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Windows 7: Restore Outlook 2007


01 Dec 2010   #11

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
Too late now but there is a great tool available from MS for backing up PST / Outlook emails --works with Office 2010 too

pfbackup.exe download from MS site. It DOES work also for 2010 -- access via the ADDINS menu after installing if you are on Office 2010.

Download details: Outlook 2007/2003/2002 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup

I know this doesn't help you now but for the future its worth using. You can backup to say a USB --in the OFFICE ==>OUTLOOK=>file open --just open the backup folder and then you can access all the old emails and move them to folders of your choice.

Cheers
jimbo

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01 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Okay, found the Show Hidden Files button and now found AppData/Local/Microsoft/ - GameExplorer is the only file in the Microsoft folder???
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01 Dec 2010   #13

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QwikSilver View Post
Okay, found the Show Hidden Files button and now found AppData/Local/Microsoft/ - GameExplorer is the only file in the Microsoft folder???
Hmm, i've known of cases where a Windows install will not move ALL files to the Windows.old folder.

Try replacing c:\windows.old with ordinary c:\ and see if it appears in you're current user profile. It's unlikely but it's worth a shot.
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01 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks to you people I'm making progress''''

Okay here's what I've found -

HP/C/Users/MyName/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Outlook

Now, how do I get this folder/Files/Emails back into Outlook?
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01 Dec 2010   #15

 
 

You may need to check the dates of the files as you will see your currently installed Outlook files too. You should be able to double click some of them to open in Outlook.
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01 Dec 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Here are the files in the Outlook folder. I get a message that I can't open any of them

backup 12/01/2010
extend.dat 12/01/2101
Outlook 12/01/2010
Outlooksharing.xml.obi 12/01/2010
Outlooksharing.xml.kfi 12/01/2010

Thank you for trying
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01 Dec 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

QwikSilver, have you tried as Orbital Shark suggested: Open Explorer and, from the root of your C: Drive type "NAME:Pst" (without quotes) in the search box. See if you get any results with a PST file extension. It will be of the file type "Outlook Data File".
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01 Dec 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Mikedl, Yes with no results
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01 Dec 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm sorry, QwikSilver. Unless you have a backup of the PST file you'll have to rely on what emails have been saved on the email servers. If you can setup your email accounts as IMAP, you might find quite a few are available. As to your POP3 accounts, once you re-set those up in Outlook, anything that hasn't been deleted from the server will re-download.

Jimbo's reference to the pfbackup.exe is a great solution and works in Windows 7 x64 and Outlook 2007 and 2010 32 bit but not with Outlook 2010 64 bit. If you encounter any issues with installing and using that add-in, please let us know. I did a lot of troubleshooting on it before discovering it won't work with the 64 bit version of Outlook 2010.
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01 Dec 2010   #20

 
 

I agree.

As much we would like to it looks almost definite that your previous .PST file is gone

Hmmm, you may want to try a free Undelete app to see if it finds anything.

Glary Undelete
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