Deleted Mails

uetlhr
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Hi,

OS: Win2000 Professional
I used MS OutLook to read and sotre my mails ... then my windows got Crashed and i had to Format my C: drive ... but i managed to copy documents & settings folder for some documents.

Now with new windows my outlook is blank now and all my important mails are gone. But when i searched documents and setting folder i found that there are files with name matching to my previous folder names, like billing , bookings ... and with a healthy size like 23 MB and etc

Is there a way to recover these mails. ?
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Top Expert 2004
Commented:
Uetlhr,

Check out for the file name *.pst.These are the files that contains the emails from Outlook.

Since you have not made the copy of emails, i donot think you have luck but if you damn lucky might get it which I doubt.

Also check for any .pst files at this location

documentandsettings/your_username/localsettings/applicationdata/microsoft/outlook

All the best,
Sunray

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Commented:
I have all *.pst files with me but how to make them usefull OR useable to read mails from them .... as i told you that i have copied  whole ""document and settings"" Folder in D Drive,
Top Expert 2004

Commented:
Uetlhr,

Try to import the *.pst files using  File -> import to get all the emails

HTH,
Sunray

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Recover and Restore Deleted Files
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/REST2514.EXE

also pst files must be
C:\Documents and Settings\< profile name >\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst

so check this path and see what u see there in recoverd data.

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Do a search for *.pst to recover the file and import into Outlook.  If the file is corrupt, do a repair.
Outlook PST File, Recover Damaged
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/scanpst.htm

Also check this
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/Recover_deleted_email.html

Here is a MS article to restore the pst file
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=287070 

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