Here Is How You Can Repair Data from Outlook bak File For Free

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    October 15th, 2018
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Article Summary: So today, I will be telling you how you can easily repair data from Outlook bak file without any hassle. So to know more keep reading

Microsoft Outlook has been a widely used application. Users use it to

  • Send & receive emails,
  • Organizing their work assignments
  • Performing various tasks
  • Sending notifications
  • Managing deadlines & so on

Despite being one of the most popular email clients and being a handy client, there are certain bugs which are yet not resolved. And due to these shortcomings, many users face issues every now and then.

However, to resolve this shortcomings Microsoft has provided its users an inbuilt tool in the form of ScanPST.exe or also known as Inbox Repair Tool. This inbuilt repair tool from Microsoft let users to create a backup of their data in .bak format and help fixing minor errors and issues. Later you may use this backup to get back your data from your PST files if something happens to the source file.

How to Recover Data from Outlook .bak File

  • First, locate your .bak file in your system.
    Note:  It is located in the folder of the original PST file
  • Now make a copy and rename the BAK files with the .pst extension.
  • To import the files go to File – Import & Export.
    For users using Outlook 2010 or later versions go to File – Open – Import
  • Now click on ‘Import from another Program or file’ and click ‘Next’
  • Next, select the newly created Outlook PST file and click on ‘Next’
  • Now on the ‘Browse’ tab, locate your PST file and double click it.
  • Select ‘Do not import duplicates’ under the ‘Options’ tab and click ‘Next’
  • First, select your .pst file and then click on ’include subfolders’ under ‘Select the folder to import from’
  • Now browse and locate your new Personal Folders (PST) file under ‘Import folders into the same folder in” and click ‘Finish’

Even being developed by Microsoft, the ScanPST.exe has certain limitations like it doesn’t support large PST files plus the freeware cannot fix files which are suffering from major corruption. Even, recovering encrypted and password protected files are also hard.

Unfortunately, there are many users who face the same problem with this freeware.

But to your rescue, there is an online application available which can easily help you in repairing and recovering BAK files with ease.

So the software, I have mentioned here is Outlook PST Repair developed by SysInfoTools Softwares. It’s a great tool in resolving any type of Outlook error and corruption issues. The software has an amazing interface making it an easy to use tool to repair and recover data from Outlook bak files. The application has been loaded with one of the most advanced recovery algorithms which lets you restore all PST data like emails, calendars, contacts, and distribution groups and so on. In addition to it, the application also supports highly encrypted and password protected files.

How To Use it?

Follow the below steps to repair your Outlook backup files:

  • Download and install the software in your system
  • In the home screen, browse and locate your PST files and mention the scanning mode and click ‘Ok’
    mentioned scanning mode
  • The software will start scanning your files. Click on ‘Ok’ as soon as the scanning gets over
    software start scanning files
  • In the next window, you can check the preview of all the files and folders of your selected PST. You can even select particular files which you want to recover and restore
    select file want to recover
  • Browse and select the location where you want to save your recovered data and select the file format in which you want to save and click ‘Ok’
  • The recovery and saving process will start soon
  • & with a few seconds, it will get completed. Click ‘Ok’ to finish the process.
    process get end

So here is how you can easily repair data from Outlook bak file of Outlook.

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