Recovering Outlook Files

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  1. Stellavision

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    Hi all,

    At the weekend I had a mobo die without warning on me and I had to carry out an impromtu upgrade.
    I have installed the old drive into my new system without modification so I can accesss some of my documents, etc on there. In particular I have email messages and addresses in my old outlook folder which unfortuantely are not all backed up in a .pst file. Is there any way to recover outlook files via windows explorer and drag and drop?
     
  2. Andy98765

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    The last time you used Outlook will be contained in a file called personal.pst, just drag and drop this into the new folder that contains personal.pst on your new hard drive. Use windows search to look for the file, it should be there.
     
  3. Stellavision

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    Thanks Andy.
    I just ran a search for personal.pst on the old drive but windows can't find anything.:confused:
     
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    oldC:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

    oldC:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Microsoft\outlook

    copy the whole folder from these locations over the top of the new one which will be in the new C:

    Make sure you have show hidden files and folders selected from tools>folder options>view tab
     
  5. Stellavision

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    Thanks for that. The problem I have now is that Vista won't let me copy files from my old xp drive to my new Vista drive.
    Its saying that I need administrative rights ehich I have.
    Knew I should have stayed with XP!!!:thumbsdow
     
  6. Singh400

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    You need to add yourself to the permissions list.
     
  7. Stellavision

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    Right, I managed to copy the folders accross. It successfully imported all email accounts but all my inbox sub folders are no where to be seen! :(
     
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    Sorted it now. Thanks for everyones input.:thumbsup:
     

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