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    Lost Personal Folder when upgrading to OL 2003 (2003)

    When I upgraded my XP system from Office 2000 to Office 2003 I lost a larger personal folder. That folder had about 200 messages with 145 as unread. They were messages sent to me from my wifes work system when she was laid off. Most contained only phone numbers and email addresses. The folder never appeared in the folders list in Outlook after the upgrade. All other messages, contacts, and calendar entries made the upgrade.

    Is this folder and its contents really lost? Any ideas how to investigate Outlook.pst to find it?

    Ed S

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    Re: Lost Personal Folder when upgrading to OL 2003

    Are you talking about a folder in your PST file - or are you talking about an entire PST file?
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    Re: Lost Personal Folder when upgrading to OL 2003 (2003)

    If you mean the entire PST, a new one was probably re-created when you upgraded. See <post#=266449>post 266449</post#> & <post#=329441>post 329441</post#> and post back if they do not help.
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    Re: Lost Personal Folder when upgrading to OL 2003

    I am talking about a folder within my .PST. Everything else seems to be fine.

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    Re: Lost Personal Folder when upgrading to OL 2003

    Are you sure the missing Folder didn't accidently get dragged to a different location, such as another Folder that it's now a Sub-Folder of? (I'm kind of clumsy and do that mistakenly a couple of times a month.) Can you recall some of the message Subjects and run an Advanced Find for them?
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    Re: Lost Personal Folder when upgrading to OL 2003

    Try playing with the options outlined in <!post=this post,317064>this post<!/post>. HTH
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    Re: Lost Personal Folder when upgrading to OL 2003

    I just ran the Advanced Find on ALL folders looking for a specific From address because all the messages in the lost folder were sent from one location. Because most were still unread I checked the Unread box but found nothing. Does that mean they no longer exist in my Outlook 2003 .PST?

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