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Deleted and corrupted Outlook 2010 pst files

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#1 technerd37


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

Twice in as many weeks I have had a machine come to me missing the Outlook 2010 pst file needed to run. I have run GetDataBack for NTFS on both and recovered a string of pst files that look to be the appropriate size but I have had to run scanpst on them to get Outlook to use the files. Only a small percentage of the files can be repaired and of the repaired files only a small amount of email (messages) information is actually returned to Outlook. Is this the result of some type of new and very malicious infection? I am at a loss.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

I also use GetDataBack-NTFS and I have also tried various other data-recovery programs.

The quality of data-recovery which occurs...varies from program to program...and, even if recoverable, the files may be corrupted/damaged in such manner that they are not useable as substitutes for the originals. I interpret that as just the nature of the attempted recovery process.


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