Over writen pst file

Posted on 2004-11-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have just joined a domain from a workgroup and forgot to copy the local profile on one of the systems.
When i first logged onto this machine it has overwritem the local profile with the network one.
I have managed to loose my origan pst email file i think it was overwriten.
I have searched for this file but the only one showing is one that was created when i logged onto the domain.
Is there any way of getting the origanal one back from where ever it is?
Question by:jsharrock
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    Hi jsharrock,

    If you are sure to have overwritten the PST there is no way to retrieve the original even with most advanced recovery tools.

    If you have super luck , try these


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    by:Pete Long
    sunray is correct (morning Ash:)

    over writing a file makes it unrecoverable, the pointers in the file table dont change, if you deltete the file then just the pointer is removed - hence the file is recoverable, but the fact that you overwrote it means its gone - sorry

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