Question about archive arc in Outlook and Exchange...

spotdog14

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Yo,

We have an Exchange server here at work, and when you restore an account from the server it saves damn near everything, but I am concerned about the auto archive feature in Outlook, do those emails get recreated by the server if we have to format the computer?
 

gimp

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the auto archive feature creates an archive.pst file on the local machine, and pulls the messages out of Exchange.
 

aaronearles

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c:\documents and settings\username\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook\

you will need to be able to view hidden and system files to see the directory.
 

spotdog14

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the auto archive feature creates an archive.pst file on the local machine, and pulls the messages out of Exchange.

c:\documents and settings\username\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook\

you will need to be able to view hidden and system files to see the directory.

So if I had to reformat this users computer without saving any of the .pst files everything in the archive would be gone?
 

aaronearles

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That is correct, the archives are stored in the pst files locally, that have been formatted over. You can try a data recovery app that can sometimes recover data even from a drive that has had windows reinstally, the only one I have used is GetDataBack on a live cd but that's been for small files, I bet you chances are relatively low with a big archive.
 
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