Recover lost emails in outlook

After opening outlook the other day I got an error message along the lines of : there’s a fault, you can try to fix it using the inbox repair tool.  No personal folders showed.

I ran the tool and it asked me for my original installation media, which fortunately I still have. After completing a new folder had appeared in outlook titled recovered folder  8082.

Unfortunately there are only 114 emails in the folder where previously I had several thousand. I have also lost all my sent emails. Is there any way I can recover them?

Thanks in advance,

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war1Connect With a Mentor Commented:

There is a trick to recovery deleted data.  Run PST2GB first.

This is a tool for recovering files over 2 GB. But it also has the side effect of undeleting data. Then run ScanPST to recovering the deleted data
Please go through this article

hope this will help you.
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PhilipkAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your responses, I'm looking into them at the moment and will post back later to let you know how I get on.
Phillipk, any update?
PhilipkAuthor Commented:
I've tried all the suggestions but without any luck. The tool only found about 20 missing emails, which in this particular case wasn't very helpful.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I did back up my personal folders about three months ago, so it's not a complete disaster, but it would be very helpful to get back the last three months worth of emails.

If anyone has any other suggestions, I would be glad to hear them.

PhilipkAuthor Commented:

War1 - I tried your last suggestion, and after much waiting and crunching of the hard drive I've finally managed to recover most of my lost emails. I can live without the few that I've lost.

Thank you for your help!


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