how to recover lost outlook 2000 email

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julsmang

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my system went down, i had not created an archive of mail and was unable to access anything via safe mode or restore to previous settings...

could you please tell me how to find those files that were previously stored in outlook!!
 

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Open My Computer. Go to Tools, Folder Options and click on the View tab. Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files". Now click "Apply to all folders"
Click "Apply" then "OK"

Now search for *.pst; *.pab
 

cybertech

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I'd rather work this out here in the Forum so others can see what is said and done.

i think the file i'm looking for is deeper than that!

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i have been guided by others to find files with: ~, .dat, etc

when i found the pst file i am not sure that the creation date is not old enough...
~ is a backup of the address book, whenever I see that little file I delete it :p


Maybe this will help.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q195782

Maybe DreamBoat will offer some suggestions :D
 
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Typicall with Outlook2000, all e-mail, contacts and calendar information is stored in a single *.pst file and there is no separate address book by default.

Sometimes searching for the PST file doesn't show up in Explorer. If this is the case, try searching from a DOS prompt (dir c:\*.pst /s)
 
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