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Old April 13th, 2010, 10:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
YBeaupre
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Default Recovering my Outlook Data

Hi,

I experienced a crash and had to reinstall Vista and all my applications.
Fortunately I keep all my data on a separate physical drive.

How can I restore my Outlook data stored in “D:\Outlook\Outlook.pst” and
“D:\Oulook\Archive.pst” ? Can you also indicate how to configure Outlook to
permanently point and save all data in the same location? I did this only
ounce and I don’t remember how to achieve it again.

Thanks,
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Old April 13th, 2010, 10:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Russ Valentine
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Default Recovering my Outlook Data

Answers are posted here daily.
Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...771141033.aspx

Note that some of the information on the Microsoft page is outdated and
contains errors, particularly when applied to Outlook 2003 or 2007.
Specifically:
1. Ignore any advice to copy your PST file to Outlook's default location to
connect it to your profile. Doing so will often corrupt your Outlook
profile. Copy it
anywhere BUT the default location and then open it within your Outlook
profile.
2. Ignore any advice that tells you to use export or import to transfer
Outlook data. That has never been sound advice, but the process has become
too deeply flawed to be of any use.
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Russ Valentine
"YBeaupre" wrote in message
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Hi,

I experienced a crash and had to reinstall Vista and all my applications.
Fortunately I keep all my data on a separate physical drive.

How can I restore my Outlook data stored in “D:\Outlook\Outlook.pst” and
“D:\Oulook\Archive.pst” ? Can you also indicate how to configure Outlook
to
permanently point and save all data in the same location? I did this only
ounce and I don’t remember how to achieve it again.

Thanks,


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Old April 14th, 2010, 03:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Recovering my Outlook Data

"YBeaupre" wrote in message
...

I experienced a crash and had to reinstall Vista and all my applications.
Fortunately I keep all my data on a separate physical drive.

How can I restore my Outlook data stored in “D:\Outlook\Outlook.pst” and
“D:\Oulook\Archive.pst” ? Can you also indicate how to configure Outlook to
permanently point and save all data in the same location? I did this only
ounce and I don’t remember how to achieve it again.


Open the Mail applet in Control Panel and click Data Files. Add your data
files to your mail profile and make the Outlook.pst file the default file. In
Outlook, click ToolsOptionOtherAutoArchive and change the archive file to
be the Archive.pst file you were using.
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

 




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