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Outlook shows only old emails

henrikatwork
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Hi all,

Ive just migrated Outlook at a friends computer, by moving the outlook.pst file. Now, when I open Outlook, it only shows old emails!! (2002) All new emails are not shown. I tested sending an email, and the email was retrieved and put together with the old emails. The file has the correct size, so I guess I´ve just by accident changed some setting, so that only old email can be viewed. How can I change this back??

Urgent!

cheers,

henrik
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Sunray: there are no rules installed

I tried to search for *.pst, but I only find the archive.pst and the outlook.pst

The outlook.pst is an identical copy of the outlook.pst on the old computer.

I migrated by deleting the outlook.pst on the new machine, and when Outlook asked for the pst, I entered the copy of the old one. That was on monday, and it showed me all emails (2002-2004). Today I came back and it showed only 2002. I don't know what my friend did with the computer... but the outlook.pst file has the same size, so he didn't delete all the stuff, besides he's too smart for doing that...

I would be very thankful for any hints on this problem...

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Henrik,

May be this is too simple and you might have tried. Is the pst file in your old computer still there ? Why dont you copy it back to the new machine again..

Well you said you have seen the emails 2002 to 2004 previously but now. There could be a possibility that it was deleted or some kind of view setup by which you are seeing only 2002 messages ..
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I'll get back to you guys on Monday next week.

cheers,

henrik

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Reinstalling windows and copying the backupfile into the pst-outlookfolder, before starting Outlook the first time didn't help.

I also tried using an older backup, but I still only get the old emails!!!!

Anyone got a hint?
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