How to recover Outlook Calendar and Contacts

In the event of a computer crash, where does Outlook keep its files for Calendar and Contacts. We are a Lotus Notes shop, however, some users have used Outlook for calendaring. I've looked for a .PST file, but no luck.
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mahjohnAsked:
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maxis2cuteCommented:
assume this user has a regular outlook account and that is how he syncs the contact.  If that is true there should be an .pst on his hard drive or if moved, some other place.  the default path is
C:\Documents and Settings\user_id\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.

or you can go to control panel,  mail, data files, add, choose one or the opther optionfor the data file format and the default path for the pst files should be there.


i have a link that will help you, it will have details on this and how to back up pst's etc..

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
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war1Commented:
Hello mahjohn,

The default locations are
In Windows XP, PST file is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder.  

In Windows Vista, PST file is located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

It is a hidden file, so you have to unhide hidden files. Open Windows Explorer folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

But the PST can be anywhere.  After unhidden hidden files, do a Windows Search for *.pst

Hope this helps!
war1
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