How do I Recover Lost Emails from Outlook 2003

Oh, I really regret what I just did. I just lost all of my Outlook 2003 emails by accident due to uninstallation of Microsoft outlook software. I did this just a few minutes ago, now I am totally lost because there are so many emails, Contacts and many other items out there which mean a lot to me. I don’t want to hear that they are gone for good. So how do I recover my emails in Outlook 2003 in this case? By the way, my computer running under Windows XP operation system.


Generally all your Outlook 2003 items and information are stored in a file with an extension of .PST. Do a search on your computer for *.pst. Then copy the file to a safe place. If you want to recover your emails from it, you can reinstall Outlook 2003 app and import the .PST file. Once it’s reinstalled, go File > Import / Export and import your .PST file back into outlook. All your items will be restored without problem.

However, there might be a chance that your PST file is missing/ corrupted, or you still can’t find your emails from the restored Outlook 2003. Then probably you’ll need to this program called Stellar PST Repair. It can help fix, recover and repair damaged or lost PST files such as Outlook emails, calendar, folders, tasks, notes, journals, contacts, attachments etc. Meanwhile, you can see this article how to recover Items in Outlook for more information about the resolution.

Remember – make regular backup files of any important data in your Outlook 2003 is always a good idea. One way to back up e-mail messages is to use the Outlook AutoArchive feature. Archiving means moving messages to an archive folder at regularly scheduled intervals. Another way is to back up to a .pst file.

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