My empty Pocket PC overwrote all my information in Outlook 2002

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-08

My blank Pocket PC overwrote all of my information Outlook 2002.  How can I retrieve my old information?  Is it possible?

Question by:attipa
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    Assisted Solution

    Restore from backups. I have had it do that before, fortunately I operate with an Exchange server, so it was easy enough to get the content back.

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    Accepted Solution

    Greetings, attipa !

    If you are not on an Exchange, and if you do not have backup PST file, the old information is lost.  

    To check for backups, do a search  for *.OST and archive.pst files.  OST and PST files are located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder. They are hidden files. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

    Best wishes!

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