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#1 cspirawk

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 07:28 PM

I had to reinstall Windows XP because of numerous problems and now all of my contacts are gone from my address book. Is there any way to get them back or am I SOL???

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:01 PM

Sorry cspirawk,

If you've already executed a re-install of your Win-XP, then you've wiped out
your history files.

The only possibility of recovering part of your address book is if some of it
may still exist on your ISP's history, or other platforms that you've sent e-mail over.

You could check those out and if some records still exist, export them back to your
system.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:15 PM

Thank you-I'll try that!

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 10:53 PM

It depends on if you did a repair or format/reinstall.

If you did a repair, then it is possible that they are in a hidden, protected partition.

If you did a format and reinstall, then there is virtually no way that you can get it back, especially if you have restarted the computer.

I would call my ISP and tell them about what happened. If it is in a hidden partition, then they could tell you the exact location. As worse case, they may have your old E-mail on file, and they may send it back to you, but that is a long shot.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 11:10 PM

"Long shot"... Windoze XP - ha, ha, ha,

Sometimes, Jason, you and Billy Goats really tickle my sides.....

"cspirawk" is still lucky to have an "operating system" with "Windoze!"

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