“Hi everyone. I have lost all the Outlook contents and I don’t know how to recover missing Outlook contacts. Is there a way in which I can recover missing outlook contacts keeping all my files intact?”
There are many software applications to recover the Outlook contacts but the software which stands out among the rest is the Recover Outlook PST. Recover Outlook PST is the software with its user-friendly interface and high scanning mechanism helps identifying more than 300 file types.
What is Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook being a part of Microsoft Office suite is a Personal Information Manager which allows the user to record and access important personal information in a secure and sorted format. The Microsoft Outlook is generally an email client but can also store contacts, calendar, task manager, journals, web browsing and note-taking which can be used as a stand-alone application and also with Microsoft SharePoint Server or Microsoft Exchange Server where the number of users is multiple. One of the major features is that the developer can create their own custom software compatible with Microsoft Office and its suite. Microsoft Outlook is compatible with the various versions of Windows, Mac, and Android to name a few.
PST(Personal Storage Table) is an open file format controlled by Microsoft which is used to store the photocopy of the messages, calendar events and other Microsoft items. The file format provides free reversible messages and specifications and may be called as Off-line Storage Table and is represented in.ost format.
The maximum storage capacity is 2GB and once the file exceeds the limit an error message is displayed saying “.pst has reached maximum limit”. But presently after the modification of Microsoft Outlook 2003, the problem was solved by replacing the 32-bit pointers with 64-bit pointers and the maximum capacity is user-definable to a maximum of 20GB. IN 2010 the maximum size had been increased to a whopping 50GB.
How to know that the Outlook has been corrupted?
Although the Microsoft Outlook was secured but nowadays are prone to virus and malware which may corrupt the file and unintentional behavior may also be experienced by the user. Downloading from malicious websites can inflict the device with virus thus may result in lost/inaccessible files.
Unintentional formatting of the device deleted the all the contents of the drive, thus results in damaged data. Accidentally deleting the important file rather than the insignificant one can render lost files.
Abrupt termination of the transfer process prior to the completion of the transfer process can deliver inaccessible files. Unintentional shut down of the device while the transfer process is in pursuit.
The PST has limited size and oversizing can lead to corruption of data. Sharing the PST, when the user tries to access the PST at the same time but different users can render corrupt files.
Inbuilt Recovery process:
When the error of oversized PST appears there is tool PST2GB which has the capability to truncate the .pst file over 2GB. “scanpst.exe” is the recovery tool which has the capability to recover the files.
Why Recover Outlook PST?
The software has the ability to recover files created on Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007,2010,2013 and even on 2016 and also produces the repaired pst file in a 2003-2013 format which enables the user to import the formats very efficiently.
It fixes the issue of over-sized PST and also with the preview is provided in the Outlook style Browser. It can also recover files that have been password-protected and also compressed files and even which cannot be recovered using the inbuilt recovery tool.