I have a computer that I issued to another user. Two months later the old user decides to tell me that they would like their archive emails. I logged onto them machine and even though I deleted user profiles, I had not emptied the recycle bin. When I went to look at the specific user his documents and settings did not exist. I looked at the other users that had logged into that machine (it is common here for users to share a machine) and theirs were all present. I am looking for the users .pst file.
I have used three different recovery tools from online and they all pretty much recover the same items. It did find the outlook archive.pst but it was empty. The user cannot remember where he archived too and it is like looking for a needle in a haystack since all searches for .pst's turn up nothing, nada. I have the users archives from 2005 to 2007, 2009 & 2010- just need the 2008. People should not use their emails like a file system.............just an observation!
Any suggestions on software that might dig in deeper to find those deleted sectors? I have tried: Easeus Data Recovery,PC Tools File Recovery & RecoveryFix-PST.
(Windows XP Pro OS/MS Office Pro 2007)