My IS department was backing up my laptop which used Microsoft 2000 Outlook and searched for pst files before reformatting my laptop, saving those files to the network. I had two personal folders - one was over 2 years old and it restored fine. The other had all my stored emails and their attachments since 2003 - that file and all the folders are gone. IS was confident that it was not a pst file or they would have found it. Could the settings have been differt therefore it didn't show as a pst file. Is there any way of getting these files back either on my laptop or from the server. I'm willing to pay $200.00 to the individual with the solution that will retrieve these files. I have found a "mailbox" outlook file that shows being a large file but when trying to open it, it shows empty??