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Can't find my email folder or contacts folder in Windows 8

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    Can't find my email folder or contacts folder in Windows 8


    My computer would not boot up so I had to replace the hard drive. Unfortunately I did not back up or export my email folders or contacts, etc. I was using Outlook 2007 email.

    The drive I replaced would not start up windows but it is readable so I now have the bad C drive with the data connected as a second drive on my PC. Is there a way I can recover the data or create and export a backup file from the old drive to my new drive? I canít even file the file where the data is normally stored; it used to be under the appdata\local\ etc. Maybe because the drive is not being booted up by an operating system I canít see all the files? Iím not sure so please help me find my emails and contacts! Thank you in advance for any help I receive!

    Kjj547

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  2. #2


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Have you posted this in the Performance and Maintenance Forum ? Although subject is email, also a recovery issue.

    https://www.eightforums.com/gtsearch....&q=recovery+HD

    Check this thread and other threads under the tutorial section (top left of page). Use the "search" feature on tutorial page.
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