Locate email folders and files

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yarnos

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I have just performed datarecovery on my Primary HARDDRIVE and have located all my lost data using Runtime GetDataBack can i have information on how to locate the folders and files to find all my emails on outlook ?:(:(
 

EAFiedler

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Hi yarnos

If you were using Microsoft Outlook (version?), messages, contacts, etc. are kept in a .pst file.
Copy the .pst file(s) and open them in Outlook:
File > Open > Outlook Data File


If you were using Outlook Express, the messages are contained in several .dbx files.
Each folder in Outlook Express has a corresponding .dbx file. Save the entire directory folder and Import the messages back into Outlook Express.
The Address Book has a .wab extension.


Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

yarnos

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My harddrive is damaged is not operational i can only rescue the file using Getdataback which only allows me to copy and remove files and folders. I can't run any applications i need to be advised where the files and folders are stored the PST file
 

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You will need to run a Search for those extensions.
You didn't mention which "Outlook" you were using.
 
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Default location for Outlook (2000/2003 at least):
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Default location for Outlook Express:
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}


{GUID} is different for each PC/Identity, and is a string of 2 digit hexadecimal numbers grouped in a 4-2-2-2-6 format.

HTH

Jerry
 
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Note that the default for PST is 265kb, so if you see a file that size then it's empty.

You could also look for the Nickname file with the NKV attachment.

Also check:

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
 
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