Recovering Outlook data

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After having major issues with my laptop, I updated to Windows 8.1 and then very stupidly re-installed Microsoft Outlook 2007 without taking a backup of anything.    Is there a way of recovering old emails/contacts from Yahoo??
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Have you tried recovering from Yahoo online?

I am presuming you used Outlook as IMAP or something?

Yahoo Guides:

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/restore-email-contacts-mail-settings-sln2160.html?impressions=true

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/recovering-lost-contacts-sln3670.html
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If you have not formatted your hard disk, just upgrading or reinstalling, then the original PST file may still exist on your computer. Just follow the instructions at http://www.datanumen.com/outlook-repair/outlook-pst.htm to try to find out whether your old PST file still exists.

If the old PST file does not exist, then you may try to recover it by use DataNumen Outlook Drive Recovery at http://www.datanumen.com/outlook-drive-recovery/ to scan the disk/drive where you have stored your PST file in the past and recover the contact data.

Good luck!

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Thanks to both of you for these suggestions.  They give me a glimmer of hope!  I'm at work now so will try them when I get home tonight and split the points between you two experts.

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Sorry for my delay in closing this question.  I gave up in the end, as the 7 days had passed since I overwrote the PST file.  I've learned so much over this painful experience!  NEVER do stuff late at night!

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