Thursday, May 29, 2014

How To Retrieve Outlook Contacts

One of the main problems that an Outlook user has to face is the loss of emails and contacts from the program when the system crashes. However, you can get most of the data back by retrieving the data from the PST files. Here we discuss how to retrieve contacts from PST files.

  • Open the Outlook email manager program by double clicking on its icon found in the desktop and then click on the File menu located at the top left corner of the application window. 
  • From the drop down menu that appears on the screen, click on the Open & Export tab. Now a new context menu will appear on the screen from the options displayed on the screen, select the option labeled as Open Outlook Data File. 
  • The program will now display a file window for opening the Outlook data file, enter the following path C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook in the address bar of the file window. Replace the field named username with the user name you use to sign-in to the computer. 
  • If you are going to use the backup file to retrieve Outlook email contacts, select the file named as backup.pst from the window that opens on the screen. However if you are not planning to use the backup file, select the PST file with the name of your Outlook account. For example, if you have named your outlook profile as user, then select the PST file named user.pst. 
  • After selecting the PST file, click on the button named as Open found in the window for opening the PST file. The Outlook email manager will now create a new folder with name My Outlook Data File or Outlook Data File. The folder will contain all your data including your contacts, emails and other details that you have stored in the Outlook email manager program’s PST file. 
  • For viewing the retrieved contacts in the program, click on the tab labeled as People. You will be able to see the contacts that you have retrieved from the PST file in a separate folder in the contacts list. If you wish to save them too to your default contacts list, you can accomplish it by copying all the contacts and then pasting them in the default folder. 
If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to retrieve Outlook email contacts stored in the PST files. However, if you are unable to retrieve the contacts, feel free to contact the Outlook support team for further support.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Windows 7 Boot Camp Compatibility Absent In New Mac Pro

Apple is a company well known for the production of Mac computers, which is mainly employed in many business firms. And their main competitor is Microsoft, which is known for its Windows operating systems. A new software called Boot Camp was included in the Apple’s OS X, which helps Mac users to use Microsoft Windows OS on an Intel-based Mac PC. There are certain things that you need to be aware of, if you are one among the many users who are planning to buy a new Mac and use Windows 7 Boot Camp. Depending upon the version of the Boot camp software that you are using, Microsoft has constantly supported different versions of the Windows on Boot Camp.

Windows 7 Boot Camp helped Mac users to use Windows 7 operating system on their Intel based Mac computers. There is a rumor across the tech world that the tech giant has made a move to remove the Windows Boot Camp support on the newly available Mac Pro Pc’s. As of today, only the Windows 8 and higher OS are compatible with the machine, and all Mac users have found this decision very strange and hard to believe considering the fact that if needed, a Mac PC would be able to run previous versions of the Windows OS. Moreover, older Windows versions are also supported in the older versions of Boot camp on other Mac PCs.

Take for Windows 7 as an example; higher versions of the Windows 7 OS are still compatible with Boot Camp 5.x, whereas its previous Boot Camp 4.x supports both Windows 7 and Windows XP. Therefore, Microsoft’s decision to drop support for all other versions of Windows OS apart from Windows 8, will have an adverse affect on Mac. All Mac computers will face the same problems and limitations. This becomes even worse, when you need to upgrade, even if you own Windows 7 and need Boot Camp.

Older versions of Windows are still being supported by the older versions of the Boot Camp and the Microsoft’s decision to support only Windows 8 is a clear indication that from now on, it is necessary to have Windows 8 on new Mac computers.

For more news and information regarding this, contact Windows 7 help team. Windows 7 help team will be able to help you in clearing all the doubts related to Windows 7 Boot Camp.