Windows 7 ultimate. I created a new user and deleted the old user selecting keep files. In XP I would have been able to recover everything ie nothing deleted. Windows 7 moves the user profile file to the desktop of the new user. Unfortunately everything except the outlook pst file or any of the hidden files. Microsoft, thank you very much. does anyone know if this essential profile data is recoverable.. Ive tried system restore which recreates the user profile except for the pst file.