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Outlook PST Folders?

Shaggy

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OK, I have my hard drive split in to 2 partitions both running xp.
Now the one we always use started to go funny....so I formated the other partition to in stall a fresh xp, thinking I would still get my dual boot screen to choose which XP I wanted to boot to, as I did before.(need all my stuff from Outlook( contacts,calander etc etc))

I dont! I just now goes straight to the new XP fresh install.

I can see the files on the other partition.

Now can I add a line to my boot log to ask me which 1 I want to boot to or does any body know where the files or on my other partition, so I could just point my new outlook to them and back them up.......

If I cant do either then I am dead meat with SWMBO!
 
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its pst files you need, not folders.

do a search for them on the other drive and you will see them - should be quite large.

once you have them, you should be able to move them over
 

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ok, just to confirm. I have not done a back up the files I need.
I want to either point the new outlook to them, then back them up or copy them to my new install.

If that makes sense.
I have done a search for PST file but it has only fould the old back up file that I saved to a external drive about a month ago....
 

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By default Outlook data files are held in,

c:\documents and settings\<userid>\application data\microsoft\outlook


I f I remember the Application Data may be hidden so ensure explorer is set to view system and hidden files.
 

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By default Outlook data files are held in,

c:\documents and settings\<userid>\application data\microsoft\outlook


I f I remember the Application Data may be hidden so ensure explorer is set to view system and hidden files.
well there is a load of file in there, just going to install Office and find out....thanks...fingers crossed
 

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Oneman- close but no cigar....lol.....
they are in

C:\Users\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst

But many thanks, I can now breath again....lol
 

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Thats if you are using vista, onemans path is correct if you are using XP/2000 etc.


As I said in my 1st post, it is XP I am running and the path I have posted is correct on my PC....coz all is fine on here now....:banana:
C:\Users\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst
 
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unfortunately, I have never seen this path used in XP before. It is something I have only ever seen in Vista.

Do you have SP3 installed?
 

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Thats the default for outlook Karym6.

and there is another under local settings also
 
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Yes mate I have got SP3 installed....Don't know if thats why....
it possibly could be, the last time I checked XP (2 minutes ago) the path was the one specified by oneman.

I think he works in support, so its a question for him. Previously, when I provided IT support, XP didnt use that path.
 

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The XP path came from my XP workstation.

Either way don't care, I normally do attrib *.pst /s from the root of C: as I have seen people save them in all sorts of wired places.