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    Lost .pst files (Office 98)

    Hi all - This is my first time, hope I get it right!
    Friends changed from 98SE to Xp Pro after adding new hard drive which became C:. Previous hard drive slaved and became D: with all previous data left on it. Tried to import Contacts, mail etc. Searched all drives, couldn't find .pst.
    Is this to do with XP using NTFS and 98SE using Fat32? Is there a work around or have their files gone for good.
    Roger

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    Re: Lost .pst files (Office 98)

    Roger
    The files should still be there I'd have thought.
    Have you made sure that you are also looking for hidden files? Its an option on windows explorer (Tools > Folder Options > VIew > Show hidden files and folders)

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    Re: Lost .pst files (Office 98)

    Yes Andrew I searched for hidden files as well. It's a real mystery. That's why I'm thinking it's something to do with XP. They couldn't find an installed application either.
    At least they will remember to do back ups now.

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    Re: Lost .pst files (Office 98)

    DId they reinstall Office 98?
    If so, they may have inadvertantly deleted old files while they were at it. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Lost .pst files (Office 98)

    No Gramps, just installed XP on new C: drive and started playing with XP

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    Re: Lost .pst files (Office 98)

    Well - I'm beat. Without access to the drive I'm all out of ideas. They've gotta be there somewhere - even if under a different file type.

    One last ditch attempt - search for all files with size over 2MB or so - that should turn up mail files if they are around as we all know how bloated they get <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Lost .pst files (Office 98)

    OK Gramps, hadn't thought of that search. Will try again later, at moment am hampered travelling across city; temps -31C, more snow overnight, bit of wind creating blowing snow and wind chill around -40C - I think I'll just huddle around my monitor today! :>)
    Roger

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