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Vista to windows 7

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#1 ukap


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:04 PM

I messed up....I wanted to do upgrade to windows 7 home premium from vista home premium but made a mistake and did clean install instead.  I am capable of upgrade but in new territory with the whole install.  I have started now so have to go along  with it!


I reinstalled 2007 office suite but how do i get my Outlook previous emaisl and contacts back?

I have been looking in my windows.old folder but not too sure what I should be looking for.


(fyi - I had everything backed up with mozy but I am not having success.  It keeps timing out from server).

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:14 PM

your old data if you saved it will be in Users\(your user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook and should be stored as a .pst file. What you will want to do is from outlook use the import data from .pst and browse to the old pst file.


Appdata is a hidden folder by default: to see this folder in windows: from your c: drive or any folder click organize in the top left corner, from the drop down menu there select folder options, click the view tab (middle tab) and then find Hidden files and folders in the list. Put the circle in the Show hidden files, folders and drives. You will now be able to browse to your appdata folder.


You may want to copy and paste the pst file to your desktop to make it easier.


If you had windows live mail or outlook express the data is in a different folder called identities in appdata\roaming\microsoft\identities (i believe).

Edited by zingo156, 06 February 2014 - 03:19 PM.

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