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Recovering outlook.pst after deletion

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by mellefs, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. mellefs

    mellefs Thread Starter

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    Hello - I am here as a last resort. Yesterday, I ran a defrag software on my laptop and discovered several fragmented files. Stupidly, I deleted archive.pst and outlook.pst. I have downloaded and run (on a backup drive) several different recovery softwares and have not been able to even find outlook.pst. I cannot open Outlook without these two files.

    I have lost all of my contacts, inbox emails, calendar, etc. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can someone help me find my files? I was able to find a copy of archive.pst (which was deleted first) but not outlook.pst. I do not have anything backed up and I now realize how foolish that is.

    Thank you.
    Meg
     
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    Since you have installed "several different recovery softwares" I would say that your files are toast.

    Once one starts adding files then the area the deleted ones were using may be over written by the added files.
     
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    I installed the recovery software on a backup drive - not the hard drive where the original files were stored.
     
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