How to recover deleted emails and repair corrupt PST files for Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft long ago created the PST file format for Windows. Short for a “personal storage table,” these files have been designed to store items such as calendar events, contacts, and email. You’ll often find PSTs through native Windows programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange Client, and Windows Messaging. 

A missing or corrupted PST file could cause significant disruptions if you’re even a casual user of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook, or Windows Messaging. Unfortunately, problems with these types of files occur, although there are ways to possibly restore or fix them, including using one of the best data recovery tools.