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Outlook 2003 backup

White preparing for formmating, i decided to backup all outlook data. i copied Outlook.pst to another directory and saved it. after formatting windows and reinstalling office i replaced the new file with the old one i had. when i opened the inbox there was nothing there! but the strange thing is file is big, so it must contain something, only i cant see it.

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    I have the same problem. Outlook was backed up. Open data files and still cannot find emails and subfolders although the computer states it is there.

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On my way of thinking there is a tool, which might aid in this complicated situation. It quickly helped me much in similar proposition some days ago - outlook backup microsoft.

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Just configure your outlook setting with your email id and when it is synchronised copy the backup file to its original location..
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First of all create a new file and save it. See its extension. And replace that extension with your current outlook file extension.

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File -> open -> outlook data file direct it to the location of the file.

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