Outlook missing .pst files

  Geeky_Ali 15:51 04 May 03

Help. Outlook has 'lost' its .pst files and so can't open. I've tried uninstalling and then re-installing but it loads up the old settings and searches for these files again.

Any ideas on how I can get this working again?

P.S. Like a complete amateur I have deleted the back-ups I had of these files from ages ago!!!

  wee eddie 17:09 04 May 03

Go to search and look for *.pst also Outlook.*

with luck you may find "archive.pst"

the .pst files are all the information you have within Outlook, so when you reinstall all you have is empty Calender and Contacts folders

  Geeky_Ali 23:49 06 May 03

I had tried the search for *.pst but they were all gone. I eventually downloaded a file recovery program whihch searches for deleted files and it found the missing files. Recovered them and stuck them back in the correct place and bingo not a missing email, contact or calendar appointment.

2 morals,
1. Backup everything to a CD regularly
2. If this ever happens to you get a file recovery piece of software.

Still none the wiser as to why this happened!

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