Best PST Repair Software in 2021: Stellar Repair for Outlook Review by Expert

Stellar was founded back in 1993 in India and it is a very well-known company in the area of data recovery and this can easily be seen since their software is used by more than 2 million users in 190 countries around the globe. They are even a certified Gold Microsoft Partner.

As we have tested the software to repair corrupt Outlook Data Files (.pst), we can interpret clearly that the software has given optimal consistency and auspiciously repaired the corrupt files and successfully recovered the data of the mailbox with complete integrity and accuracy.

Overview of .pst files

If you are not aware of what a PST file is. A Personal Storage Table is a personal storage space that can be used to store copies of outlook data files locally. This file format is built by Microsoft. The data that the file includes can be calendar events, messages, contacts, attachments, and task information for mail accounts based on the POP3 protocol.

Why does Outlook Data Files get corrupted?

It is a complex binary file format and not effectively designed for fault tolerance. Hence, there can be many reasons leading to .pst file corruption.

  • Malware attack
  • Update or transfer files with unstable network connections
  • Abnormal termination of Outlook application
  • Window crash
  • Power failure

When does Stellar Repair for Outlook come to action?

Once Outlook shows symptoms of performance trouble and errors in .pst files, rely on Stellar Repair for Outlook.

  • As already discussed it can recover lost mailbox data due to PST file corruption.
  • It can easily recover accidentally deleted emails and other items and eliminate the oversized PST file problem caused when PST file size reaches or exceeds the 2GB limit.
  • When scanpst.exe (inbuilt repair tool) failed to diagnose and repair severely corrupted and large-sized files.
  • There is a list of errors and interruptions that can be resolved with this repair tool. Such as ‘‘Outlook not implemented’, ‘Outlook PST cannot be accessed error 0x80040116’, ‘PST is not a personal folders file’, and additionally ‘Unknown Error: 0x80040119’ and ‘Unknown Error: 0x80040600’.

What does Stellar promise with its tools?

Stellar Repair for Outlook is acknowledged as a specialized .pst file repair tool. The best PST repair software you can use to recover corrupted and damaged .pst archives with any version of Outlook.

Features of Stellar Repair for Outlook:

  • It provides the Fastest and Simplest way to browse and open PST to start the recovery process.
  • Large size is not a hindrance to this repair tool.
  • Additionally, it has the capability to repair encrypted or even password-protected archives.
  • Stellar Repair provides a complete preview of the recorded archive using the same of Microsoft Outlook and marked deleted items with red color.
  • It can repair and save files in all supported output formats–  PST, MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, and PDF.
  • It can Save and Load scan results in the DAT file format.
  • It offers a Selective Repair option to save selected mailbox folders as per requirement and Quick Save by right-clicking over the files or select from the complete list on the left, of all the files and folders you want to save.
  • Moreover, if the scan starts to be very long you can also save its current progress to resume the process at a later stage.
  • It is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7 operating systems.
  • The Stellar Outlook repair software allows you to save mailbox data at any location you want. As users can save the recovered PST file on any storage media that includes an external hard drive, internal system storage and network storage (NAS, SAN, Cloud, WAN) can be accessed via the host system.
  • Technician Edition of Stellar Repair for Outlook provides advanced features of Split and Compact large-sized .pst files. That can eventually optimize Outlook performance, reduce chances of .pst file corruption and improve manageability.
  • It also allows users to directly export the PST (mailbox data) to Office 365 and it can also provide an option to save .pst files in DBX and MBOX file formats.

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Installation steps for Stellar Repair for Outlook

  1. Open the StellerRepairOutlook.exe file, to begin with, the installation process.
  1. A setup window will appear, Launch the software.
  1. Select the desired Setup language from the drop-down menu and select accept the agreement option.
  1. Clicking on next will ask you for the destination location for the application. By following the instructions and proceeding further the installation will complete and you can click on finish.

How to repair the Outlook Data file (.pst) by using Stellar Repair for Outlook?

  1. Select the PST files you want to repair by clicking on the browse or find button. Use browse if you know the exact location of the file or use finds to look for .pst files on your system.
  1. After selecting the .pst file, click on Repair to initialize the repair process.
  1. After completion of the repair process, Stellar Repair for Outlook will display the preview of the mailbox data representing 3 pane structure of left pane, middle pane, and right pane.
  1. Right-click on the form will allow you to apply to Arrange by function. It can be arranged by Date, From, To, Subject, Type, Attachment, Deleted, Importance or Show in Groups option. 
  1. Now, you can save the repaired .pst file by clicking on Save Repaired File.
  1. Select PST from Save as window. You can choose any file format from the available options- MSG, EML, RTF, and HTML.
  2. After this, a dialogue box appears for the destination path. Click browse and choose the location where you want to save the repaired file.
  3. Clicking on Ok, will start the Saving process and display the progress window.
  4. Click Ok when prompted and the file will be saved in the selected location.

Software editions– Stellar provides 3 editions of software including Professional that repair corrupted files with complete accuracy and other mailbox items. Technician edition is the best seller version of Stellar. As it can split and compact PST files along with the option to export PST to Office 365. Another advanced edition is their Toolkit that includes all the Professional in addition to Technician features and 6 more tools. You can either download the trial version for free or get the paid version depending on your requirements.

The Stellar Repair for Outlook is proved to be a powerful Outlook PST recovery tool to deal with large corrupted, deleted, or encrypted PST files. In conclusion, it is the best and overall complete package with 100% integrity for Outlook files.