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Windows 7: removed partition on drive, and now outlook 2010 can't use data file

26 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
removed partition on drive, and now outlook 2010 can't use data file

I got a computer from my boss and installed Office 2010. it was working just fine until i noticed that the 1TB drive was partitioned into two drives. the second partition was the "data drive". I didn't like this, so I removed the partition with a partition manager program. I still have the data from the drive, but for some reason Outlook won't read the data file and says it can't open it. I think it's in the right location now, but outlook won't check mail. is there anything i can do? i apologize if this is the wrong place to post this question, but i hope that someone can help me or at least point me in the right direction

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28 Sep 2013   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Actually, having a separate "data drive" is a very good idea as that allows you to size it accordingly and make backups from it using a separate schedule from your "OS drive".

That said, what happened when you finished doing the following:
1) Opened Outlook
2) Looked in the settings to see the previous locations for files and folders
3) Migrated those files and folders from your backup of the "data drive" to your "OS drive"
3) Changed the locations in Outlook for those files and folders to your "OS Drive"
4) Restarted Outlook with the new settings in place.
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