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Need to recover corrupt Outlook pst/ost file


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#1 m.hoyer

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:50 AM

My Outlook .ost/.pst file has been corrupted recently and I really need to recover it, if I can.  Looking for suggestions on recovery software/procedures.   Thanks to all!



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:56 AM

How recently and do you take backups?

 

If you take backups it's probably best to recover the uncorrupted version from a backup and then allow your messages since that time to download again (presuming IMAP access).


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

I had a fairly recent back up, but that seems to have been corrupted, as well.  It really is quite frustrating!  Outlook tells me that the file from which I'm trying to restore is not an Outlook file.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:51 AM

Well...it cannot be a corrupt Outlook file...and not be an Outlook file.

 

What is rthe exact wording on the error messages you have received?

 

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

 C:\User\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\m.hoyer@wippell.com.bak.pst is not an Outlook data file (.pst).






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