Where does Outlook keep email?

  t.long 23:18 17 Mar 2005

MY copy of Windows sort of died - that and I sort of killed it :) - so I installed Windows on a 2nd drive. I am hoping to recover my emails since Outlook was on the drive with Windows and should be untouched.

OS is XP SP2 and Office 2000 if it makes any difference.

  EdFrench 23:27 17 Mar 2005

You should be able to use the import feature to bring your emails back into the new installation.
You should use the Import mail - cantacts - settings selection.

  GaT7 23:30 17 Mar 2005

"How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data" click here. G

  User-312386 23:38 17 Mar 2005

C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\string value\Microsoft\Outlook

  t.long 23:49 17 Mar 2005

Thats what I am lookign for - the file path - but I do not have a 'local setting' folder. Any other Ideas?

  GaT7 23:56 17 Mar 2005

Do a search for *.pst. Your Outlook messages will be in that file - usually Outlook.pst. G

  Irishman 00:06 18 Mar 2005

Also make sure "Show Hidden Files And Folders" is ticked in Explorer-Tools.

You may have problems if the Outlook file was in an Admin account on your old HDD.

  BRYNIT 00:07 18 Mar 2005

The file will be hidden. You need to go to My computer tools/folder options/view, click on show hidden files & folders.

Then go to C:\(or the old drive letter)Documents and Settings\Your Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

  t.long 20:17 18 Mar 2005

Thanks guys that does it. Must remember to back up more often :). Now to install the 6800 GT and format...

  User-312386 22:54 18 Mar 2005

sorry should have said it was a hidden folder

  holly polly 23:00 18 Mar 2005

for refrence purposes -cheers hol pol...

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