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Solved: Retreive Outlook data from slave drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mcmommy, Nov 2, 2010.

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  1. mcmommy

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    I have replaced my hard drive am now using the old one as a slave. Due to the way my computer failed, I was not able to create a psd file of my Outlook data, however the hard drive is complete and undamaged. Is there a way to open Outlook on the slave drive and retrieve that data? There is no email account associated with Outlook, I'm looking for contact and appointment info, not emails.
     
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    have a look for the pst file

    In XP
    C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
     
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    There is no pst file, I was not able to do a backup before I had to replace the hard drive. (also, it would be on D:\)

    There is a DAT, FAV, NK2, and a SRS file. No pst file.
     
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    why would it be on D:\

    did you use outlook for you contacts and calendar ?

    are you sure you used outlook and not outlook express
     
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    Absolutely sure, I don't have Outlook Express, never did. D: is now the slave drive, I have not moved any data, it's as it was when it was C:\. My C:\ now has Windows XP and minimal software as I'm still reinstalling. I installed Office and when I opened Outlook I realized that I didn't have the backup. Tried uninstalling and opening Outlook from D:\, as it's still there as well, but wouldn't open as it's not registered to the "new" user.
     
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    i have just setup outlook 2003 on a PC and set no email - so just calendar and contacts - and it created a PST file
    so it should be in
    D:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
    unless its being hidden as system file /folder

    so at a bit of a loss
    have you tried a search across the d:\ drive for *.pst
     
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    Success! My initial search did not include hidden folders. Thanks for this - I will reinstall Office and import the pst file - saved a great deal of aggro, this did.
     
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    (y) - when complete you can mark this thread solved - button at top of page "Mark Solved"
     
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