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Windows 7: Recovering Outlook Emails After Windows 7 Installation


30 May 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Recovering Outlook Emails After Windows 7 Installation

I searched the forums, didn't see this addressed....

I recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7, so I had to do the custom install which wiped everything. And, as usual, it placed all of my old stuff in the Windows.old folder. I want to try to recover/retrieve my saved emails that were in Outlook in XP into Outlook in Windows 7. I didn't back them up to a .pst file before the install, but since all my old stuff is in that Windows.old folder, is it possible to retrieve the emails?

Also, is the same possible for contacts?

Thanks for any help!

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30 May 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome,

You may be in luck, try this suggestion:

unable to retrieve contacts and old emails from outlook express to windows 7
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30 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Have you searched Windows.old for .pst files?
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31 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Well - a couple things. Outlook and Outlook Express are two totally different email programs - despite what their similar names suggest. Outlook Express does not use .pst files.

Also, there is no email client native to Windows 7. Microsoft has dumped OE, and gone to Windows Live Mail, which must be downloaded from here before first use. Or you can use another client, such as Outlook.
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