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Solved: retrieving contacts from outlook?

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  1. jjohnson20

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    Is it possible to retrieve a contact list from a backup?
    Reason I ask is that I made a full system backup in order to wipe my drive and start clean. I also exported all my documents to cd beforehand. However, I failed to save my contact list to the cd.

    So can I just restore contacts and nothing else?

    I run Win XP pro P IV w/ office XP pro, and used MS backup.
    TIA,
    Jesse
     
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    Gratuitous Bump.

    Anyone able to help me out on this one?

    TIA,
    Jesse
     
  3. billroland

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    I do not think you can retrieve just the contact list, however I think it may be possible to retrieve contacts plus all email etc. you had when you made the backup.

    I do not claim to be any type of computer guru, but I have recently had almost the exact problem, so I am going to tell you how I resolved my problem and you decide whether you want to try the same.

    1 The first thing I did and suggest you do also is save a copy of the current outlook folder in a work folder for safe keeping just in case.

    2 You will find that you will need a total of 3 files located in the outlook folder " archive.pst, extend.dat and outlook.pst." DO NOT restore to original location, make ANOTHER work folder.

    3 Copy the 3 files you restored from backup to the current outlook folder.


    I was not able to combine the few contacts and emails I got when I first started using the new installed outlook.

    Good Luck
    Bill Roland
     
  4. jjohnson20

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    Thanks for the reply Bill. I appreciate your help.

    Thing is, I don't SEE an outlook folder in my backup anywhere. Where would it be located? I've gone down most of the "pertinent" spots I thought to look?

    Jesse
     
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    Thanks again Bill. Sent you an Email.
     
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