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vjr1104

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Outlook Folders Disappeared
« on: May 10, 2011, 03:49:52 PM »
I downloaded the trial version of Avast and deleted my previous Norton app. Now I am missing 2/3 of my personal folders in Outlook.  I had over 30 personal folders and now the only ones that remain are A - C.  D - Z have all disappeared.  Is there any way to locate or retrieve them or is this irreversible?

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Re: Outlook Folders Disappeared
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 04:32:44 PM »
First, how did you remove Norton?  (You should uninstall via Add/Remove programs, then use their uninstall tool and instructions: http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20080710133834EN&ln=en_US)

What version of Outlook?  Do you see all of your data files in Control Panel > Mail > Data files?

Avast only loads a plugin in Outlook to scan messages as they come in or go out.  It shouldn't hide folders or delete them in any way.

You could try loading outlook in safe mode to prevent the Avast plugin from running and see if your folders show up (run Outlook.exe /safemode) from the run box.

Or, you could try repairing your PST file if you aren't on Exchange http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287497
For generic computer (not avast) problems, you can also visit my forum for help: http://www.jacobytech.net/forum

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Re: Outlook Folders Disappeared
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 02:54:17 AM »
Did you change any server connections on Outlook's settings?

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Re: Outlook Folders Disappeared
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 04:30:19 PM »
outlook pst recovery one of the best effective ways for working out given trouble. The utility uses copies of corrupted data and doesn't modify source of info. It uses contemporary methods of recovering outlook data. Opening corrupted mailboxes form any location such as other PCs, network drives and even file servers.


Which is why I already suggested to use such a tool in my post:

Or, you could try repairing your PST file if you aren't on Exchange http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287497
For generic computer (not avast) problems, you can also visit my forum for help: http://www.jacobytech.net/forum