PST File Type

- The quick facts

What are PST files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PST file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PST file?

PST files have multiple uses, and Microsoft OutLook Personal Storage is one of them.

Microsoft OutLook Personal Storage file

This type of .pst file holds personal information that is used by the Outlook and Exchange email programs from Microsoft.

The PST files are used to store information that pertains to the e-mail folders, addresses, contact information, email messages, and other data that is saved within these applications. In other words, a PST file contains a user's entire email archive and address book.

How to open PST files

We have identified 3 PST openers that are compatible with this specific type of PST file.

Programs that open Microsoft OutLook Personal Storage files

Last updated: March 12, 2022

More file formats using the PST extension

Through our research of PST files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

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