Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 .pst Files
Learn about files with “.pst" extension in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010
Files with .pst extension are commonly used in Microsoft® products like Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 to manage personal folders. The .pst files hold information regarding contacts, e-mails, local messages, calendar and others. This is used as a reference for these Microsoft® applications to acquire accurate data. This is mostly used for e-mails setup under POP3 settings where information is linked from the provider. These files are limited to 2GB. .pst files are very important in organizing and backing up e-mail information. A contact list can be created using this extension to be pointed to a different location in the directory where it will be used as the new placeholder for e-mail information. Each .pst file contains all of your Microsoft® Outlook® folders, including the inbox, calendar, and contacts. You can have a single .pst file (usually called "Internet Folders" or "Personal Folders" in your folder List), but you might also have an additional .pst file that you use for archiving ("Archiving Folders"). Personal Folders Backup lets you back up any or all of these .pst files.
The role and need of ".pst" files in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 are as follows:
- .pst files store critical data
- Free space on the server
- Password protection to your documents
.pst files store critical data
.pst files store critical data regarding contact, e-mail, local messages, calendar, and others. Sometimes .pst files may reach critical size or become simply corrupted. As a result you can lose your important e-mails and other Microsoft® Outlook® data. So always keep a back up of your .pst data.
Free space on the server
You can move files from the server box to .pst files, thus you can free storage space in the mail server. The .pst files are used to store archived items. Microsoft® Personal Storage Table (.pst) files multiply rapidly as users send and receive e-mail messages, rely on their computers for calendar reminders, and perform other tasks in Microsoft® Outlook®.
.pst files (files with *.pst extension) (abbreviated from Personal Storage Table) are files that are used in Microsoft® Outlook®, store databases that contain your entire Microsoft® Outlook® mail, calendar, Microsoft® Outlook® contacts, and other data used by Microsoft® Outlook® mail client. It offers password protection to the data saved in your system. Password protection can be used to protect the content of the .pst files.
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