How to Recover Outlook Address Book in PST?

“Recently I switched to new desktop with Outlook 2010 on it. I have configured my old account successfully and imported PST file from Outlook 2007 onto it. All my emails and other attributes are there but Address Book is missing. I had many contacts and mailing list in there, which is now unavailable. Is it possible to recover Outlook address book from PST file as I don’t have any backup?”

It is not possible to memorize every persons' detail; it becomes necessary to take down the details in day-to-day business needs. MS Outlook is featured with useful option as Address book to make ease of holding contact details at one place. Address book can save information about a person to whom user have transaction of emails or to send messages, meeting and task request. Moreover, with MS Outlook, user is facilitated to dial phone number assigned to address book contact and save call time and also keep its record in journal folder. When Contacts are not available in Outlook address book then you have to check and set two things correctly, that is:

Number 1: Whether Outlook address book is added to profile: Open Address Book list from mail profiles; for Outlook 2007, go to Tools → Account Setting → tab Address Books and for Outlook 2010 and 2013, switch to File → Account Settings… → select Address Books tab. If your Outlook Address Book is already added then mark contact folder as Outlook Address Book, otherwise press New or Add button. Then select 'Additional Address Book' and go next. Now choose 'Outlook Address Book' and press Next. It will prompt you to close Outlook and restart it to take effect. Press OK and restart Outlook to add service.

Number 2: Whether Contact folder is marked as Outlook Address Book: By adding Outlook Address Book service into profile, user can make any contact folder shown in Address Book. Just right click Contact folder and select Properties → select Outlook Address Book tab → choose option by showing this folder as email Address. By now you should be in the position to select Contact by using Address Book.

Now, let us see some causes behind loss of Outlook Address Book:

Outlook saves Address Book, RSS feeds, inbox, calendar, notes, etc. in PST file and size of PST file differs from version to version. Normally Address Book gets lost when PST file is severely corrupted due to malware attack, file header corruption, oversized, Outlook malfunctioning, interruptions when Outlook up gradation or abruptly terminating Outlook application. In such situations, it is better to use reliable Outlook repair tool to regain Outlook Address Book from PST file.

Software to recover Outlook Address Book from PST:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool assists user to recover Address Book from corrupted PST files in Outlook by repairing it. It has potential to fix PST and OST files in Outlook 2003, 2000, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions. With safe and secure module it quickly scans Outlook PST file and recovers data without altering source file. Along with Address Book item, it can recover emails, notes, tasks, RSS feeds, mailbox folder, and other attributes from Outlook PST and OST files. This utility recovers Outlook Address Book and other folders from PST file on Windows desktop running with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Furthermore, user can preview regained Address Book and confirm capability of software before even purchasing.


Procedure to recover Outlook Address Book:

  • Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool on Windows computer
  • Run the software and follow the instruction as given on window
  • On main screen you will get three options namely, 'Open PST file', 'Find PST File' and 'Select Outlook Profile'
  • Open PST file- Select this option to open and locate PST file which have to be repaired
  • Find PST File- Choose this option, if you doesn't know the location, so choose the drive and click on 'Find' option
  • Select Outlook Profile- Select this option, if you have multiple Outlook profile and choose the one to be fixed
  • Choose either 'Normal Scan' or 'Smart Scan' option based on level of corruption
  • Upon selecting required scan technique, the tool will initiate scanning process
  • After completion of repair process, application will display a message regarding successful scanning with all items recovered
  • Retrieved items will be displayed in Outlook styled interface
  • Now, to save this file contents activate the product key

Consider these Points:

  • Do not share PST file on network drives
  • Keep your system virus free by downloading powerful anti virus tool

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