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Lost Email in Personal Folder file [message #389659] Fri, 08 August 2008 00:28 Go to next message
Don  is currently offline Don
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I was moving new emails into individual files that I created in Outlook 2007
and accidentally dropped one email into the main "Personal Folders" file. Is
there a way to get this email back or is it lost forever? Why would it allow
you to do this if you can't figure out how to get it back? Should I suggest
something be done about this in the next release?
Re: Lost Email in Personal Folder file [message #389661] Fri, 08 August 2008 00:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
william  is currently offline william
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If you drag and drop an email into a Personal Folders file, then it is in
the Personal Folders file. Have you searched the Personal Folders?

>>Why would it allow you to do this if you can't figure out how to get it
>>back?

Can you do an Undo Move? Outlook 2007 for example, Edit-->Undo Move.
Otherwise, a simple search if you know a property of the message?




"Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3EF7CE0A-DFCC-4598-A21B-C4838051A154@microsoft.com...
>I was moving new emails into individual files that I created in Outlook
>2007
> and accidentally dropped one email into the main "Personal Folders" file.
> Is
> there a way to get this email back or is it lost forever? Why would it
> allow
> you to do this if you can't figure out how to get it back? Should I
> suggest
> something be done about this in the next release?
>



Re: Lost Email in Personal Folder file [message #389667] Fri, 08 August 2008 02:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Don  is currently offline Don
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Thanks for the tip, the search of ALL of the personal folders had it show up
in it. I did this once many years ago and couldn't remember how I got it
back. It is really hard when you drop it by accident in the main "Personal
Folders" file because you can't see it unless you do the search.

Thanks again..

"William Lefkovics [MVP]" wrote:

> If you drag and drop an email into a Personal Folders file, then it is in
> the Personal Folders file. Have you searched the Personal Folders?
>
> >>Why would it allow you to do this if you can't figure out how to get it
> >>back?
>
> Can you do an Undo Move? Outlook 2007 for example, Edit-->Undo Move.
> Otherwise, a simple search if you know a property of the message?
>
>
>
>
> "Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3EF7CE0A-DFCC-4598-A21B-C4838051A154@microsoft.com...
> >I was moving new emails into individual files that I created in Outlook
> >2007
> > and accidentally dropped one email into the main "Personal Folders" file.
> > Is
> > there a way to get this email back or is it lost forever? Why would it
> > allow
> > you to do this if you can't figure out how to get it back? Should I
> > suggest
> > something be done about this in the next release?
> >
>
>
Re: Lost Email in Personal Folder file [message #389668] Fri, 08 August 2008 02:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gordon  is currently offline Gordon
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"Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0EAC145F-9DF5-40F0-9098-055E71EC9F33@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the tip, the search of ALL of the personal folders had it show
> up
> in it. I did this once many years ago and couldn't remember how I got it
> back. It is really hard when you drop it by accident in the main "Personal
> Folders" file because you can't see it unless you do the search.
>

If you do that again, another method is to uncheck the "Home Page" option in
Personal Folders properties....
Re: Lost Email in Personal Folder file [message #399809] Wed, 27 August 2008 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JerCro  is currently offline JerCro
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Thanks for that helpful tip. All these years I jsut thought they were
totally lost. I had done it again today, so unchecked the homepage view and
there they were. about 40 of them actually from the last year.
Much appreciated tip.

"Gordon" wrote:

> "Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0EAC145F-9DF5-40F0-9098-055E71EC9F33@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for the tip, the search of ALL of the personal folders had it show
> > up
> > in it. I did this once many years ago and couldn't remember how I got it
> > back. It is really hard when you drop it by accident in the main "Personal
> > Folders" file because you can't see it unless you do the search.
> >
>
> If you do that again, another method is to uncheck the "Home Page" option in
> Personal Folders properties....
>
>
Re: Lost Email in Personal Folder file [message #399891] Thu, 28 August 2008 03:14 Go to previous message
Gordon  is currently offline Gordon
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"JerCro" <JerCro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> Thanks for that helpful tip. All these years I jsut thought they were
> totally lost. I had done it again today, so unchecked the homepage view
> and
> there they were. about 40 of them actually from the last year.
> Much appreciated tip.
>

YW!
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