Running Outlook 2002 on XP Professional.

I have lost my .pst file ?!?!

Starting up Outlook as usual, no crash or anything unusual had happen edwhen I last used the machine and now I have no Outlook. The following error message comes up....

"Unable to Open Default Email Folders. C:/.............Outlook.pst is not a valid file".

I've scoured my hard drive for .pst files, large files, files I've used recently etc. but to no avail.

I used the article here......

http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread37254.html

......to re-gain access to Outlook, but I' still missing my data.

Any advice will be most welcome.

Thanks.

Have you done a search for "*.pst", this searches for all pst files, if that doesnt find it, then it isn't there.