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I set up a new computer for my boss a couple of months ago and he is trying to get his old emails and contacts from his old Outlook.  I pulled the old hard drive and put it in his machine but I don't think he 'backed up' his Outlook (it was an XP machine with Office 2010).  I can't remember if I backed it up myself but shouldn't the files still be on his old hard drive?  Can't he import from them?
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If his emails and contacts were stored in .PST format, then yes, you can import them into his new copy of Outlook.

Do a search of the drive for *.PST, and once located, do the following in Outlook:

Click on File -> Open -> Import, then follow the wizard to import from the old Outlook file.
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