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Outlook Database Gone????

By NeedMSOutLookBack ·
Could use some help here. Have Outlook 2003. A couple days ago I decided to set up my sbcglobal account to run through Outlook. This was successfully completed by setting up a new email account with the appopriate POP3 and SMTP.

Previously this had been set up to sync up with my server at work. Since I am no longer at that employer I wanted to be able to still send/recieve emails through Outlook.

Somehow in the process, I selected a button that said remove. I believe this was to my original outlook settings to the server. I can no longer pull up my contacts, calendar, or emails.

My last backup was about 6mo ago so I am hoping that the most recent info has not been lost.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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by haileyan In reply to Outlook Database Gone????

Make sure that Windows is set to view hidden files and folders.

Go to C:\Documents and Settings\#Your USer ID#\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

How many PST files do you see in thtis folder? If there is more than 1 PST chances are one of them is your old email database. It is most likely named Outlook.pst while your new file is likely Outlook1.PST.

You can use outlook to open the old PST file by going to File => Open => Outlook Data file and browse back to the path above.

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by NeedMSOutLookBack In reply to Outlook Database Gone????

I tried looking in the Outlook folder and the the pst file there is dated for today. I opened using Outlook and it jut pulled up the current file.

Strange thing is, when I was in the email account set up, I never "deleted" anything. Unless my removing an account, that is actually deleting it.

After this happened I deleted about 2,000 files in my offline folder. Is it possible that the exchange server could have had saved in those offline files.

I called the IT guy from my old employer and he said my account had already been deleted. Shouldnt it be backed up somewhere from a week or so before my exit?

Can I back my computer up to a week or so ago?

Thanks again

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