Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office Outlook store your precious emails, contacts, notes, tasks, journals, attachments, and other significant data in PST (Personal Storage Table) file. The PST file works like a database. It stores data in various folders, like Inbox, Outbox, and Sent Items. You can also add special folders to categorize your data. If you delete any mail from the PST file, it goes to the Deleted Items folder and you can restore the file from there, if required. However, in case you bypass the Deleted Items folder or empty the Deleted Items folder, the mail can not be restored. In such situations, deleted Email recovery solutions are required to get your precious emails recovered.
Since Outlook Personal storage file works as a database, the data is restored within the file and an index is created to access it. The index points to every data item in the database. Index works as a file system and Microsoft Outlook uses it to locate and access data. In case the index is not working properly or damaged, the emails can not be accessed from the the PST.
When you remove any email using the Shift + Delete button and bypassing the Deleted Items folder or emptying the Deleted Items folder, it is not deleted permanently by Outlook. Only the listing of the particular mail is removed from the index. The mail is still there in the Personal storage file. However, it can not be accessed because Microsoft Outlook is unable to find the index entry of particular item.
In this cases, the space occupied by the deleted email is declared as ‘whitespace’. The mails are deleted permanently only when you Compact the PST file after removing the mail. Compacting the file recovers the whitespace and shrinks the PST file. If the Outlook data file has more than 20% of whitespace, it gets compacted automatically.
Recover Deleted Emails:
· Restore accidentally deleted emails and other items from Deleted Items folder.
· Restore PST file from backup.
· Use third-party deleted email recovery software to scan the affected PST file and extract lost items from it.
The deleted mail recovery programs use powerful scanning techniques to ensure absolute recovery of deleted emails. They offer secure and simple recovery with read-only conduct and attractive user interface.
Stellar Phoenix Deleted Email Recovery is an excellent solution to successfully recover your precious emails from PST file. The software works well with Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP), and 2000. It recoups emails, notes, tasks, contacts, attachments, rules, calendar entries, and all other PST file objects.