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Lost Outlook Data

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#1 Anonix


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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:06 PM

After Outlook crashed (would no longer open), I had to re-install MSFT Office (2003). Prior to doing so, I saved the address book (needed all my contacts) and word files etc, most of which went onto a flash drive. The address book was saved onto my computer. It had a wbk (I think) file extension. Anyhow, after I got everything put back together, when I located the address book file, there is nothing in it. None of the hundreds of contacts are there. The file size is 173KB, but there is not one contact in it when I open that file. Is there any way to recover the old Outlook data, or is it gone forever? I read that you can recover deleted files, but did not know if that would pertain in this situation. Since the reinstall, Outlook is working fine.

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:32 PM


Did you try and import the data?


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:47 AM

If there are any deleted items that could be recovered, they woud be in your Recycle Bin. Anything else has most likely been permanently deleted.

Outlook will Archive mail but it must do it before it crashes. The same with saving your folders. They can be exported but it must be done before the crash.

I have had some luck replacing the pst file. I believe it is in the same folder as the address book.


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:51 PM

Some people have had luck with PC inspector
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