MS Outlook draft email accidentally unsaved

Posted on 2012-08-11
Last Modified: 2013-03-13
MS Office 2007 allegedly saves emails being drafted every three minutes at least while Outlook remains open. I have spent nearly 6 hours drafting a report to email. I had another email open so that I could copy and paste a paragraph. I had used a forward feature with it so that I could edit the paragraph slightly before cutting and pasting. I thought I was closing that email and was prompted "do you wish to save". I thought I was deleting the contrived forwarded message and said no, discovering that I failed to save the work  I had been composing all day. I don't want to close Outlook for fear that I will lose it forever. Where are these temporary files stored?
Question by:GuamBigGuy
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    by:Chris Bottomley
    For what it's worth when looking for settings in outlook I use:

    Free and it works just fine, with a clean display of all settings.

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    by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
    Just found something so thought of sharing

    Check if you see any file or folder as below under "Local Settings" folder.
    Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook

    C:\Users\[Your Profile]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFiles
    C:\Users\[Your Profile]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\
    C:\Users\[Your Profile}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\
    C:\Users\[Your Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\

    Users will be changed with "Documents and Settings" if client OS is XP.

    - Rancy

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