Tips to Recover Lost Outlook PST Data ?

6 Aug

pst recoveryPST corruption in Outlook may occur due to plenty of reasons. These reasons include, unexpected system shutdown, power outage, virus attack, human errors, PST file shared over on to network, etc. PST corruption cause inconvenience as it makes all the Outlook data inaccessible and makes you unable to carry out sundry tasks. It is a true saying that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, same is the case with the backup of Outlook data. Here backup in this scenario refers to an apple, so if the backup is unavailable, then a solution left to overcome the situation of PST corruption is through some inbuilt third party tool. In case, no successful results get found after corruption, then third party PST Recovery tool is best option to recoup the data from corrupt PST file.

Most of the times, after download and installation of MS-Office 2000 SR-1 when an attempt is made to open MS-Outlook 2000, an error message as shown below pops up on the computer screen like:

DDE server window: outlook.exe-no disk. There is no disk in the drive.”


Due to aforementioned error message, every attempt to open Outlook fails. First of all, there is a need to solve this error message. For solving this, it is necessary for you to first know the cause and solution for it.


Significant reasons that are responsible for the occurrence of above error message are as follows:

  • Corrupt or damaged personal folder Outlook PST file.
  • Corrupt or damaged journal log files that is Offitems.log and Outitems.log.
  • Incorrect version of the Msvcrt.dll file.
  • Unavailability of the removable media that contains the Outlook PST file.


In order to solve the above error message, try out the below stated measures:

  • Make an attempt to repair the Outlook PST file.
  • Rename the Outlook journal log files with the help of below stated steps:
    1. Perform a search for Outitems.log and offitems.log.
    2. Change the name of the files, such as Outitems.old and Offitems.old.
    3. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  • Perform an installation of the latest Windows Service Pack.

If no successful results get found by applying these measures, then it is advised for you to opt for a third party PST Recovery tool. Plenty of tools are available that performs the job to recover corrupt PST file after corruption very well but with some price. You can perform recovery by such tools without facing even a small ounce of difficulty and trouble. Within a few mouse clicks, these tools return all the data of Outlook objects back to you. Moreover, there is no need to have sound technical skills. Outlook PST Repair is one of the renowned software that is well known for its effective recovery features.


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