See my other reply.
> I found the outlook.ost file. Can I reimpost this to
> Outlook? Can I somehow set it or use it as the "personal
> data files" that the outlook dialog box requested? I dont
> get why I was
> able to access the contacts emails etc after I
> disconnected the exchange server BUT only after I removed
> the exchange server did it all disappear.
> Not sure how I was meant to continue this thread so I
> copied the previous question, comment and listed it as a
> new post -- hope this it ok protocol.
Just keep replies in the same thread so everyone can floolow.
> Also someone else had recommended that I re-engage the
> server but it is neither listed nor frankly does it even
> exist anymore so I cant.
If not, you need to find the utility I mentioned.
> Thanks for any further thoughts.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> Where were you storing your data when you connected to Exchange? If
>> you had your profile set up to deliver all mail to the Exchange
>> mailbox (this would be true by default) it's in the mailbox - and
>> was perhaps synchronized to a local OST (offline) file on your
>> computer. If you've removed the Exchange server from your profile,
>> you probably can't use the offline file now even if you a) had one
>> and b) can find it, as it's just a synced copy of your Exchange
>> mailbox and can't be used once it's orphaned.
>> If you can add the Exchange server service back to your profile, and
>> then export to a PST file, you'll have it for use in a non- Exchange
>> profile. Or, if all you have is the OST file (search your hard drive
>> for *.ost and make sure to search hidden/system folders as well) you
>> might want to check out www.exchangerecovery.com - it isn't cheap
>> but it does work.
>> Pam wrote:
>>> I recently changed from receiveing emails from a remote
>>> exchange server to a pop3 account. I had left the
>>> original server listed amoung server tho each time I hit
>>> send / receive I would get an error for the disconnected
>>> exchange server. I finally decided to choose the option
>>> to remove that server. Immediately all my Outlook data
>>> was gone. Inbox, calendar, contacts etc. I cant even
>>> work with outlook anymore as a dialog box indicates that
>>> there are no personal data files. Any thougths how I can
>>> (a) retrieve all those emails and contacts? (b) reenable
>>> outlook? Many thanks for any help. Pam