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Outlook 2003 - Email & Contyacts Question

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Hi,

I wonder if anyone can help me.

I have an XP system running Office 2003. The hard disk has failed and I can no longer boot into XP. I can however, remove the SATA drive, place it in a USB caddy and try and access it via USB on my laptop.

The question I have is;

Can I retrieve Emails, Contact & Calendar details from this hard disk via USB without Outlook?

Is there a utility that I can use to get these details?

On the hard disk, I have 2 users that have email access; myself and my wife. I would like to extract the above for each of us.

Many thanks.

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your emails live in the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ost

then you can try this: (found on the net - no guarantees)

1. Backup ost file(s)

2. Rename outlook.ost to outlook.pst

3. Use scanpst.exe from Outlook 2002 (in C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033) to repair outlook.pst

4. Rename outlook.pst back to outlook.ost

5. Run OST2PST which will then convert the file to outlook.pst

6. Outlook can then open the outlook.pst file

Outlook 2003 has scanpst.exe and scanost.exe in C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAIP\1033 whick you could also try

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Cheers mate.

I will give that a try.

Now that I have so much free time (PC being dead), I have been given lots of Hubby chores. So it may be a while when I can get some free time to try these out.

Do you by any chance know where Contacts & Calendar items live?

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In exactly the same file: outlook.pst. And I found that you can copy the outlook.pst file off the dead hard-drive and paste it to the new installed drive provided that you have installed outlook and started it once.

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Fantastic. Thanks Nitroshift.

Do you mean outlook.ost or outlook .pst?

I am checking my laptop and I can only find the .ost file.

Another question though, will the .ost or .pst file have all the attachments? When I do a Save as of an attachment, I get a "Local Settings\Temposary Internet Files\OLK3E" location. When I try and view that directory, I can not find it!

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You can convert OST to PST file with the help of a third party widely used OST file to PST file converter software is intended to convert OST to PST files created in MS Outlook. Software whole repair process will ultimately convert the inaccessible orphaned or damaged OST File into working PST File.

http://www.seoclick.com/tools/ost-to-pst-converter.html

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