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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by aoa, Jan 18, 2002.

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  1. aoa

    aoa Thread Starter

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    Somebody went to my boss computer logged with his username and deleted my boss profile, He is using Windows 98 SE and Outlook 2000.

    When the profile was deleted the outlook .pst file was deleted so was the mail, contacts, agenda.

    How can I recover the .pst file?

    The user went to the control pannel and deleted the profile from the users configuration wilndow.

    I appreciate any help.
     
  2. Dan O

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    The .pst file is not part of the profile and not deleted automatically. Try searching for it. If it gone I think you are out of luck. Sorry.
     
  3. aoa

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    I did try to search and find the .pst but found one that was 2 years old.

    Also tried using an unerase utility and had no luck.

    Where could it have gone?
     
  4. Dan O

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    I assume you checked the Recycle Bin?

    To undelete a file you have to be quick and close down Windows immediately. As once a file is deleted the space is usually reallocated to another file. The exception is if you use Windows Explorer or My Computer, the deleted file is stored in the Recycle Bin until emptied.
     
  5. aoa

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    I checked the recycle bin.

    There is nothing in it, that I´m looking for.

    Looks like the profile was erased from the contro pannel users because whe he logged in, he got a message telling him that it was first time he logged to that computer.
     
  6. TechChick

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    Actually, the PST file IS stored in the profile directory, so if you delete the profile you delete the PST file. Unless your boss is willing to pay big bucks for data recovery, the PST file is gone.
     
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