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MS Outlook draft email accidentally unsaved

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?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Chris BottomleyCommented:
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.

Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
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.

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