Recover e-mail

Is it possible to recover a .pst file if the users profile has been deleted? I've tried a few recovery programs which have found Outlook Data Files and 1 .pst file, but those were much older than what I need.

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

It depends on whether the space on which the file was has already been used by other data. Also, first check whether it is in the recycle bin. If not, the most important thing to do when you delete data and don't have a backup, is to stop using that PC. If you keep on using the PC chances are high the place will be used where the file was located. Then remove the HD and connect it as a 2nd HD to another PC and scan that other disk using getdataback. If it sees your file(s), register it so you can copy the data to some other location:
Tony GiangrecoCommented:
We have had to recover lost PST files, deleted PST files and mail that was deleted by employees who tried covering their tracks.

If this is a case where the file was deleted by accident, then the solution above is a very good process to start with. if you are trying to recover a PST file because the user deleted for any reason and you can't find it any other way, try this solution. it is definitely not cheap but it works 100% of the time for us and there is a trial version that shows you if mail can be recovered.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
aintgot1Author Commented:
Thanks for the responses. I was able to find the files I was looking for. I will import them next week and see how it goes. I did not try the as the last program I tried worked.
I found both responses provided excellant information!!!

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Applications

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.