Closed a PST file or folder in the left hand pane and don't know how to get it back...

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I was playing around with the new Outlook 2010 for Windows XP and I noticed that the person before me set it up so that there was an Outlook Data File and then and Archive, and Lastly a Folder or PST file that said Outlook.

To clean up some of the clutter, I right clicked on the Outlook one and chose close.

Now, the question is, how do i get that back cause I think there are emails in there that I am looking for.

Thanks for any help or advice on this,


Ben M. Schorr [MVP]

File | Open | Outlook Data File...

Find the PST you're looking for and open it.


Yeah, Thanks Ben that would be great if I knew what pst file that was open. LOL.

Thanks for the help though,

Ben M. Schorr [MVP]

How many PST files do you have?

Most people don't have more than 1 or 2. If it's just a couple, open each one until you find the one you're looking for.


I only had the one, but when I imported it into outlook nothing happened or it did not re-show where it was where I closed it.

Ben M. Schorr [MVP]

Have you run a Windows Search of your hard drive for all *.PST files? Make sure to have Windows search hidden and system folders too. When you open the PST file in Outlook (don't import it) you should see a list of folders and hopefully the content you're looking for will be in one of those.
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