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Does anyone know how to restore personal folders in Outlook 2011?

To clarify, both the messages and the folders have disappeared.

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Hold down "Option" while launching Outlook. Check the consistency of your Database. If need be rebuild it.

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Inside Outlook, go to

File -> Open -> Open Outlook Data File

then open the folder named Personal Folder

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If you know where they are located, you can simply use File > Data File Management > Add, and browse to where they are.

If you don't know where they are, you could search for any *.pst files, or the Mac equivalent, and then use Data File Management to re-add them.

What happened prior to them disappearing? Are any other programs impacted?

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I cant find File>Data Management; does it exist on the MAc 2011 Outlook? Also i don't think there are .pst files. If you can help me further I would really appreciate it; there are important messages I can't afford to lose in my personal folders! – MArina Jun 12 '11 at 3:10

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