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Q: Recovering address-book and email from outlook 2002 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Recovering address-book and email from outlook 2002
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: vansman-ga
List Price: $35.00
Posted: 05 May 2006 14:37 PDT
Expires: 04 Jun 2006 14:37 PDT
Question ID: 725870
I have a computer in which the windows XP operating system is corrupt
and the machine no longer boots.  I removed this unbootable HDD and
placed it in another machine as a slave and I can now access the
files, this drive is now ?D? drive in the new machine.

What I need is the address book and inbox email from Outlook 2002
moved from the ?D-drive? to my ?C-drive? so that I can again have
access to this data.  I just installed outlook 2002 on the C-drive so
it is a ?fresh? copy.

I cannot start outlook from the old (slave) HDD, so I cannot
?back-up? the information I need in the normal way.

Is there any way to extract the address book and inbox emails and save
it to the working version of Outlook 2002 on my C-drive?

Additionally, can internet explorer's "favorites" somehow be extracted
too?  This would be a big help.

Thanks in advance!

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 05 May 2006 15:21 PDT
Try this and let me know if it works.

First locate where your Outlook pst files are located on your D Drive.
Since you can't open Outlook, you'll have to find them manually. Mine
for instance are at
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application

Then follow the instructions here:

Moving Outlook .pst files to a new Outlook 2002 machine

For your favorites:
Locate your favorite folder on your D Drive. They should be here:
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Favorites

Copy them to the same folder on your C Drive.

Looking forward to your clarification.

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by vansman-ga on 05 May 2006 17:51 PDT
Rainbow, I am new at this so forgive me.

Your solution worked!  Not without some additional workarounds, but
the final result is that I got what I needed, in record time too. 
Thank you very much indeed!

Are you part of the Google answer team? ?  Or simply the patron saint of salvation?

Either way, it worked for me, thank you again!
Subject: Re: Recovering address-book and email from outlook 2002
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 05 May 2006 20:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi vansman,

I'm just part of the Answers team. ;-)

I'm glad the information I provided helped towards a solution to your problem. 

Best regards,
vansman-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Solution worked like a charm, I could not be more pleased.  Lightning
fast response was the best part.  Well worth the money for time
sensitive issue.

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