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Locate email folders and files

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  1. yarnos

    yarnos Thread Starter

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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 ?:(:(
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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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.
     
  3. yarnos

    yarnos Thread Starter

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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
     
  4. EAFiedler

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    You will need to run a Search for those extensions.
    You didn't mention which "Outlook" you were using.
     
  5. TheOutcaste

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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
     
  6. Lucky5tar

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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
     
  7. TheOutcaste

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    (y)Thanks Lucky5tar, forgot there are a few files in there. My system has the Nicknames there, with a NV2 extension though.

    Jerry
     
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