What Are The .pst And .dbx And .ost Files?


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Neil Walker Profile
Neil Walker answered
Hi there!
Here is the information you were looking for:-
a).pst - "Personal Storage Table" is a filename extention associated with Personal Folders used within certain Microsoft Products. They are used to store local copies of messages, calender events, and other items within Microsoft.
b).dbx - "Data base Extension" is a file extension used by Microsoft Outlook Express to store emails of appropriate message folder.
c).ost - "Offline Storage Files" is file type of Microsoft Windows file associated with MS Outlook and is part of the MS Office product suite. This file is created by the application for the use of storing user’s mailbox data on the hard drive for offline use. All .ost files are converted in PST for accessing the mailbox.
I hope that answers your question.
God Bless!
Samuel North Profile
Samuel North answered

These are the files associated with Microsoft Outlook and serving for different purposes (mailbox storage, messaging, calender events, etc.). Here's an excellent service aimed to help you with any type of a file https://www.filetypeadvisor.com/ , you can recognize any  using it, open and go on working. Good luck.

Chips Ters Profile
Chips Ters answered

By the way, I wanted to clarify about .pst, that often you can accidentally delete or lose a table, you also need to transfer them periodically, I have already flown several times without returning and it was painful for me, a little later I found out that there is an Exchange migration that makes life easier and can restore lost data if anything!

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