How to Repair PST File with the Ultimate Stellar Repair for Outlook

by Jones David

Outlook stores a local copy of your information like emails, contacts, calendars, journals, notes & etc in the Personal Storage Table (PST) file format. The advantage of these PST files is that you can open them on many Microsoft applications. But the downside is that these files are subject to damage and corruption, leading to consequences like data loss, security vulnerabilities, and more. In such scenarios, Stellar Repair for Outlook is the ultimate option as it’s a reliable platform to safely extract the contents of your damaged PST file and move them to a new file.

In this review, we’ll take a detailed look into Stellar Repair for Outlook and how you can use it to repair your PST files and address the associated issues.  

Overview of Stellar Repair for Outlook

Stellar Repair for Outlook is a specialized tool for repairing and recovering data from your PST file. It works well on all editions of Microsoft Office and can retrieve any item from your mailbox, including emails, attachments, calendars, contacts, and notes. 

What makes this tool unique is its 100% guarantee for data precision and security, which translates to NO data loss for your organization, regardless of the error.

This advanced tool can efficiently repair PST files of all sizes and safely extract data from corrupted or damaged PST files. It displays them on the preview pane. You can then select the items you want to extract and move to a different file. It can also recover deleted emails and other mailbox items while maintaining the directory structure and data integrity. Due to these aspects, Stellar Repair for Outlook is trusted by MVPs and IT administrators worldwide. 

Key Features Of Stellar Repair for Outlook

Here’s a look at the key features of Stellar Repair for Outlook. 

  1. Addresses All PST Issues

Stellar Repair for Outlook is the ultimate option because it addresses all issues associated with PST files. It can repair even severely damaged or corrupted PST files, regardless of the cause of the corruption. Other tools like SCANPST.exe can freeze while handling large PST files, but Stellar Repair for Outlook can seamlessly repair all issues. There are no technical limitations associated with this tool.

  1. Saves PST Files in Multiple Formats

Another key aspect of Stellar Repair for Outlook is its versatility, as it allows you to save the extracted contents to the following file formats: PST, EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF. The advantage is that you can view the contents in any application and can even use it for further processing. If you have the Technician edition, you can import the contents directly to your M365 account.

  1. Splits and Compacts the PST File

Besides repairing your PST file, the technician edition of this tool can split and compact your newly created file to ensure that its large size doesn’t lead to corruption again. As you know the recommended size of PST files is only 10 to 15GB for optimal performance. By choosing this option, you enhance the performance of your Outlook. 

  1. Offers Complete Control

With other tools, you can often feel anxious because you don’t know if the tool will crash, causing you to lose data. But have no such fears with Stellar Repair for Outlook because it has been proven to work well in all PST issues. More importantly, you are in complete control throughout the repair process. You can view the list of items extracted by the tool, decide which items you want to move to the new file, determine the destination file format and destination, and more. Such robust features ensure visibility, thereby reducing anxiety and frustration. 

  1. Recover Deleted Items

Not many tools can recover the deleted items from your inbox. But with Stellar Repair for Outlook, you can recover items that were deleted from an inbox as well as the deleted items folder. Many times, employees can accidentally or wilfully delete files. Other times, items can get deleted during system purges and other routine maintenance work. Regardless of the cause, this tool can recover the deleted items for you.

  1. Repair at Your Convenience

Unlike other tools, you’re not time-bound to complete everything in one go with Stellar Repair for PST.  You can run the scan and save the recovered items in a DAT file. At a later time, you can load the DAT file and continue the repair process without having to scan the PST file again. This option provides the flexibility to repair the file at your convenience.

  1. Advanced Filters

Stellar Repair for PST offers advanced filter options using which you can include or exclude specific emails from the final file. These options enable you to exclude items based on email address, data range, and more. You can also choose to include or exclude the junk and deleted items. Note that the deleted items are highlighted in red colour to help differentiate them.

Thus, these are some important features of this tool.

Installation and User Interface

Two aspects that make this your ultimate tool for handling PST issues are the user interface and ease of installation and setup.

The user interface is simple and uncluttered. You can intuitively find what you want and the tool also displays the rate of progress during the extraction and migration processes. This way, you can estimate the time it will take for completion. More importantly, such a simple interface makes it ideal for all users. No prior technical knowledge is required to use this tool.

The other highlight is the ease of installation. All that you have to do is visit the websites and download Stellar Repair for Outlook. Double-click the installation file and this will start the installation wizard. Simply follow the wizard and stick to the defaults. Within a couple of minutes, you are all set to use this tool to repair your PST files. 

Performance & Speed

Stellar Repair for Outlook is not just easy to use, but it is also system-friendly. This means this tool doesn’t consume your system resources and doesn’t impact the performance of your device in any way. When compared to other tools, Stellar Repair for Outlook is fast and doesn’t freeze when handling large or highly corrupted PST files.

Now that you know all about this tool, let’s turn to how you can use it. 

Step-by-step Guide to Repairing PST Files with Stellar Repair for Outlook

Here are the steps involved in repairing your PST files.

Step 1: Select your PST File

Once you’ve installed the tool, double-click to open it.

On the homepage, you will see two options. If you want Outlook to automatically list all the PST files associated with your account, click the “List Profiles” option. 

From the displayed list, you can select the PST file you want to repair.

Alternatively, click the “Choose Mailbox Manually” tab and browse through the file system to select the PST file that needs to be repaired.

Once you make your selection, the tool will start the extraction process. The processing time depends on the size of your PST file.

Step 2: View and Choose the Contents

After the tool completes the extraction process, it will display all the extracted items on the preview pane. As Stellar Repair for Outlook maintains the data structure and integrity, you can browse through the folders to preview your emails, attachments, and other items. 

You can select the items you want to move to the new file.

Once you are satisfied with the preview, click the “Select Outlook Data” file option to save the repaired PST file.

Step 3: Select the File Format and Destination

Next, select the file format to which you want to move the selected contents. Also, decide where you want the tool to create the new file.

Step 4: Select the Advanced Options

Stellar Repair for Outlook offers two advanced options – “Recover deleted items” or “Auto Split PST file.”

You can select the first option to delete items that were accidentally or willfully deleted from your inbox and even the deleted items folder. 

In the second option, you can auto-split a large PST file to ensure that it is within the recommended range of 10 to 15 GB.

Step 5: PST Repair Process Completion

With this, your repair process is done and you’ll get a notification. Now, open the new file and view your data. 

As you can see, the entire process is simple and intuitive.

Pricing and Licensing

Stellar Repair for Outlook comes in three editions:

  • Professional – $79 for one year and $99 for a lifetime access.
  • Technician – $149 for one year and $249 for a lifetime access.
  • 8-in-1 Toolkit – $199 for one year and $299 for a lifetime access.


To conclude, Stellar Repair for Outlook is your ultimate tool for repairing PST files and ensuring no data loss whatsoever. This tool can address a wide range of PST file-related issues through a simple interface and minimal system resources. It comes with a host of features that can provide the highest possible versatility and flexibility, making it undoubtedly the best tool for resolving PST issues.

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