can't find Outlook email/.pst files on disk drive

  moecrayola 04:13 07 Aug 2008
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Greeting. My wife attempted to install PC Anywhere on my desktop (while I was on a trip, naturally) and it crashed my XP home edition PC. To make a very long story short, I ended up attaching my daughter's hard drive as master so I could at least boot XP, and I've been backing up data from the old disk drive, now configured as slave. However, I can't find any of my old Outlook 2003 email messages or address book. I've done searches, etc. No luck. I tried opening the Outlook ap on drive 2, but it says the OS isn't configured for it. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Moe

  Taff™ 07:36 07 Aug 2008

I think you need to view hidden files. In Windows Explorer go to Folder>Options and on the View Tab select "Show Hidden Files and Folders", you should also untick the box that says "Hide file extensions of know file types"

  €dstowe 09:18 07 Aug 2008

If there is anything of any value whatsoever - and even if not - you should have a backup of your system. It will save you a lot of heartache.

  moecrayola 11:38 07 Aug 2008

That did the trick, and I hear ya on backing up. :-)

Moe

  Taff™ 12:42 07 Aug 2008

Tick and click resolve?

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