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#1 flsbc

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:46 AM

I had a virus in my pc (Rogue:Win32/FakeRean) that was detected and removed with Microsoft Forefront. After this episode, I lost all the emails that I had stored in Outlook and I'm not able to find them, the Outlook.pst file disappeared.

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:00 AM

Are you on a domain or a regular network?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:49 AM

No domain, it's a home network.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:51 AM

You can using Recuva: http://www.filehippo.com/download_recuva which is free.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:01 AM

I tried Recuva software and it finds quite a lot of .eml files at the time of the attack but they are all Unrecoverable! :wacko:

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:22 AM

Does your ISP store emails on the server?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:29 AM

Nop

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:23 PM

If you are using Outlook and not Outlook Express, you should still have an .ost file that has all your emails in it. IT should be located at C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:26 PM

I think OST's are only created when you are using Outlook with Exchange, but I might be mistaken.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:47 PM

I'm using Outlook but I could not find any .ost file.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:53 PM

You are looking for a file named Outlook.pst. Do a search on your system.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:22 AM

I had something similar happen. I use PCinspector file recovery and got the pst back. Then I went through office's scanpst.exe to fix errors (google it for instructions). I was back up and running in an hour.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:10 AM

I tried to use PCinspector file recovery but it cannot scan my hard disk. It works in the case of a flash drive.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:01 AM

The security program you used....did it quarantine any files? Or just delete them?
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:28 AM

Have you done a system search for outlook.pst?




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