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Lost Contacts and recent mail in outlook

by oneclick / March 17, 2004 1:06 AM PST

Outlook 2000, Windows NT
Opened outlook and all contacts and recent mail is gone. When opened it pulled mail up from a month ago but shows them all as unread messages. It's almost as if it set up a new account. 5 different .pst's exist on my machine.
Any ideas where to start on this one?

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Re:Lost Contacts and recent mail in outlook
by Josh K / March 17, 2004 2:15 AM PST

I'd look at the last modification dates on those 5 .pst files. Odds are the most recently modified file is the one you're looking for.

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Re:Lost Contacts and recent mail in outlook
by Kees Bakker / March 17, 2004 5:53 AM PST

1. Situations like this show why it is important to backup pst-files (to CD-RW, for example). While setting this up, you learn what files are in use, and having them backupped regulary helps restoring a good one.

2. I don't have Outlook here, but I think you can see (and change) the location and name or the pst-file in the Options or some properties. I might have a look at my work tomorrow.


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