Outlook Express - LOST Email Contacts. Help?

My computer was working very slowly I did a restore to system (F10) factory. Then, I realized after that although it is very very fast now, I lost EVERYTHING. After playing a bit, I found a lot of files in 'C: Drive', which included bookmarks, photos and many documents. One thing which is a MAJOR problem of e-mail contacts.

I've looked everywhere for contacts and I can't seem to find them anywhere. Does anyone know much about it?

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