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Recovering Outlook Files


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#1 fluxx23

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:09 PM

Greetings,

I recently went to a friend's house to help her clear her machine off of some spyware. But once I found it was infected with over 700 instances of spyware, trojans and crapware I decided it was time to format and reinstall windows.

I backed up parts of the computer but missed the Local Settings folder which apparently contains the folders and files I really need to try and get back.

Semi-fortunately, I only did a quick format of the hard drive. And I've installed minimal software so far.

All operations have ceased until I can recover these files for Outlook Express. I know I'm looking for DBX files but I did a scan with PC Inspector to no avail. I found a ton of DBF files but the program crashed when I tried to restore them.

Any of you suggest some method or software specialized for finding these files.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:06 AM

Small Update-->

I've got a trial of ZAR (Zero Assumption Recover) which I must say is an awesome program! I've gotten closer with this than any other things. Now I've found a few of the dbx files (one very important one being Contacts.dbx) but it seems the file may be totally corrupt. I have no way of viewing it, let alone importing back into Outlook. Any words on this?




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