Well, I did a stupid thing of trying to get my small network going by trying to delete the network and then recreate it. When I went to delete it I noticed a lot of files going away so I cancelled. But in doing so I lost all my Outlook files including all my contacts. I suspect I corrupted the files. I tried to use RECUVA and it found two files (Outlook.pst and archive.pst) and recovered them. But I don't know if these were the right files. Can you help me bring my Outlook back? Computer has Vista, SP1 with Office 2007.
How do I get my contacts back in Outlook(11 posts)
I tried scanpst and it brings up the box "The name of the file you want to scan". When I inserted OUTLOOK.PST it replied it was a read-only file and I did not have permission to repair...do you want to scan anyway. When I said yes it replied "An error has occured which caused the scan to be stopped"
Well I ran the program and it repaired the Outlook.pst file. So now what do I do? I tried running Outlook but it didn't access this file. I moved it to the program files\microsoft office\office12 folder and tried invoking outlook but all I get was my recreated outlook (which I did after I lost all my stuff).
You can try to Import the file.
With Outlook open, click File>Import/Export>Import From Another Program or File>Personal Folder File (.pst)> and select the repaired file's location.
No promises though, a corrupt .pst may not be saved, or at least in conventional (and free) ways. Good luck :)
How large is the saved .pst file and how long did you have the old one?
The file was 1.4 Gb and I did import it (thanks). I recovered some old messages but not my contacts (which is the most important to me). The import got hung up on "sent items" and didn't finish. I am wondering if I should try again. When I started the import function it said the file is already in use, but I bet there is more in there. So how can I proceed now?
P.S. Your help has been awesome. I really appreciate what you have done thusfar.
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