Solved

PST file referencing a deleted path help!!!

Posted on 2011-09-12
4
171 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Guys,
I backed up an employees PST file and moved it to his new computer. I made the mistake of not copying it to the C drive and rather had outlook reference the USB ( E Drive). I deleted the pst file off my usb and since his computer is new and his old one is wiped I cannot find the old PST to change the path.

Please Please help I will be ever so grateful!!

I know I made a rookie mistake in not moving it to his computer but I sincerely need help on this since I am new to the job.
0
Comment
Question by:ITDeptAtPCS
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:-MAS
ID: 36522928
Are you able to open outlook?
If not You will have to recover PST from your USB storage.
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
chakko earned 250 total points
ID: 36523011
use some undelete type of software on your USB drive/thing.   Also, if the old computer is still there you can try to use undelete software on it also.  I would pull the drive out of the old computer and connect it to another computer as a 2nd disk.  You may get lucky.

GetDataBack for NTFS is a good undelete program, I have had some better success with it compared to some other programs.  They have a demo version you can use and check if you can see the file.  If you can it then you can try a free program or buy one.

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:-MAS
-MAS earned 250 total points
ID: 36523032
if it is a USB hard disk, check this site they would be able to help you to recover your mails
http://www.clickzones.net/
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ITDeptAtPCS
ID: 36524059
My USB storage has been whiped and reformated so that is not an option. I can however check the previous users computer and see if his pst file is on that computer
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
Are you unable to connect or configure Hotmail email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007? Or Outlook.com emails are not downloading to Outlook? Lets’ see the problem and resolve Outlook Connector error syncing folder hierarchy (0x8004102A).
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now