How to Repair Outlook Address Book?

Microsoft Outlook is the best way to maintain communication among the business organization or educational institution. Along with maintaining emailing system it has great feature to maintain address book so that you can send message easily. It stores names, contact details, street address, picture, birthday date & email addresses of the address. It also creates distribution lists and mailing groups & can also sort your contacts in whichever way you want.

How will you feel if suddenly you find that your PST files are corrupted & you lost your entire address book? There is nothing as annoying than this. You may be wondering about the lost PST files & thinking solution for this. Don’t worry!!! You can restore PST files & make address book accessible by making use of recovery software. You can lose your PST files if you do not take proper care while accessing PST files, due to the small mistake made by you may corrupt the Outlook files. PST file corruption will lead you to inaccessibility of Outlook address book. It can also results in corrupt Microsoft Outlook inbox and hence all emails may become inaccessible to you. To get back these emails, you should repair Outlook inbox and it can be performed simply by following these computer experts' guidelines.

Walk through some common loss scenarios that lead to PST file corruption:

  • PST file corruption: Upgrading MS Outlook from older version to newer one without proper back up or when PST file exceeds its default size limit then there is a possibility that address book of Outlook gets corrupted.

  • Importing at wrong location: While importing the address book from older version of Outlook program to newer one, you must import it to default location to the newer Outlook, otherwise the address book details may become inaccessible.

  • Virus/ Malware attack: Harmful viruses create duplicate copies of the original address book or it deletes the real contact often. It may also corrupt the Outlook file & leads to deletion of contacts from Outlook.

  • Outlook Error: Sometimes while MS Outlook tries to load the PST file to access the Outlook contacts you may encounter error messages. You may face this type of error due to corrupt PST files & also you risk the chance of losing all address book information and data Outlook profile.

Though corrupted PST files can be fixed by inbuilt repair tool Scanpst.exe but often it came to notice that this inbuilt tool fails to repair the broken PST file, instead it deletes the Outlook file if it finds it to be unrecognizable. So you can use popular Repair PST tool  which is designed to fix Outlook Address Book& also restores PST files with the help of inbuilt algorithm. This utility is also capable to fix damaged Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. You can also recover deleted items from Outlook if PST files are accidentally deleted by pressing “Shift + Delete” option. You can fix your Outlook file without modifying original content. It scans your damaged Outlook file, extracts data from it and creates new PST. This application also fix broken PST file after errors after virus attack, over sized PST, power failure, etc. on Windows Operating System.

Sometimes your Outlook folder may get corrupted due to application crash. You will be unable to access important PST file related to your work. You must be thinking how to fix this problem. By using PST file repair tool you can easily repair PST file and access all Outlook items. Click here for more info so that you can get to know how to recover folders that are damaged and to get more information about the repairing process.

Carry out the steps to repair Outlook Address Book:

Step i: From the main screen select any one option among the three"Open PST File", "Find PST File" and "Select Outlook Profile" & then proceed to next step.

Fix Outlook Address Book - Main Screen

Step ii: Choose any one scanning option "Normal Scan" or "Smart Scan" and then click the button "Repair" to start the repairing process.

Fix Outlook Address Book - Select Scanning Method

Step iii: Once the process is completed , view the list of repaired PST files as shown in Fig

Fix Outlook Address Book - Preview Screen