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    RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but I'll like to restore all my files and associated emails after a disc crash. Where can I find them and where do I copy them to? Many thanks.

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    By default Outlook stores most of it's data (e-mails, contacts, calendar details etc) in a file called Outlook.pst - For Windows XP it is usually found in:
    Cocuments and Settings<username>Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook
    You usually find the archive file in this folder.

    Other setup files for Outlook are found in:
    Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftOutlook

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    In addition to my previous reply, check MSKB 196492

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    Been there now and found them all - many thanks. Presuambly I copy ALL these files to the same directories on the new disc?

    Farmer

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    Had a look at this - thanks. The information in the article says it applies to Windows 2000. Presumably it all goes thru for Windows XP.

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    The files you choose to restore depend on your circumstances:
    Outlook.pst - the main file, contains your e-mails etc
    archive.pst - this file may not exist - stores archive e-mails etc

    To restore toolbar and menu settings restore file called Outcmd.dat

    Other settings such as AutoSignatures are stored in the following files, the names of these files are based on your username.

    <username>.fav - favorites file that includes the settings for the Outlook bar
    <username>.htm - HTML AutoSignature
    <username>.rtf - Rich Text Format AutoSignature
    <username>.txt - Plain Text format AutoSignature

    If you use Word as your e-mail editor then the Autosignature is stored in normal.dot

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    Wow, thanks for the comprehensive reply. All very much appreciated.

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    The same principals also apply to Windows XP.

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    Thanks.

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    Where can I find my email accounts to copy over? Thanks.

    Farmer

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    Account details are not stored in a file, the details are held in the Windows registry. It will probably be easier to manually setup the e-mail accounts again.

    For a comprehensive list of where data is stored within Outlook check Slipstick. When it comes to Outlook, Slipstick is one of the best sites on the net.

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    Re: RE: Recovering Emails (2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 10-May-04 18:52. Whoops)</P>File > Import and Export... might allow you to export your account settings. There no longer is an Export an option in Outlook 2002, but it might still have been there in 2000.

    Added: if you had a disc crash, you probably will have to re-create them. They are stored in the registry in an obscure way that I don't believe is easily transportable.

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