.pst File Recovery


  • I know this is the wrong place to ask this, but there isn't an XP forum now.  Under XP Pro, if you delete a user profile, is there any way to recover the .pst files that were stored there?






    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 7:58 PM



    The .pst file which you have recovered might be corrupt. Don’t jump into a conclusion that the emails might be overwritten without testing the .pst files further. You can very well get back the email messages inside the .pst file by repairing the .pst file using a right tool.


    You can use PST Repair Software to repair such corrupted .pst files.




    PST Repair


    Tuesday, June 03, 2008 6:16 AM

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  • Hi kwfogo

        You need a software for recovering deleted files and folders. Best of all acording to my experiences is Easy Recovery Pro




    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 9:24 PM
  • Thanks for the information.  I was able to retrieve the .pst files, but not all of them had data in them.  I suspect they had already been overwritten.  I will have ammo next time though!!


    Thanks again,




    Friday, December 14, 2007 8:00 PM

    You are welcome. Please do not forget to accept the post that worked for you as an answer



    Friday, December 14, 2007 8:04 PM

    The .pst file which you have recovered might be corrupt. Don’t jump into a conclusion that the emails might be overwritten without testing the .pst files further. You can very well get back the email messages inside the .pst file by repairing the .pst file using a right tool.


    You can use PST Repair Software to repair such corrupted .pst files.




    PST Repair


    Tuesday, June 03, 2008 6:16 AM
  • Hi,


    You can try a popular Outlook recovery tool called Advanced Outlook Repair to repair your PST file. It is a powerful tool to recover messages, folders and other objects from corrupt or damaged Microsoft Outlook PST files.


    Detailed information about Advanced Outlook Repair can be found at


    And you can also download a free demo version at





    Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:56 PM
  • PST Repair Vista and Outlook 2007 Repair softwares provide the best features to repair the lost Outlook express password. It is one of the most wanted software to repair and recover the e-mail messages. You can try it now.

    Monday, August 03, 2009 12:25 PM
  • A PST is the data file used to store all your messages, calendar events, and other items in Microsoft Outlook and other Microsoft software.
    PST files are extremely important for your mails.
    PST store the 32 bit CRC32 hash value of the password entered by the user. When a PST file is opened using any version of Outlook it’ll check the hash value 

    stored in it. If this hash value is 0 the file will be opened without any password requirements. 

    The problem with CRC32 hash is the fact that a lot of strings can have the same CRC32 hash.This means for a single 32 bit hash value there will be a lot of 

    different but correct passwords!

    I can refer you a link which can help you to recover lost PST password efficiently.

    SysInfoTools PST Password Recovery tools is user friendly graphical interface and equipped with safe algorithms. All the techniques are safe and 

    non-destructive to maintain complete data integrity. 
    SysInfoTools PST Password Recovery Software is the best utility to recover lost PST file password.

    It can recover PST Password for files created with Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000. 

    Friday, July 02, 2010 4:30 PM
  • Probably it may happen that your PST file becomes inaccessible or gets corrupted. But still the recovery of lost PST files is possible. You can easily recover them back by using third party PST repair tool. This PST repair tool not only repair corrupted PST files but also recovers and restores them all in hierarchical manner.  

    Monday, January 31, 2011 10:22 AM
  • Kernel for PST Recovery is necessary to have tool for all MS Outlook users. The tool successfully recovers damaged, corrupt or lost PST files and retrieves entire information saved in it. Various issues like disk corruption, broken PST file, and size limit errors etc lead to PST file corruption and data loss. This utility is easy to use and efficiently recovers complete email data including To, CC, BCC, From, Subject, Date, calendar entries, contacts, notes, journals etc. for more information

    • Proposed as answer by mmichael2 Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:54 AM
    • Edited by mmichael2 Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:59 AM
    Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:53 AM
  •  If your PST file not get overwritten, then you can easily recover all of them safely using an effective software known as PST repair Tool. You can download the free version of the software to see your recoverable files to get them safely. For more information, you can visit to:
    Monday, December 24, 2012 8:34 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Allen Minogue Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:42 PM
    Saturday, October 05, 2013 2:14 AM
  • Make use of outlook recovery solution. It's from Recovery Toolbox for Outlook professional suite. Tool will bring you powerful errors detection engine with all its functionalities for recovering .pst files. Software is commercial, but if the number of lost .pst files doesn't exceed 5 files it would be free for you on
    Friday, December 27, 2013 8:46 PM
  • scanpst.exe is the last free option to repair inaccessible pst file, if this application did not work for you then you can try this free trial version of outlook pst recovery software. It is available as a free to try version.
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    Friday, January 03, 2014 9:47 AM
  • Outlook Mail Recovery (.pst) is a powerful and efficient Microsoft Outlook recovery tool. The primary function is recovery of (.pst) files for Microsoft Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. For more information:
    • Proposed as answer by sylviejames Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:02 PM
    Saturday, January 04, 2014 8:07 AM
  •  Microsoft Outlook has a built in facility to repair pst file which is Inbox repair Tool. you can repair corrupt pst file by run this tool. If this method can't give you solution you can apply a Third party Tool to repair pst file with successfully and easily. fore more info visit
    Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:07 PM
  • Although Microsoft Outlook offers scanpst tool to validate and fix the issues in damaged .pst file. But, there are some situations when scanpst.exe tool fails to recover data from severely corrupted outlook.pst file. 

    At this point third party program may help, for example Outlook Repair Toolbox

    You may get its free demo version at:
    Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:52 PM
  • An efficient method to repair the pst file and recover emails is described here

    • Proposed as answer by alinamartin Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:05 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by alinamartin Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:14 AM
    • Edited by John Dyson Tuesday, July 08, 2014 5:43 AM
    Monday, May 12, 2014 6:42 AM
  • You can try Remo Recover in order to recover .pst file in an effective way as this has been designed with many advanced features…

    Friday, May 23, 2014 12:56 AM
  • You can use scanpst.exe to repair your damaged MS Outlook pst file successfully. If scanpst.exe fails to repair your damaged pst file successfully. Go to to download pst repair tool to repair your corrupt pst file successfully.
    Monday, June 02, 2014 9:30 AM
  • If such an error takes place while opening PST files, this might be a corruption case. I'm little sure about the corruption here as the user followed the things asked in the error with no luck. SCANPST.EXE, the Inbox Repair tool for MS Outlook, can play an important role in this situation. It can fix the PST files if they are corrupted. Sometimes it may fail if the files are severely corrupted. In such situation, some third-party PST repair tools can be useful.

    I would recommend Outlook Repair Toolbox to repair corrupted PST files.

    To read more about this tool and download its free demo version, visit:

    Tuesday, July 01, 2014 5:03 PM