Unable to restore data PST from old hard drive

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Hi dude,

My motherboard & CPU went south on me, so I decided I would pull my 2 hard drives out of my PC and install them in external hard drive cases (which worked very well). I then set up a new Windows XP pc (my old one was 2000 running outlook 2003).

The new pc recognized my external drives and I proceeded to try and find all of my email (PST) files on my old hard drive. I cannot find any of my current email anywhere, Except for some archive files there are no PST files. Does anybody have a solution to where I should be looking?

Thanks.

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Unable to restore data PST from old hard drive

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The best way to find is use the Search option. Generally the PST files are stored in different folders depending on OS, I have XP installed and the Path is "C:\Documents and SettingsUsernameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook" try this if you were using XP as your old OS or find is the best option or a similar path but you need to explore all Microsoft folders & sub-folders.

I remember that in windows 2000 professional, the path was something like a 128-bit address. The PST's there, but you need more time to explore.

Once restored we undo on setting in folder option also,there will one option to select folder with sub folder also. If you make that setting also sometime it will work. Your folder might be in sub folder while you are using,sometime it may be in hidden files also. If its in hidden files then you need to apply as normal mode.

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