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Posted on 2006-07-21
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I have a hard drive that was completley backed up for a customer and then reloaded with XP. I forgot to get the Outlook or Outlook express settings before i wiped the drive. The drive is completly backed up using Vice Versa. Is there anywhere on the backup that i can get the outlook data such as pop3, smtp and other data? Im not sure if they are using express or not. I thought maybe in the registry somewhere i could get the data.
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by:Nerdx
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Dear bonstonstaus,

Try going into the Microsoft Office Tools folder (mine is C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office XP Pro\Microsoft Office Tools for XP Pro - same for Outlook 2003). Look for 'Save My Settings Wizard' and follow the rest.

Hope this helps and is accessible - GL

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by:bostonstaus
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That wont work. The drive is already wiped clean. I have it on backup but there is no wizard. I need to find the settings on the backup.
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by:Callandor
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See if the locations specified in this article help: http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
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You can get pop3 and smtp server addresses from the ISP - you don't need to recover them. Outlook data (Inbox, etc.) is stored in .pst files: do a search for *.pst. For Outlook Express it is *.dbx. In Outlook the address book is *.pab ,in Outlook Express it is *.wab.
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by:Alan Henderson
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This page on my website tells you how to find the files you need for Outlook (outlook.pst) and Outlook Express (all *.dbx files). The directions shown will work just as well on your backup if you change the drive letters.
http://www.mistywindow.com/email/email-backup.htm
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by:phototropic
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As I said, just do a search for *.dbx or *.pst files. Don't forget to enable the viewing of hidden files and folders in Explorer (Tools - Folder Options - View )  Often, all clients really want is their address book. The contents of "Sent Mail" , "Deleted Items", etc. is of no interest to them. The Outlook Express address book is contained in a *.wab file. Do a search for it. The Outlook address book is contained in a *.pab file. It is usually in C:\Windows\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook and is named Mailbox.pab.
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by:Sam Cohen
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reload the versa backup, back to disk....
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