Where's my inbox messages

  tlr 14:56 14 May 2005

I have Win XP SP2 and office 2003, recently I had a problem with Office and it asked to be reloaded, I reloaded it as a repair to what was still on my system and all went well until I opened Outlook and found all my emails, tasks, callender and addresses gone. Have they gone forever or are they......somewhere? (I had backed up onto a PDA everything except my inbox, so not all is lost) I would rather like my emails back if possible!!

Thanks in advance

  Diodorus Siculus 16:15 14 May 2005

They may be in a file called *.pst if it has not been overwritten. Worth doing a search for and see if you come up with more than one.

  tlr 14:36 15 May 2005

I take it this file must have been an auto save type file? I will give it a go


  tlr 23:02 24 May 2005

Cannot find anything with a .pst under a search so I take it all is lost?

  wee eddie 00:00 25 May 2005

This time search your PC for all files including any Hidden Files.



in the search window

  tlr 22:51 29 May 2005

Thanks for that, I did the search and found 4 files archive 28Mb, archive1 256Kb, Outlook 150Mb and Outlook 1 13Mb. My next question is how do I view them to see if the info is what I am looking for?

  DieSse 23:01 29 May 2005

In Outlook, you simply do a File - Open - Personal Folders and try each one in turn. If you find the right one (which I'm betting is the 150Mb one) - ten you can import all the sections into the new set of folders, if you wish.

  tlr 23:08 29 May 2005

DieSse you are a star....thanks a lot it worked a treat


  DieSse 23:16 29 May 2005

A joint effort I think - glad it all worked out.

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