can't find old pst file to import

I just upgraded my computer to Windows 7.  I am trying to look for my old pst file in windows.old file that windows 7 creates.

When I get to the outlook folder, I can't find a pst file.  Am I looking in the wrong place?

al4629740Asked:
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c_a_n_o_nCommented:
In Windows Vista and windows 7 look at
C:\users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

In Windows XP, look in Documents and Settings\yourusername\ ...
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al4629740Author Commented:
I looked there.  All I see is this nk2 file that looks the closest
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Matt CoughlinCommented:
Are you looking in 'C:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings\User Profile\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\yourpstfile.pst'
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al4629740Author Commented:
yes
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al4629740Author Commented:
these are the files i see

outlook.dat
outlook (Outlook Nickname File)
outlook.srs
outlook (XML)
Outlook~1srs
OutlPrnt
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Matt CoughlinCommented:
What operating system did you have before?
Did you change the location of your pst file before you upgraded to somewhere other than the default location?
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al4629740Author Commented:
oops i was looking in the wrong folder
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If it Outlook 2010, it wants to create PST files in a new location:  Documents\Outlook Files.  Take a look there and see if that may have happened. ... Thinkpads_User
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al4629740Author Commented:
I forgot to select Local Settings.  I skipped that folder and went to another application data folder.

Thanks guys!
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Matt CoughlinCommented:
Your welcome. Glad we could help.
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