webgyrl Posted August 20, 2008 Share Posted August 20, 2008 Hi All, Well I had a fun weekend! I logged off Saturday night and came back Sunday only to find myself completely locked out of my system. I would try to log in and my system would auto-log me out and no matter what mode I tried, I was hosed. I think some virus messed with my winlogon command. Anyway, I didn't want to take any chances so I had a new C drive put in and pulled the old one as I fear the registry was hacked about and I really didn't trust the drive after that. OK, so I had all my programs to re-install and THOUGHT I had a full Outlook backup on my D drive... only it turns out, there was no backup, much to my dismay. I did not ask the tech guy to grab any files from my old C drive as I never keep files on C, I put them all on my secondary drive. Anyhooo, long story short, my Outlook PST backup is on C somewhere and without that I have lost 5 years of emails and addresses, all my rules, notes... everything, gone! Is there any SAFE way for me to get my Outlook backup off my C drive? What would happen if I installed my old C drive into my computer in another drive bay and tried to get the Outlook backup? Could I risk infecting my PC? What are my options here, if any? Data recovery is not an option as I don't feel it's worth it to just get the backup. I can re-start if necessary, tho I would love to get all that data if I can possibly do it. Thanks for any suggestions you may have! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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