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Windows 7: Lost emails on crashed hard drive

09 Aug 2015   #1

windows 7 64 bit
Lost emails on crashed hard drive

Hi Folk,
I'm running an HP desktop computer with Windows 7 64bit. One day the the computer simply wouldn't boot. I took another hard drive that already had windows on it and put it in the computer. I used the crashed hard drive as a slave and found that a lot of the data files were still intact. I'm using Windows Live 2012 Email and I can't find any of the emails. The Windows Live folder is there but not the folders with the emails. ( I have transferred these emails to other computers in the past, so I think I'm looking in the right place)
So my question is... if I try to reinstall Windows on this corrupted drive will it wipe out the data files that are still there.

Thanks for the help

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10 Aug 2015   #2

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1

  1. Where are you looking?
  2. It depends on how you do the install.
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10 Aug 2015   #3

windows 7 64 bit

In the past I have found them in C:\users\mylogon\appdata\local\microsoft\windows live mail

But most of the folders are missing. my logon folder is missing. it looks like there is a Windows live folder, but I'm not sure what's in it.

Thanks for the help
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