run detect and repair and lost all my files


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news tpg

Hi my office 2003 kept crashing. I ran detect and repair from the help menu,
and have lost all my files, and they are not in the trash file.

Any ideas, surely to god there would have been some message ie you will lose
all data before detleting everything.

Thanks Tim
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Do a search for *.pst on your hard drive - make sure to search hidden/system
folders as well if using W2k/XP. The file is probably still there.
 
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Brian Tillman

news tpg said:
Hi my office 2003 kept crashing. I ran detect and repair from the
help menu, and have lost all my files, and they are not in the trash
file.

Any ideas, surely to god there would have been some message ie you
will lose all data before detleting everything.
You probably still have your messages, but you have a new profile or PST as
a result of the detect and repair. Enab;ed showing hidden files and folders
and search your hard drive for a file whose type is ".pst". That's probably
your old Email. Open it in Outlook with File>Open>Outlook Data File. The,
make it your default delivery location again with Tools>E-mail Accounts>View
or change existing e-mail accounts>Next. At the bottom left of that box is
where the default delivery location is chosen.
 
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news tpg

Hi Thanks for your help. I found the file and deleted the other empty file.

Now every time I try to get email I get the message that the program is
looking for the old file personel folders1.

I have changed the setting in the mail in the control panel.

Any other ideas ? Thanks Tim

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

When Outlook complains it can't find the PST file, browse to the location of
the 'new' file and let it use that one.

news said:
Hi Thanks for your help. I found the file and deleted the other empty
file.

Now every time I try to get email I get the message that the program
is looking for the old file personel folders1.

I have changed the setting in the mail in the control panel.

Any other ideas ? Thanks Tim

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
Do a search for *.pst on your hard drive - make sure to search
hidden/system folders as well if using W2k/XP. The file is probably
still there.
 
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Tony/Lisa

Hi, I ran into this same problem. In searching for any .pst files, all it
finds is the new profile I had to create. Could it have saved over the
original? Thanks for any help you can give me!
 
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