We generally heard about the term PST or OST, but have you ever tried to distinguish between these terms, about their acronym and reason to be called differently.
I guess no. In case, if you would have done this before, then probably this article will introduce something new about the same.
So, let's start digging about Outlook Data File & Storage mechanism from the scratch, so this blog post could spell-out more to the Outlook users.
Outlook data files or personal folders refer to a file format which maintains the database of Microsoft Outlook in one single file. It stores all your Outlook data such as emails, calendar, contacts, appointments, tasks, notes, attachments, etc.
OST & PST are the two file formats that are being used by Microsoft Outlook to store all the processed data:
Every application in computer saves its data in different file format with unique file extension like notepad used ".txt", MS-word used ".docx" and other ones. Like these extensions, MS Outlook also comes with its own data file schema & data file extension.
It's always been a complicated question that where the Outlook PST Data file exists in computer and is there any way to access it. Identifying the default location of PST files is really a tedious job especially for the non Outlook users. Awareness about the location of this file can save a huge time of user and one can use this file for further use if he/she knows the default location of Outlook data file.
Default location of Outlook PST File:
Personal Folder File automatically created when a user configures an email in Microsoft Outlook. But sometimes, need of another PST file can be evoked in front of the user. Generally, creating distinct Outlook Data Files is also considered as an effective practice to manage different Outlook profiles and their data.
Follow the given instructions to create a new Outlook PST File (2010):
File >> Info >> Account Settings >> Account Settings