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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

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    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

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    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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