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 Post subject: Lost Emails
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Recently I tried to empty my "Deleted Items" folder, I selected all the messages and hit "Delete" this caused my computer to freeze and when I rebooted had lost everything from all folders including the Address Book.
I'm using XP and Outlook.
Any ideas on how to retrieve them?
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 Post subject: Re: Lost Emails
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Only if you've been backing your .PST file

Download and install Microsofts free pfbackup utility. That allows you to automatically backup the whole contents of Outlook somewhere else for safety.

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 Post subject: Re: Lost Emails
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:31 pm 
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http://www.slipstick.com/problems/pst-repair/repair-a-damaged-personal-folders-pst-file/

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Repair a damaged Personal Folders PST file


The file has probably become corrupted. The software was probably trying to access or write to it when either the pc froze or you re-booted it.

This should solve it..........


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 Post subject: Re: Lost Emails
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:20 am 
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I was going to say, I bet the emails aren't really lost but for some reason Outlook's not accessing them. I'd give that a try Bri if I were you.


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 Post subject: Re: Lost Emails
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:05 pm 
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A search does not reveal any .pst files.
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 Post subject: Re: Lost Emails
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.PST only refers to true Outlook not connected to an Exchange Server. Outlook Express uses .OST files from what I can remember.

If this is Outlook and you can't find a .PST do a search for .OST just in case.

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 Post subject: Re: Lost Emails
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:39 pm 
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.PST files refers to Outlook POP mail
.OST files refer to Exchange Server (Offline files).
I thought Outlook Express used .DBX files.

Anyway, back to Brian's dilemma.

I'm currently in the process of restoring 12 years worth of e-mails, thruough probably about 10 HDD failures (including 2 pairs RAID'ed disks).
In the process I've come across some .BAK files. Now I'm not sure whether these were created during the processes I've been carrying out or whether they are created under normal conditions.
So it might be worth searching for
outlook.bak, backup.bak or archive.bak
If you do find them, take a safe copy then change their extension to .pst and if they're not already then move them
to c:\docucument and Settings\{your name}\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\ - For Windows XPor
C:\Users\{Your Name}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\

Good Luck

Phil 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Lost Emails
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:36 am 
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i allways tick the leave copy on the server
then i can just download them all if needed , but i also save a copy of the .pst on a disk


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 Post subject: Re: Lost Emails
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I use Hotmail.


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