desparate to recover deleted files

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Annette B

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Hello,
I did something ready stupid and I am hoping that there is a way back!! I run two independant outlook expresses on my computer. one for me and one for my duaghter.
I backed all important files EXCEPT my outlook express, which contained emails that I need as well as important information in the folders I created in there. I formated (Quick) and reinstalled win xp home edition becuase I it had reached half life and I wanted a clean start.
Question: Is there anyway to recover one of the outlook expresses? And if so, how could I do that? I have installed only the operating system.
thank you,
Annette
 

bearone2

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1/2 life????

i don't do/recommend the quick format.

even with the quick format, reinstalling overwrites the old data.

data recovery can be very expensive and if the oe fies weren't overwritten they may be recoverable.

i keep docs, address book on floppies, music on cd's and if i want to save emails, i email them to myself and recover them when i setup oe/outlook.:cool:
 
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Your best chance is to use data recovery software.

Here are some free programs...

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You don't have to use these one's though, there are many others out there.

Good luck. :)
 
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