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By ogneb ·
Hi Expert,

I have two related questions:
1) My Windows 2000 got corrupted and I was unable to boot up. Unfortunately I did not backup my emails. (During boot-up, the error was : "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file ismissing or corrupt: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM..." ). We tried repairing by booting from CD-ROM and choosing "R" and also tried Console repair. Both were unsuccessful. After trying three times to fix it, Dell support believed my Inspiron 8000laptop HD had to be reformatted to reload Windows 2000. Is there any other way of repairing my corrupted WINNT O/s ?
2) Next we tried loading a new Windows 2000 O/S from Dell re-installation CD-ROM into a separate directory (We named it WINNT.000). This worked and it allowed me to boot up my laptop. Now I can access my C: drive and load Zip driver for my Zip drive. My question is: where and what is the folder and file names of all my MS Outlook emails stored in so I can copy them to my Iomega Zip and and later paste it back to a reformatted C: drive with reloaded Windows 2000 and Office 2000. I tried searching for *.PST on C: drive but it came up nothing. Appreciate highly any help. -- BG

Note : We also tried copying the SYSTEM file from the WINNT.000 directory to the corrupted WINNT directory but still the old O/S will not boot-up.

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by Seeker2000 In reply to File Names of Outlook Ema ...

the easiest way to find them is search for *.pst and if you used the personal address book search for *.pab also.
Or go to the winnt folder and highlight it, in the right pane scroll down past the folders to the O's. The file you are looking forwill be "outlook.pst" unless you had multible people setup in outlook in which case your search will show you the file names to look for.
A very handy tool to have if you work on laptops is the mini adapter or connector which connects to a desktop IDE cable and you can save and view your laptop disc info as a slave drive.I have seen these in some catalogs and purchased them at computer shows for around 7 bucks. The adapter has a power connector on it also making it very easy since the minidrives get there power directly thru the pins. Most of the drives are marked for slave and master, the others you can go online to the manufacturer to find these setting.

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by boinu In reply to File Names of Outlook Ema ...

The default location of the Outlook Personal Folders File is:
%windir%[\profiles\user]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst. All the e-mails, contacts, and the information from other outlook folders is stored here.
If your.pst file's extension is renamed (scandisk saving lost clusters, etc.), when opened in text viewer/editor the PST file would begin with "!BDN".
Good Luck!

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by aamolina In reply to File Names of Outlook Ema ...

It's a hidden folder. You must select in folder options "show hidden files and folder", "show...". Outlook folder is in User Name\Local settings\Identities\Microsoft\Outlook.
When you find It copy the hold folder to a drive, CD or where you want. if you look inside the Outlook folder, the files have the extension dbx no pst.

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