We Have just accidentally deleted some contacts in Outlook 2007 and are trying to recover them. Can someone help me by telling me how to locate where these deleted contacts are and how to recover them. The deleted items folder only contains mail that has been deleted and not the missing contacts. I have done a search on the net and find several mentions of a "recover deleted items" tab in the tool bar but cannot see it. Many Thanks RG
Thanks for the quick reply, we don't unfortunately have a back up in place (Yes I know we should have!!) and if all else fails I have the contacts on a database I can use to re-input them.Where wold the last .pst file be located? Thanks RG
All the information held within a copy of Outlook is stored in the form of a .pst file. If you have deleted information from within Outlook, it will no longer be on the .pst file.
I had hoped that you had a back-up available. It's easy to be wise after the event and I'm racking my brains for the "Free Program" that I use, which backs-up Outlook every week for me. Even that has it's problems because it overwrites the previous back-up, so unless I find the problem before the Back-up does its bit, I'm stuck as well.
I've just had a thought ~ Visit the M$ site and put "Back-up Outlook 2007" into the search box. Might be worth Googling that one as well.
The best solution for your problem is to create another contact folder and rename it. Else you can make entire pst backup and then make another pst file. But never forget to make pst backup. If in case you fail to make restore your contacts then use a commercial pst recovery solution.
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