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Windows 7 didn't back up my pst file

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by poorroly, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. poorroly

    poorroly Thread Starter

    Dec 19, 2011
    I used Windows backup and restore to backup my files, and I let Windows choose which files to back up. Then my boyfriend dropped a heavy speaker on my computer and destroyed my internal hard drive, and when I restored my files from my external hard drive to a new computer, my most recent pst file was missing. There were a couple of old ones backed up, but not the most recent one, and I lost about three years' worth of e-mails.

    Does anyone know how to use Windows backup and ensure that the most recent pst file is backed up? Thanks so much.
  2. mel8again


    Jul 7, 2008
    When you set up backup you could have selected "Let me choose" and ticked all boxes. Also you could back up pst files from Outlook on your own. Read http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070
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