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How to Recover Microsoft Outlook After a Crash

The article intends to help you recover your Microsoft Outlook data after your hard drive has crashed. The methods described in the article are simple and reliable. It is still recommended that users follow the instructions carefully to successfully restore Outlook data and without facing common Microsoft Outlook problems.

Have you lost important mails and other Outlook data after a system crash? Do you need help recovering that lost Outlook data but don’t know how? Don’t worry as we have brought a comprehensive guide that will help you recover your lost Outlook data without the Microsoft technical help. It is recommended that users must backup their data to an external hard disk drive, flash drive etc. before they format their crashed hard drive or system.


Download and run an automatic Outlook recovery tool from a trusted website. You select from a wide range of available tools including DiskInternals Mail Recovery, Outlook Repair (by, FILE RECOVERY 3.2, Kernel Date Recovery Software, Quick Recovery for MS Outlook, and Recovery for Outlook among others. You can opt for a free or paid version as per your convenience. Once you have zeroed on a particular program, go to its website, and download the latest version. Save the file to a location like Desktop where it is easily accessible from. When done, open the file and run. Follow the wizard’s instructions and initiate the process. Wait until the process finishes and recovers the lost Outlook data. Once you have recovered the Outlook data, go ahead and reformat your computer or hard drive.

If you were using Microsoft Exchange Server with Outlook before the system crashed, then you can easily recover your Outlook data by creating a new profile. Here we assume that you have already backed up all your data. Once you have reformatted your system or hard drive, open Outlook and create a new profile. Since you have been using Outlook, we assume that you know how to create a new profileaccount in Microsoft Outlook. Once you have created a new profile, connect to the Microsoft Exchange Server, and all your Outlook data including emails, calendar, contacts etc. will start downloading to your email account. Wait until the process finishes.

Additional Tips:

You can also download and install Email Undelete. This automatic tool gives you 3 options that include Recover email after a disk crash, Repair email database, and Address Book Recovery. If you just want to recover emails, choose the first option. If you just want your email database to be repaired, use second option. Otherwise, choose the third option.

It is recommended to back up your data (all the date and not just Outlook) on a regular basis to avoid facing problems like that. Technical life of a computer or the associated devices is prone to glitches like these. Therefore, practice safe computing.

Article Source Link by Kumar Gandharva Jha