Will my Outlook data still exist?

  Pineman100 17:12 13 Oct 08

I've done a really stupid thing.

I bought an OEM version of Office XP to run on my XP computer (I previously ran Office 2000). I uninstalled Office 2000 and installed Office XP.

But I forgot to export all my Outlook 2000 email folders from into .csv files before I uninstalled it. Doh!

I'm not sure whether this data (Inbox, Contacts, Sent Items, etc) will still exist on my computer. If it does, will Office XP be able to read the folders direct? And what will the folders be called?

Any advice would be very welcome, please.


  VoG II 17:17 13 Oct 08

Try a search for *.pst

  T I M B O 17:17 13 Oct 08

I'm not sure, but what you can try is to reinstall 2000 and export all emails and address. Give that a go and see what happens.

  Rahere 17:42 13 Oct 08

your folders should be here
C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

  Pineman100 17:43 13 Oct 08

VoG™ - thanks so much for that suggestion.

A search found four *.pst files. I opened them in Outlook XP via File>Open>Outlook Data File and - bingo! I have all my old data folders back!

Thanks very much indeed.

TIMBO - thanks for your reponse. Fortunately I didn't have to resort to a reinstall, but I guess it would probably have worked. Many thanks.

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