Comparing the 3 Best Outlook PST Recovery Software

November 16th, 2015 | Posted by Ankit Sajwan in Windows

MS Outlook, one of the most widely used email client which is used by a number of individuals and organizations for safe and reliable communication. One can not only use Outlook to send/receive emails but to manage, contacts, tasks, calendars, notes etc also. MS Outlook uses a single file to store user emails and other information known as Personal Storage Table. The extension of this file is .pst and stored locally on users’ system. This PST file is prone to corruptions due to various reasons like improper shut down of email client, virus attacks and sometimes due to size limits.

Once PST file gets corrupted all the work comes to a halt and you need to repair the corrupt PST file immediately to make Outlook work again. Microsoft does provide a free application called Inbox Repair Tool(Scanpst.exe) to repair the various corruptions issues related to PST file but sometimes the Inbox Repair Tool is not able to repair the PST file and in such scenarios you need to repair the PST file with third party PST Recovery Software.

Below is the comprehensive yet quick comparison of Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair, Disk Doctors Outlook Mail Recovery and Kernel Outlook Repair.

Stellar Data RecoveryStellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Disk DoctorsDisk Doctors Outlook Mail Recovery data-numenDataNumen Outlook Repair
Software Snapshot Software Snapshot Software Snapshot
COST
$99 Download Free $149 Download Free $199 Download Free
DOWNLOADS AND RANK
Over 44,128 downloads on Cnet Just 8,666 downloads in more than 6 years on Cnet 24,071 downloads on Cnet
Ranked #34 in all E-Mail utilities on Cnet No rank achieved Ranked #24 in all E-Mail utilities on Cnet
OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT
Fully supports Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista 7/8/10 (Well tested and tried on all) Supports Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012.
MS OUTLOOK VERSION SUPPORT
Supports recovery from MS Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP), and 2000 (Supports both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Outlook 2016, 2013 and 2010) Supports recovery from Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 98, 97 (Latest versions not supported) MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP),and 2000, 98, 97 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
COMPARING THE FEATURES
Repairs corrupt and damaged files and restore data into separate file YES YES YES
Can run with MS outlook running YES NO YES
Capability to find PST files in your hard drive YES, Very quickly                    from any disk partition or specific folder – View Snapshot YES but takes too much time, only search drives, not any specific folder – View Snapshot YES, From any disk partition or selected folder – View Snapshot
User Interface Easy to use interface
Themes available  – Office 2007 (Blue, Black, Silver, Aqua), Office 2010 (Blue, Black, Silver), and Office 2013
Not much easy – Themes available but can’t see anything in Office 2007 theme, View Snapshot No themes available but still very user friendly interface
PST file size supported Supports recover of PST files of even more than 50 GB size 2GB and more   16777216 TB (or, 17179869184 GB)
Preview before recovery Show you the actual message content during preview – View Snapshot Don’t show the actual message, ask you to buy for preview/recovery – View Snapshot Show you the actual message contents during preview -
Saves Emails in Different Formats Can save in 5 different formats – MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, and PDF Save in plain text, HTML and RTF format Individual or selected items can be saved MSG and EML formats
Supports Recovery of Accidentally Deleted Emails YES YES YES
Selective/filtered Recovery Search mails by Sender, Recipient, Date, or Subject as required No selected recovery feature available YES
Recovers from Encrypted and Password Protected PST YES YES YES
Allows Saving PST at Desired Location YES YES YES
Recovers email properties such as Subject, To, From, CC, BCC, Date and Time YES YES YES
Recovers folders, posts, appointments, contacts, distribution lists, tasks, meeting requests, journals, notes, etc. YES YES YES
Recovers attachments, including the documents and images attached to messages and embedded in HTML bodies YES YES YES
Scan Engine Powerful new scan engine updated in September 2013 No details available Advanced algorithms and scan engine
Create detailed log of activities performed during the repair/recovery process YES NO YES
Recover e-mails even after the Deleted Items folder has been emptied YES YES YES
Quick Specifications View View View
Download and Buy Download Free Download Free Download Free
Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now

If you already have tried/used any of these Outlook PST recovery software, please let us know in comments.

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