PST is an email file extension which stands for Personal Storage Table. It has been designed to store information of Outlook for Windows. Whether you are using Outlook 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 o 2016, PST supports all versions of Outlook. A PST file cannot be opened in Apple Mail, Thunderbird, WLM, Entourage and any other email client. Users who want to open PST files on other platforms need to take help from conversion programs.
PST files store not only emails but also contacts, notes, appointments, journals, tasks and other important data of Outlook. It is a default format of Outlook. In case you have not selected any email format to save your Outlook data, the email client by default selects PST as its file extension. Personal Storage Table is used widely. A large number of companies across the world use PST to store their important emails. It is a universally accepted and one of the most common file extensions.
Open Outlook Data Files (.pst)
Customize the PST File Name
It is important to give a unique name to your PST files. It will help you to work smoothly with multiple Outlook Data Files. The Navigation Pane displays PST files. To give a name to a PST file:
Backup the PST File
Backing up Outlook Data Files allows you to maintain privacy of your important data and prevent them from corruption. A safe location of a PST file could be:
Size of the PST files
Do you ever analyse the size of a PST file. The Personal Storage Table supports ANSI and Unicode formats. An ANSI PST file has capacity to store up to 2 GB data. The improved version of PST supports 2003 to 2016 Outlook versions which has capacity of storing data from 20 GB to up to 50 GB. It means users can create a huge PST file. Unicode PST files support multiple character sets and can able to store a number of items per folder.