Retrieve Outlook Attachments from Windows 7

Have you ever come across a situation where you received few attachments via email in Outlook mailbox and lost those emails next time when you opened Outlook? it is nowhere found; anonymously disappeared without a trace. Now is there anything that can bring back Outlook attachments on my Windows 7 system.

To avoid this kind of situation it is better to save file attachments before opening them to edit. The right way to proceed is right click the attachment and click on Save As and then then store the attachment files on Windows 7 hard drive instead of double clicking the attachment to open it. Once the file is saved, user can edit it and attach the file to outgoing email to send it.

User may accidentally lose their Outlook attachments on Windows 7 OS in unexpected ways. Here is a possible method to get back lost emails and its attachments:

Method 1: Firstly locate the folder path stored in registry using following key

Registry key path for Outlook 2010 is, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security

Method 2: Get into folder > open OutlookSecureTempFolder registry key. Now copy the path from the key and open Windows File Explorer by pasting the address in Address Bar and hit on Enter.

Reason behind losing Outlook attachments on Windows 7:

PST file save attachments, Address Book, calendar, notes, RSS feeds, inbox, etc. and size of PST file differs from version to version. Normally attachments gets lost when PST file is severely corrupted due to virus attack, file header corruption, oversized, Outlook program malfunctioning and many other. Occurrence of interruption during Outlook upgradation or abruptly terminating Outlook application will lead to PST file corruption on which it will lose attachment files. Another main reason is accidental deletion of items present in Outlook inbox. In such situations, it is better to use reliable Outlook repair tool to regain Outlook attachments from PST file.

Utility to restore Outlook attachments from Windows 7:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair software can effectively mend PST file and bring back lost or erased Outlook attachments from it on Windows 7 operating system. With safe and secure module it quickly scans Outlook PST file and recovers data without altering source file. It can easily fix PST and OST files on various versions of Outlook such as 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Along with attachments, it can recover emails, notes, tasks, Address Book item, RSS feeds, mailbox folder, and other attributes from both Outlook PST and OST files. This utility can even recover Outlook attachments and other folders by fixing PST file after compacting 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. It can also restores files from storage device formatted with NFTS5, NFTS, FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT file systems. Furthermore, user can preview regained attachments and confirms whether it is retrieved or not.

Steps to retrieve Outlook attachments from Windows 7:

  • Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool on Windows 7 computer
  • Run the software and follow the instruction as given on screen
  • On main screen you will get three options that is '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 the scanning process
  • After completion of repair process, the application will display a message regarding the success of repair with all items that are recovered
  • The retrieved item will be displayed in Outlook styled interface
  • Select the important one and neglect the unwanted one

Prominent Tips:

  • Keep your Windows 7 system virus free by using powerful antivirus software
  • Do not share PST file on any unknown computer

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