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chrismcl2005

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hi i had a problem with my user account so i created a new 1 and deleted the old one then finding out all my notes i had stored in outlook had disappeared is there any way of retreiving them as the notes were very important can someone please help. i have tryed system restore but this does not work any advice would be very helpful as ive been told things arent really deleted unless i write over them or low level format hdd. :tazz: ;) :help: ;)
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Look in ''all users'' and see is your old account is in there.

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Outlook keeps all data in a file called OUTLOOK.PST - a separate one for each account user that uses Outlook, and it's located in the path:
C:\Documents & Settings\[Account Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst

Use the search tool - configure it to include sub-folders and hidden files/folders in the search. With any luck it may find more than one -- your old one will be one them (check the file date stamp). Import it into Outlook using Outlook's import/export tool on the file menu.

In future, export a backup PST file regularly. The tool is there to make backups a breeze -- use it!

Edited by pip22, 11 July 2005 - 12:47 PM.

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Hello thanks for your quick reply I tried that but to no avail. Do you have any other ideas of how to restore this information? Can it be done in DOS? All I need is the info I stored in the post it notes. They are important!

Thanks
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well you have to buy a 3rd party software and this even not garanteed to work (e.g. Ontrack Easy recovery Pro)
you can download the demo and it would tell you if you can recover it but it won't recover until you buy the full version.
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