lost email after Vista re-install

March 21, 2009 at 07:20:40
Specs: Windows Vista
Hey all, I had to re-install Vista to fix what I thought was a performance issue. Anyway, it gave me the Windows.old directory and I can't find my emails for Outlook. I called Microsoft and got the runaround telling me the emails (even the unread ones) got deleted. I know they are there somewhere. Does anyone know where Vista puts emails or Outlook files when re-installing?

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March 21, 2009 at 16:43:07
I never heard of a reinstall saving emails in Outlook. How can it, if the drive is wiped?

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April 13, 2009 at 22:59:35
I managed to find my old emails
windows old
windows mail
local folders
I`m not sure how relevant it is but I have Windows Live Mail as well and thats what they opened up in.Then I just saved them in a new folder on my desktopOne good thing about vista is doesnt get rid of everything,the hard part is figuring out how to find things again.Hopr this helps

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