Need help recovering lost E-mails and Word docs

  LewGeo 17:40 28 Sep 2009

Hi all can anyone help
I have lost all my word documents and microsoft outlook emails, I have had a look online and used some demo programs to retreive my word and mail docs and after running the programs all is there to be seen but I then have to purchase the full program to get them back to there originl place.
The programs I used are Microsoft Word Recovery and Stellar Pheonix outlook pst.
Can i get these file by some other means or are the 2 programs my only option.
Many thanks for any help at all

  BRYNIT 18:36 28 Sep 2009

Did you loose the the Outlook.pst file or was it corrupted.

If you have the Outlook.pst and its been corrupted do a search for scanpst.exe this program will allow you to hopefully repair the pst file. Usually fond in C:\program files\microsoft office\Office 12 if you are using Office 2007

  BRYNIT 18:42 28 Sep 2009

This may help with corrupt word docs. click here

Instructions on using scanpst.exe click here

  Sea Urchin 18:44 28 Sep 2009

Try using Recuva - a free file recovery program

click here

  BRYNIT 21:58 28 Sep 2009

E-mail from LewGeo

Hi thanks for all the help, I think I may be getting near to the problem, it is my user account that is corrupted and I cant log on, I will put up another post for a cry for help. Sorry to message you personally but just wanted to say thanks pc-advisor is new to me and not sure what I should do or should'nt LewGeo

New post click here


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  LewGeo 23:30 29 Sep 2009

Hi all thanks for all the help guys it is much appreciated.

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