Recover Images From Corrupted PST Files

Hi, two days back I get error while accessing emails from the Inbox. The error states that ‘Access is denied. You do not have the permission to access the files’. I was shocked and tried hard to open the mails but every time I failed. Then, I found that my Outlook PST file has been corrupted. Usually, all the data of Outlook like contacts, emails, calender items gets saved in the PST folder and thus I lost all the emails stored in the folder. It was a frustrating situation for me because I also lost the images attached with the emails. Those images was precious for me and thus I started looking for the solution to recover images from corrupted PST files.

There may be various issues behind the corruption of PST files which includes power failure, virus or malware attack , improper shutdown of Outlook application, over-sized PST file, abrupt or sudden system shutdown, hardware or software issues, improper installation of Outlook application and more.

The corrupted PST files are quite tricky to recover. At first, I tried to recover images from corrupted PST files by using an inbuilt utility of Microsoft Outlook named Inbox Repair Tool and run as Scanpst.exe. This tool checks for the damaged or corrupt PST file via scanning. It also provide the option to create backup of PST before executing the corrupt data. I followed the instructions given by this utility to recover the corrupt PST file. But, at last I didn’t get the output or result I wanted. The problem was still there. This utility failed to recover the PST file. After that I moved to manual steps provided on the Internet to recover images from corrupted PST files which are as follows :

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook
  2. Select Deleted or Corrupted Items Folder in the left pane from which you have lost your mails
  3. Move to File menu
  4. Under the Tools tab click on ‘Recover Deleted Items’ option
  5. Select the email items one by one that you want to recover and restore
  6. Tap on Recover Selected Items
  7. All the deleted or corrupt emails will be ‘restored back to their original location

The manual steps are little bit complicated and somehow I failed to recover the corrupt PST file. Then, one of my friend recommended to use ‘Outlook PST Repair Tool‘ . It is a very reliable tool which is compatible with all the versions of Windows operating system like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8. Because of its user friendly interface, I didn’t get any problem while installing this tool into my system. I launched this application and clicked the ‘Start’ button to initialize the scanning process. After scanning gets completed I successfully recovered corrupted PST files and images stored in the file. If you want to recover images from corrupted PST file then use this tool.

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