Being an MS Outlook user, you may face a situation where you have lost your Outlook contacts either due to accidental deletion or due to PST corruption. However, in case of accidental deletion, you can recover your deleted contacts from Deleted Items Folders. But, if you have deleted your contacts using Shift+ Delete combination then those contacts bypasses from the deleted item folder and you will lose the chance to recover them from the Deleted Item Folder.
Also, in some cases, Outlook user lose contacts from their Outlook profile due to PST file corruption. PST file is personal storage table which store all the Outlook attributes. When PST file gets damaged all the contacts becomes completely inaccessible. So, if you are the one who has lost/deleted all your contacts due to PST file corruption then no need to worry, as there is a way to recover Outlook contacts.
Reasons which are responsible for PST file corruption:
- Spyware or malware infection on Outlook PST file is the most common reason for PST file corruption.
- In case, the PST file size reached its maximum size limit, then also it gets corrupt.
- The sudden termination of Outlook application also leads to PST file corruption.
- Power surge while opening your PST file.
- MS Outlook up-gradation from one version to another might result in PST file corruption.
- PST file header corruption due to unknown errors.
- Other reasons include application failure, network inconsistency, registry errors and so on
How to get back contacts from corrupt PST file?
Though Microsoft provides an inbuilt PST Repair tool called “scanpst.exe” to fix corrupt PST file. Usually, this tool fails to fix PST file which is severely corrupted or damaged. At this stage in order to repair severely corrupted PST file and to restore Microsoft Outlook contacts, you need some powerful PST Repair tool such as Microsoft Outlook Contacts Recovery. This application is designed to fix severely corrupt PST file and to recover deleted Outlook folder elements such as calendar, contacts, emails, notes, journals, folders, etc.
Microsoft Outlook Contacts Recovery tool has a user-friendly interface through which even a nontechnical user can fix and recover Outlook contacts from corrupt or inaccessible PST file. Using this tool, a user can restore Microsoft Outlook contacts only in few mouse clicks. The software will not only retrieve Outlook contacts, but you can even retrieve emails from PST file along with other Outlook attributes such as Notes, Tasks, Calendar entries, etc. that too within the short span of time. Additionally, using this tool, the user can repair PST file created on all Outlook versions like Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. It's the fastest recovery app which will get back Outlook contacts in a very limited period. With the help of this recovery utility, you can also recover deleted contacts from Outlook 2016 data file by following few steps.
Outlook Recovery program provides two scanning methods, one is NORMAL scan and another one is SMART scan. Both these options prove to be effective to perform Microsoft Outlook contacts recovery. A user can choose any one of these on the basis of the PST file corruption. The Normal scan is for minor PST corruption and a Smart scan is for severe PST corruption. The software generates a new fresh copy of PST file during the repair process and after the completion of the repair, it displays all the recovered Outlook items like calendar entries, contacts, notes, emails etc. Visit this webpage http://www.outlookrecovery-tool.com/email.html to enquire about Outlook email recovery.
Things to remember:
- Maintain a backup of your PST files before upgrading to Outlook version.
- Delete unwanted contacts and other elements to reduce the size of the PST file, it will help you to avoid PST oversized problem.
- Install a powerful antivirus program to get rid of the deadly viruses.
- Use strong power source to avoid sudden termination of Outlook application.
Note: This tool is also capable to recover deleted tasks in Outlook 2010 with ease. Visit here to know how to recover deleted tasks in Outlook 2010: http://www.outlookrecovery-tool.com/deleted-tasks-in-2010.html
Steps to Recover Contacts from Outlook PST File:
Step 1: To restore Microsoft Outlook contacts, you need to download this software and install it on your computer. After launching the tool, the main window appears as shown in figure 1.
Figure 1: Main Window
Step 2: From this screen, search for the corrupt PST file and then select it to perform Microsoft Outlook contacts recovery.
Figure 2: Select PST File
Step 3: From this screen, select either Normal Scan or Smart Scan option. After selecting either of the two, click on Repair button. Lastly, you will see a popup window indicating your Outlook PST file is repaired as shown in figure 3. After the scanning process, the software generates a fresh new copy of PST file, which contains all your recovered contacts.
Figure 3: List of Recovered Contacts