Outlook 2003 and restore its file does not show up


OSNN Junior Addict
10 Jan 2006

Friend of mine has got desktop with XP home Edition (not professional)

OS get corrupted (that means I can not outlook wizard for import and export); I took the HD out and backup its data. I copied the whole partition C –got only one partition- (of course with its hidden files) which had those three folders :

Windows , Program files, Documents and Settings to an external USB HD.

I did not backup the system32, because it was big and I did not have enough space

Then I plugged the HD again , and I installed fresh copy of XP professional (not home edition), after that I copied :

Those files (My Documents, Favorites, Desktop icons, and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Outlook

I was able to restore My Documents, Favorites, Desktop icons, but I could not get emails for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (not OE)!!!!!.

By the way I have not setup his account with outlook yet, because I do not know what his username and password (Is that necessary at this stage ?)

Do I need to copy program files as well ?

Have I done the right thing or I missed up ?


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