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    user profile (outlook xl)

    I very stupidly deleted my default user profile , which meant I lost all my old mail, contact list everything. Is there any way to get it back?

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    From where did you delete it? An Exchange Server?

    If on a personal PC, look for *.pst file(s).

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    I don't have a server. I was/am having compatibility issues with Norton Systemworks 2002, I was deleting and reentering email account settings over and over and A little window came up all by itself, and I deleted it (the default profile - the only one). I have a vast amount of .pst files. I don't see the import option willing to bring them back.

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    Try File-Open.

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    This is helpful I have found old messages!! Where do you think contacts are? And sometimes it asks for a password. I always use the same password for everything, but it doesn't accept that or no password which it doesn't like either.

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    Do Start-Find-Files or Folders and look for *.pst files. Get the path from the Find window, then try opening them from Outlook. Can't help with the password...you never told me what it was <img src=/S/broke.gif border=0 alt=broke width=31 height=23>

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    File-open worked. It put everything in new personal folders. I moved the contents but it won't let me delete empty personal folders. I have about 5. How can i clean this up?

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    If you're on an exchange server, and I believe you are, go to Tools-Services. You should see personal folders under there. Hit the properties to find the one you're wanting to keep, then remove all the others.

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    if the folder list is not showing, view > folder list to show it. Right clic k on the top folder of the pst (may be called personal folders) and file > close.

    To delete from your drive, wait at least 30 min then find it using windows explorer and delete.

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    How do i know i am deleting the right .pst Just because they are small?

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    Re: user profile (outlook xl)

    yes - but show file details and check the date. the disconnected one will be dated for the time you disconnected it.

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