I want to know what outlook data file is?

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Hello Techies, recently I have joined an organization and working with outlook. I want to know what outlook data file is? Please explain it. Thanks in advance.

Best Answer by Antoine D Hanson
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I want to know what outlook data file is?



  • An outlook data file is file which contains email messages and related outlook items on the computer.


  • It has a extension .pst.


  • This file contains the local copy of messages, calendar information, contacts and other details that are related to the outlook user account.


  • Outlook data files created using Outlook version 2013 or 2016 are stored under the local computer’s path Document\Outlook Files Folder.


Below are the steps to create an outlook data file.


  • From your email inbox, select New Items-> More Items.
  • Then select Outlook Data File
  • Enter the file name
  • If you want to add a password to file, select Add Optional Password box, select Ok.
  • Type same password in both Password and Verify Password box and select OK again.
  • Make sure you enter the correct password every time you open the outlook data file.

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