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Getting back Microsoft Outlook information after format

By MedSWEng
Sep 23, 2012
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  1. I'm trying to retrieve back information (I.e; emails, contacts, ...etc) of Microsoft Outlook 2007 after the hard disk (C drive) has been formatted? How can I do that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    Did you keep the Outlook PST or create any backups before reformatting?
     
  3. MedSWEng

    MedSWEng TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply. So, does it get back emails, contacts, ...etc from a formatted hard disk? Do you know of any free tools that do that?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    EVERYTHING is in the PST - - do you have a copy or a backup?
     
  5. MedSWEng

    MedSWEng TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No really. The issue is that an IT guy formatted the machine, and we knew about the PST until it was too late. How to recover in this case? Is it really too late? I'm sure there would be a solution?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    OUCH! You're up a creek and it's all gone.

    "No matter how many times I cut that piece of wood, it still comes up too short".​

    Sorry mate, whenever we make a decision to reformat, the issue of how do I recover my critical files MUST be considered BEFORE the reformat is started
     


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