If you repartitioned your hard drive and haven’t made backups for Outlook data files before, you will lose the data. But do no panic. Taking the 2 steps mentioned in this article can help you get back your data.
Here is my personal experience. I still remember that at that time, I was a novice of my computer. One day I found that because I stored too much data in my system drive, my computer ran too slowly. Therefore, I searched a lot about how to increase the volume of hard drive and began to integrate my Drive D with C. I tried multiple times and finally succeeded. However, later when I launch Outlook to check my emails, it crashes. After consulting with IT professionals, I realized that it was my incorrect partitioning of hard drives that leaded to this issue. Fortunately, by means of two fabulous tools, I retrieved my Outlook data ultimately.
Step 1: Convert the New Repartitioned Hard Drive to an Image File
So as to get back your Outlook data, you should make full use of the drive. That is to say, you need to repair the current used drive file. Therefore, in the first place, you are required to convert the drive to an image file.
Someone may think it inconceivable. However, with the help of DataNumen Disk Image, producing an image file is rather simple. It can clone and recover the raw data of a disk or drive. Besides, an important thing worth noting is that this tool is free of charge. Everyone can procure it on its official website.
- At the beginning, download and install this tool.
- After that, double click its shortcut on Desktop to launch it.
- Then in its main interface, under “Clone” tab, select the target drive from the drop down list of “Create image for drive or drive”.
- Next click “Browse” button in “Output image file as” field.
- In the new popup dialog, you should select a destination to save the image file and meanwhile assign a name to the file. Click “Save” button lastly.
- Finally back to the window of DataNumen Disk Image. Still under “Clone” tab, press “Start Cloning” button to initiate the converting process.
Just after a while, you can get hold of an image file which is definitely positioned at the set location. Now move on to the next recovery step.
Step 2: Restore Outlook Data from the Image File
Although nowadays there are countless Outlook recovery products in the market, majority of them are capable of repairing a ready-made PST file. In respect to recovering Outlook data from an image file, they cannot do anything. But one magic tool still can be up to this arduous task. That is DataNumen Outlook Repair, which can not only repair the corrupted PST file, but also extract Outlook data from all types of file even though the PST file has gone away. Hence, to recover Outlook data from an image file is totally a piece of cake. You can download this tool to have a try. A surprise is waiting for you absolutely.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com