How to repair outlook PST file without any software

How to repair outlook PST file without any software

If you are looking for any information about the usage of the Outlook PST repair tools, you are at the right place. Many times it happens that due to less storage space available in your system you have to clean up your files which resulted into deletion or corruption of PST file. So this tutorial will help you out to know how to repair outlook PST however there is no need of using any third party tool as well. Sometimes you can fix outlook PST without any software by following some simple steps. As we all know that Microsoft has provided free conversion tool which helps us to convert OST file to PST file format which results in successful recovery of data from offline storage table (.ost) files created with earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook. We provide the complete process of how to repair outlook PST file.

To know more about the free OST converter tool go through this link: How to Convert OST File to PST- Top 7 Free Tool

If you are not able to open or access your Outlook email folders and items then follow these steps. These procedures will help you in recovering corrupted, damage or inaccessible outlook PST file so that it can be used for future data recovery. Although if a large size of Outlook mailboxes is not accessible due any error reason then try with demo version of Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair software which scans first 20 items from each folder for free before purchasing full version of the program.

To use demo version of this application download the same from below links:

  • Download Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Trial Version
  • Download Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair OST to PST Converter Trial Version


Step 1: Do not use any third party tools of data recovery as you can recover your outlook PST without using any software. If you are unable to access the PST file then simple try with our demo version. We recommend that don’t save or store email files on the same drive where windows is installed because even if there will be few errors, it may create serious problem for future data recovery. So it’s better to avoid saving emails in same location and we would like to say that you should create separate drive or partition for storing email files because this will give you easy access to them in future. So it is advised that save your emails on any other drive which has enough space so that you can easily access the same without hassles.

Step 2: Once it’s done, now right click on outlook shortcut and select “Properties”. You’ll get a pop up box open which contains various options including “open outlook database” tab. Check marks this option and click ok button.

Now whenever you want to launch Outlook application directly from command prompt, just type outlook.exe/safe and hit Enter Key


Step 3: Now we need to open outlook database file which is used to store various data of Outlook email, contacts, calendars and other items. For opening this file follow these steps: – Type outlook.exe/recover in command prompt

Step 4: As you type “outlook.exe / recover” in command box then it will automatically open your default .pst (Outlook PST) file. If it doesn’t open automatically then navigate to C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook or for Windows XP user go to C:\Documents and Settings\<user-name>\Local Settings\Application Data \Microsoft \Outlook (Note: User name mentioned must be replaced by actual username)

Step 5: Once you opened the PST file, Click on File >> Get Mail. It will get the list of all the email ids present in PST file so that you can recover each and every email.

Step 6: Now open any folder containing emails which you want to recover. For example if you want to get back emails from inbox then click on inbox folder OR you can directly click on sender name for getting all emails sent by him/her.


This is the best way to recover outlook PST files without using any third party recovery tool or software. If you are still facing problem with this method then just use our demo version of Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Software which will work for first 20 items from each folder without paying any charges. It’s free, secure and easy to use!

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