Recovery for Outlook

Data recovery software for corrupted Microsoft® Outlook mailboxes


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Recovery for Outlook

Recovery for Outlook repairs corrupted Outlook mailboxes (.pst). The program also supports Exchange Offline Storage Files (.ost).

Supported Outlook versions:
2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 98 and 97

Attention: make backup copies of corrupted file(s) before recovery

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Version 3.2
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Recovery for Outlook repairs corrupted Outlook mailboxes (.pst). The program also supports Exchange Offline Storage Files (.ost).

Supported Outlook versions:
2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 98 and 97

The recovered data is saved into a new Personal Storage File (.pst) format file. PST files are readable with Outlook or other compatible email client.

New major feature: view and selectively extract mailbox items using the Recovery for Outlook Data Browser.

Free Demo

Download a free demo version of Recovery for Outlook.

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New in Recovery for Outlook 3.2:

Standard features:

Data Browser

Data Browser is a new feature bundled with the product, available from the same program group where Recovery for Outlook is installed. It is a separate granular data recovery utility to view and extract individual items from mailbox.

Always try the Data Browser if...

Tip: Recovery for Outlook Data Browser can be used as a preview and recovery tool on both corrupted and healthy files.


System Requirements



Recovery for Outlook Description

Recovery for Outlook is designed for effective data recovery from corrupted Microsoft Outlook mailboxes. Using Recovery for Outlook allows to avoid the loss of important information. Nowadays Microsoft Outlook textual processor is the most widespread tool for creation any types of mailboxes, including corporate mailboxes.

Recovery for Outlook scans, analyzes the corrupted file and exports all available data from the file. If the mailbox is strongly damaged, some data loss is inevitable. All restored data is saved into a new pst mailbox. After the recovery the mailbox becomes available for processing. Recovery for Outlook repairs folders and messages, notes and contacts, tasks and calendar items, file attachments and so on.

The important fact is that the program only analyzes the damaged file and does not change the original data. Recovery for Outlook works with text files of various formats: Microsoft Outlook mailboxes of different versions (.pst, .ost files).

What if no data to recover detected in your damaged outlook file? You can order a file review by our technical team. In some cases it is possible to retrieve data only manually.

Recovery for Outlook Tool Demo Explained

The demo result allows to evaluate recoverability of a particular corrupted outlook mailbox.

There are two typical outcomes of using the demo results:

  1. A limited amount of actual data will be fixed from the damaged outlook file. Other fixed data will be presented as placeholders labeled "demo";
  2. Data analysis will find the mailbox impossible to fix. "No data to recover" message will be shown in that case.

OfficeRecovery Fix and Recover Outlook Files

At first a very important point is to define whether your pst or ost file is corrupted. A outlook file is corrupted when it has inconsistencies that make it impossible to open it with Microsoft Outlook. If while trying to open your pst or ost file you got an error message or the application crashed or the file could open as a mix of random characters, all these are typical symptoms of your outlook file corruption.

The good news is that in most cases a half of corrupted outlook files aren't lost completely. And Recovery for Outlook was exactly created to fix and restore the remaining non-corrupted data from damaged pst or ost files. You will get your data back and will be able to open it with Microsoft Outlook without any errors.

Using Recovery for Outlook

  1. Backup the corrupted mailbox(s) before proceeding with any recovery activities. Use reliable non-local media such as CD or network drive to store backups.
  2. Start Recovery for Outlook.
  3. Select the Recover... item in the File menu. A file selection dialog will open.
  4. Select the mailbox corrupted and press "Recover" button.
  5. Wait until the file processing is completed.
  6. When prompted, save the recovered mailbox, assigning it a new name. By default, Recovery for Outlook adds "Recovered" to the file name, i.e. "Corrupted mailbox.pst" will be saved as "Recovered Corrupted mailbox.pst"

Questions And Answers

Q: Can Recovery for Outlook repair my Outlook mailbox?
A: The effective way to find out if a Outlook mailbox is recoverable is to try the demo version of Recovery for Outlook on it. Visit the Demo page for a free copy of the demo.

Product specifications with lists of items recovered and not recovered is available at the Product Information page.

Note: Always backup your original corrupted Outlook mailbox before proceeding with any recovery activity!

Q: What limitations does the demo version of Recovery for Outlook have?
A: The demo version recovers only three letters in the broken mailbox while replacing data in other elements with demo placeholder. File attachments (if any) are not recovered by demo. Commercial version will recover all the files possible.

No additional element or feature of the original corrupted mailbox is recovered by commercial version of Recovery for Outlook if not present in demo output.

Q: I have tried the demo. How do I decide whether to purchase the full version of Recovery for Outlook?
A: Evaluating the results of demo recovery can help in making the decision.

Q: What are the differences between product licenses?
A: Details of current licensing scheme are described at the Licensing page.

Q: Why do results of recovery contain less data than the original Outlook mailbox?
A: This is normal. The damaged parts of your Outlook mailbox will convert to zero size on output. The other common reason of file size decrease is when some of features of the original mailbox are not supported and therefore absent from the recovered mailbox.
Demo-recovered mailbox is smaller because it mostly consists of demo placeholders than actual data.
Q: Running Recovery for Outlook from command line (through Windows Start -> Run menu).
A: If your license type is Enterprise or Service, you can run Recovery for Outlook from command line and use these calls in your batch files. Standard version does not support command line. The format for command line call is:

olr.exe <original filename with path> "<path to directory to store the recovered file(s)>"
(without angle brackets).

Please note that the directory for recovered file(s) should be created before starting the recovery.

Command line mode supports patterns '*' (replaces group of symbols) and '?' (replaces one symbol).

Q: Recovery for Outlook processes the file but when the recovered mailbox is opened, it is blank. What's wrong?
A: This is a known issue. Sometimes a file writing problem could occur when the recovered file is blank after the recovery is complete.

Most often this occurs when there is antiviral software installed and activated on the user's computer. To fix the problem deactivate temporarily the antiviral software and restart the mailbox recovery procedure.

As soon as the recovered file is saved it is necessary to re-activate the antiviral software.

Q: What is the difference between Recovery for Outlook and Microsoft ScanPST utility? Does the result of the recovery improve if using both programs?
A: Microsoft ScanPST utility also known as InboxRepair tool is a powerful program for restoring mailboxes. However, there are certain kinds of corruption which cannot be fixed by this utility, e.g. a partial demolition of the internal file's structure.

The fundamental difference between ScanPST and Recovery for Outlook is that ScanPST eliminates incorrect structures from the PST file, while Recovery for Outlook tries to restore and fix them. Therefore it is strongly recommended not to run ScanPST on the original corrupted file to prevent data loss.

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