After a windows crash, I bought a new computer. I would like to recover the mails stored in the old install. I can access the old drive as a data disk, but windows won't boot anymore from it.

I've reinstalled everything on the new computer, but can't find my old emails. Where are they stored ?

Since I can't boot from the old drive, I cannot use Outlook's .pst export :(

  • What operating system are you using?
    – default
    May 24 '10 at 9:01
  • Windows 7 64bits
    – Manu
    May 24 '10 at 9:03

In Vista you should be able to find it in:
[WindowsDrive]:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.

For instance:


  • It worked ! I was able to export the current mails into a pst file, copy the files in appdata, and then re-import that first pst file. I now have my old and my recent mails. Thanks !
    – Manu
    May 24 '10 at 9:23
  • Happy to help :)
    – default
    May 24 '10 at 9:39

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