool to rescue deleted Outlook 2003 contacts folder:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair program can rescue deleted contact folder Outlook 2003 along with other items on Windows PC. It can recover contacts, emails, attachments, notes, tasks, Address Book item, RSS feeds, mailbox folder, and other items. With safe and secure module it quickly scans Outlook PST file and recovers data without altering source file. Along with Outlook 2003, it can easily fix PST and recover contacts from MS Outlook 2007, 2000, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365 versions. It can recover contact from storage device formatted with NTFS, NFTS5, FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT file systems. This utility is compatible on Windows computer running with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Moreover, user can preview recovered contacts and confirm whether it is restored or not.

Procedure to get back contacts folder from Outlook 2003:

  • Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool on Windows system
  • Run the software and follow the instructions as given on screen
  • On main screen you will get three options 'Open PST file', 'Find PST File' and 'Select Outlook Profile'
  • Select any of the required option from it and go further
  • Choose either 'Normal Scan' or 'Smart Scan' option based on level of corruption
  • Upon selecting the scan technique, the tool will initiate scanning process
  • After completion of repair process, application will display a message regarding sucess of repair with all items that are recovered
  • Retrieved item will be displayed in Outlook styled interface
  • Select important one and neglect unwanted ones


  • Confirm the selection of contacts folder in Outlook 2003 before deletion
  • Keep your Windows desktop free from virus by using powerful antivirus tool
  • Do not share PST file on any unknown computer
  • Terminate Outlook program properly after finishing your work

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