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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by db2nt2, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. db2nt2

    db2nt2 Thread Starter

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    My original hard drive running XP home edition will sometimes run other times not. I have installed a new hard drive and put on XP home edition. how can I get my emails from the old hard drive, now connected via USB also address book and e mail accounts.
     
  2. EAFiedler

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    Hi db2nt2


    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    Microsoft Outlook (version?) uses .pst files which contain your messages and contacts.
    Do a Search for .pst files on the hard drive.


    You may need to enable: Show hidden files and folders.

    Windows XP:
    • Open My Computer,
      Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
      under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
      Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
      Apply, OK to save and close.


    After locating and moving the .pst files to the new hard drive, open the .pst files in Outlook:
    File > Open > Outlook Data File
    Browse to the location of the .pst file and select it.
    The Personal Folders (.pst) file should then appear in Outlook.

    Repeat for each additional .pst file.


    Let us know if that works for you or not.
     
  3. db2nt2

    db2nt2 Thread Starter

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    Thank you for the advice, did as you said but from search it says no files.

    It is definately on there as when I put back in the original hard drive and get it to boot, then open outlook the e mails are there.
    Any other surgestions

    Regards

    Dick
     
  4. EAFiedler

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    That leaves the question, which e-mail program are you using?

    Microsoft Outlook, if so what version?
    Or Outlook Express?
     
  5. Rich-M

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    And please what version of Outlook if it is Outlook?
     
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