Need help recovering Outlook Express mail
Posted on 2003-03-16
I wanted to reformat my I-Book's hard drive, so I backed up my entire hard drive's contents (including Outlook Express 5.02) onto a firewire drive, & formatted the drive.
I openned up Outlook Express on the Firewire drive, but it opens as though it's the first time I've openned the program ("Welcome to Outlook Express" etc) - my account info is gone, my folders are gone, my mail gone, etc. I don't understand where all of this stuff is stored, & how I can recover it. Besides a lot of important emails, I also had a lot of attachments that I need. The attachments are nowhere to be found - I assumed it was like Eudora which saves attachments into an Attachment folder - but obviously Outlook doesn't work like that.
Am I going to be able to recover this stuff? If anybody has a solution for me or any insights into how & why Outlook works like this -- I would really appreciate it!