Hi, I have recently had to reinstall Windows XP. Since I have done that, I cannot get access to MS Outlook as well as other applications. ALL of my documents, images etc.. do remain on the drive because I didn't format, I chose the option to leave the file system intact during the reinstallation of Win XP (home edition). My main concern is retrieving my diary events, contacts and tasks from Outlook. I have managed to locate the Contacts.pst file but can't find any other files relating to my diary, tasks for outlook etc.. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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If you have located the .pst file that Outlook was previously using this article includes intructions for importing the data back into Outlook:


Unfortunately, sometimes there is data loss when performing a 'Refresh' install of Windows XP (In-Place Upgrade). Data should really be backed up before performing the process of re-installation, for safety's sake. I hope the .pst file you've found is the one you need.

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