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Recover e-mails after windows reinstall

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by werr, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. werr

    werr Thread Starter

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    Here is the deal:
    I had more than 300 saved e-mails in outlook. One day my windows got fried and i had to reinstall it ( i did keep the data ). And now i am trying to find a way to recover those e-mails (if possible). Thanks for any help!
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    If you kept the data on the HD, try doing a search for .pst files. When you find the correct one, target Outlook to open that .pst file, and you should be all set.
     
  3. werr

    werr Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but I tried it and search didnt return any results. Do you have any other ideas that might help me?
     
  4. bigelow_r

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    If you were using Outlook, different from Outlook Express, then the only way the messages were saved is as a .pst file. However, if you used Outlook Express, they store a little different. Either way, if you explore in \Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Microsoft\Identities, you should find all files related to your mail in that area. Forgive me if the path isn't exact, I didn't stop to look it up. The application Data folder is hidden, so you'll have to show hidden files.
     
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