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Edit: OK. I've found the OST with the tasks in it, but I am unable to import an OST into outlook, it appears it needs to be converted to PST first. Is there anyone who knows a free OST -> PST converter or some way to import OSTs directly into outlook?

I am using outlook 2007 linked to an MSN email account through outlook connector.

I recently added (Fake address) to my outlook and deleted I thought my tasks were locally stored seperately from the email address, but it turns out when I deleted, I also lost all of my tasks. This is catastrophic.

Is there any way to recover them? They're not stored on the MSN web account. I figure they must still be somewhere on my computer. I just don't know where to look or how to look there.

Thank you.

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This is not a complete answer, but search for .pst files on your PC. There are apps for this, but they are not cheap. – JNK Sep 8 '10 at 21:21

I don't know if this Works , try this ONLY if everything else seems to fail

Here is the extract from the thread!1pt1v0Q4vD8jSvNS4lqdAuug!391.entry (read comments given here)

So we’ll first need to “corrupt” our *PST file to have ScanPST reclaim our* “deleted” emails.

1) Locate and backup your Outlook PST file

2) From the Command Prompt type what’s in bold (note the hyphens "-")

DEBUG C:\fullpath\OutlookFile.PST

- f 107 113 20

- q

3) Now that you’ve “corrupted” your PST file run ScanPST (usually found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033)

4) Once ScanPST completes, your deleted emails will be restored.

The below extract from

PST files are very complex and in some instances recovered PST files will not function until they have also been repaired. This is done by running a program called 'scanpst.exe' (also known as the 'Inbox Repair Tool') which is installed by default on all Windows computer systems. If errors occur when you try to access it, use the Inbox Repair Tool to fix it. Once you have recovered and repaired the file you will once again be able to open the file in Microsoft Outlook.

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Please give source credit for the last paragraph. I know it's on this product website, as well as other locations: – JNK Sep 9 '10 at 0:29
@JNK oops I must have forgot, thanks for reminding me . I haven't sleep for past 3 days so I am forgetting things quickly – subanki Sep 9 '10 at 5:47

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