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How do you open recovered documents and emails?

By Chrysalis68
Jul 9, 2009
  1. I think that I recovered some of my emails and documents after accidently reformatting my computer. However I can't seem to open the documents.
    Some say its a shortcut, others are like a pst folder. Plus there were things.
    Hope this makes sense. How do I actually open these folders now? It looks like there is something there given the size of it.
    Maybe its the blonde in me. I did the recovery with ISO mechanics if that makes a difference.

    Thanks so much for any help. These are work documents and spent hours on them and I also had very important emails saved in folder with outlook.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,869   +903

    outlook saves everything in a *.pst file which is located
    C:\Documents and Settings\_your_login_\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

    IF outlook runs at all, then find the specific PST that has a meaningful size and is post dated -- dbl click on it and it should open with all the old content
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