I Lost My Outlook Data File, What to do?

Generally, disappearance of Outlook file occurs due to human mistakes or logical conflicts on system. If any of below listed instances takes place in absence of Outlook data backup then user has to face critical data crisis:

  • Executing Shift and Delete keys combination on Outlook data file
  • Re-installing Operating System
  • Converting file system of logical drive where Outlook data file is stored
  • Running anti-malware program when Outlook data files are severely infected with viruses

Let’s discuss a real-time experience of a user regarding missing Outlook data file;

“Need help; I was accessing Outlook on my Windows PC since 3-4 years. Today, when I started Outlook and tried to open data file, a message emerged saying there is no file. I have configured Outlook to work in offline mode also. This morning, I tried to locate even OST file, but got failed. I think Outlook data files are missing or might be unknowingly got deleted. Now I want my lost Outlook data file, if anybody from you guys know any suitable method to recover disappeared Outlook data file (i.e. OST and PST), then please suggest me. Thanks in advance.”

To deal with above-like cases, you can make use of third-party recovery application like Yodot File Recovery. To get any details before you use the tool, you can read next lines of this page.

About recovery program:

Yodot File Recovery – This software offers easiest and smartest way of retrieving erased or missing Outlook data file and its attributes like emails, contacts, calendar, events, tasks, journals, etc on Windows system. This program is integrated with read-only trait that provides safest and secured extraction of OST as well as PST file in minutes, without modifying its original file structure. Including Outlook files, it can also be used to rescue deleted or missing Word files, presentations, compressed files, program files, media files and more efficiently on Windows based computers.

Step-wise instructions for restoring Outlook data file:

First, go to this link in order to install Yodot File Recovery on Windows PC >> Choose “Lost File Recovery” option from main screen >> Click on the drive from where Outlook data files are missing and hit “Next” >> Mention .pst and .ost in search tab >> After scan, view retrieved Outlook data files using “Data View” or “File Type View” options >> At end, click on Save to store extracted Outlook data files in desired destination (On another drive to avoid data overwrite)