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2003 Outlook: Email data lost, can't recover?

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I've been using Outlook for 4 years to manage my personal and business emails here at home; however, about 7PM (CST) last night, my "Personal" folder and all the emails included became unaccessable, the primary error window stating:

"The set of folders could not be opened. The server is not available."

I then checked the "Personal.pst" file which holds that set of folder's data and it read 0kb despite being (as far as I can estimate) about 2 GB large before. I'm looking for a way to avoid losing that data (4+ years worth) and am looking for a way to possibly recover it.

I've tried about 3 programs I have to file recovery; all of them returned with zero results saying the files was not a .pst file and one going so far as to say the file was "too corrupted". I also tried a System Restore which yielded no salvation either.

Some computer info:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ACUTE_IMAGE_01
System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model E6300
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3200 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. SE91510J.15A.2573.2005.0827.1931, 8/27/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name ACUTE_IMAGE_01\Nick
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 302.12 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.88 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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