Data Files in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What are data files? How to utilize them in Microsoft Outlook 2007?
Data files keep the data of your Microsoft Outlook 2007 safely on your computer. Microsoft Outlook 2007 contain lots of data such as e-mail messages, tasks, calendar, etc. and these files are stored on the location called data files. Normally, Microsoft Outlook uses a type of data file called .pst (Personal Folder File) to save all the items to the computer. The data is usually saved on the mail server if you are using Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft Outlook 2007 also provides an offline folder to allow you to work with the message when you cannot connect to mail servers or when you are offline. Offline folder saves the data on another type of data file called ‘Offline Folder File (.ost)’ on your computer. There are many differences between these two types of data files. The Microsoft Outlook .ost files are used when you have an exchange server account and .pst files are used for POP3, IMAP and HTTP accounts.
Different ways to access and customize Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files and the method used to scan and repair corrupted Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files are given below:
- How to access Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files
- Customizing Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files
- Scan and repair corrupted Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files
How to access Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files
The data folder of Microsoft Outlook 2007 is protected and therefore you cannot access its data files by default. In order to make it visible, first logon as administrator, select ‘Start Menu' and click on ‘Control Panel’. Select ‘Folder Options’ and click on ‘View’ tab. Then uncheck the ‘Hide Extensions for Known File Types’ and ‘Hide Protected Operating System Files’ check boxes. Now all the necessary folders become visible. To access the 'Application Data' folder, right-click on the ‘Application Data’ folder and choose ‘Properties’. Select ‘Security’ tab, click on 'Advanced’ and select ‘Edit’. Then select the access control entry which denies access to the folder and click on ‘Remove’. You have to click ‘OK’ three times to access the application data folder.
Customizing Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files
After accessing Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files, you can customize the data files according to your choice. You can customize the overall behavior, look and feel of Microsoft Outlook 2007 data files. The customizations are usually stored in the user’s profile directory. You can customize the ‘Print Settings’ and these settings are stored in 'OutlPrnt' file. You can also customize the menus and toolbars of Microsoft Outlook 2007.
In order to scan and repair corrupted Microsoft Outlook 2007, first close it. You can browse to SCANPST.exe using Windows Explorer and then double-click on it. Now Microsoft Outlook 2007 'Inbox Repair Tool' opens and click on ‘Browse’. Then navigate to the Microsoft Outlook 2007 data file location. Check each file by selecting the dialogue box ‘Select file to scan’ and click ‘Open’. Before repairing the data files, click on ‘Make backup of scanned file before repairing’ checkbox. Then, select ‘Start’ to begin the repairing process. If any errors occur during the repairing process, it will be displayed on a new window. Click on ‘OK’ after seeing the ‘Repair complete popup’.
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