Waylander

Outlook Urgent Help please!

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Okay I am a moron who broke a number of basic IT cardinal rules

Moving swiftly on.

Here is the crux: home pc with standalone office 2016 install

let's say we have 1 user W and another user say Mrs W that we'll call Z

Z doesn't use outlook so I ages ago set her outlook to point to W's pst file

Today I just set up an email account in outlook for Z and then thought hhhmmm she doesn't need all these folders in her outlook as they are only relevant to me

So i deleted them - and yes I emptied the deleted items folder

Logged into my account and realised the horror of my actions

So here are my problems:

1) is there ANY way I can recover the deleted folders? I've used a couple of evaluation software such as pst walker and phoenix outlook pst repair. They see a couple of the folders but not 3 that I really want;

2) I want to remove W pst from Z's outlook but of course NOT delete it (any further); if I use the "remove data file" option does it delete it or simply remove access to that pst from that user's outlook?

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(Sorry, not helpful. Trying to think thru any options, but beyond my tech I think). 

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permission granted.

as usual i attempted a simple tech thing after midnight and f'd it up.....

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3 hours ago, Waylander said:

permission granted.

You tit. :P

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Well I've resolved#2

now need a way to auto backup PST perhaps weekly.

ive resigned myself to losing 2 folders.....found the main one thankfully 

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