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Posted on 2006-11-22
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After opening outlook the other day I got an error message along the lines of : there’s a fault, you can try to fix it using the inbox repair tool.  No personal folders showed.

I ran the tool and it asked me for my original installation media, which fortunately I still have. After completing a new folder had appeared in outlook titled recovered folder  8082.

Unfortunately there are only 114 emails in the folder where previously I had several thousand. I have also lost all my sent emails. Is there any way I can recover them?

Thanks in advance,

Philip
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by:sumitshukla
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Please go through this article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197316/en-us

hope this will help you.
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Hi Philipk,

Is this Outlook 2003 and are you on Exchange?

cheers,
frankco
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Greetings, Philipk !

Outlook Recovery will recovery your data
http://www.officerecovery.com/outlook/index.htm  

A free demo recovery will show you what emails that you can recover. If you want the emails, you will have to pay for the program.


Best wishes!
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Thank you for your responses, I'm looking into them at the moment and will post back later to let you know how I get on.
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Phillipk, any update?
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I've tried all the suggestions but without any luck. The officerecovery.com tool only found about 20 missing emails, which in this particular case wasn't very helpful.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I did back up my personal folders about three months ago, so it's not a complete disaster, but it would be very helpful to get back the last three months worth of emails.

If anyone has any other suggestions, I would be glad to hear them.

Phil
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Phil,

There is a trick to recovery deleted data.  Run PST2GB first.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=B33B1DFF-6F50-411D-BBDF-82019DDA602E&displaylang=en

This is a tool for recovering files over 2 GB. But it also has the side effect of undeleting data. Then run ScanPST to recovering the deleted data
http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/outlook/repair.html
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Hi,

War1 - I tried your last suggestion, and after much waiting and crunching of the hard drive I've finally managed to recover most of my lost emails. I can live without the few that I've lost.

Thank you for your help!

Regards,

Philip
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