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Discussion in 'MCDST' started by dawsonma, May 16, 2007.

  1. dawsonma

    dawsonma New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm studing for the 70-272 yet I'm finding it hard to remember all the files and formats you can export /import to using outlook and outlook express.

    Does anyone have any advice or know how much detail I will need for this section.

    thanks
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Dawsonma,

    As far as I can remember, the objectives focus on Office Outlook opposed to Outlook (default with XP install), but here goes;


    Outlook Express;

    inbox.dbx - Stores the inbox
    drafts.dbx - drafts
    sentitem.dbx - sent items
    deleteditem.dbx - deleted items
    offline.dbx - stores actions whilst working offline
    pop3duidl.dbx - stores information about messages left on the POP server

    <foldername>.dbx - any other folders you create.

    Address book - *.wab

    Default location of these files is;

    <drive>:\documents and settings\username\local settings\application data\Microsoft\ Outlook Express

    Office Outlook;

    Is more straight forward. Whatever you use in this application (mail, calender etc) is stored in *.pst file.

    Simply put, remember .dbx for Outlook and .pst for Office Outlook.

    Good luck

    Boyce
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Things change a bit with Outlook if it is used with Exchange, a dedicated email server.

    In an Exchange senario the outlook mailboxes are stored on the Exchange server and only archived and personal folders are stored locally in OST files.

    Just trying to confuse the matter, i hate things being too simple :twisted:
     
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  4. Pete01

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    Exchange hosts the mailboxes, users can archive their mail to a PST file. Laptop users can have an offline copy of their mailbox in an OST file and you can export/import to a CSV file.

    As a rule of thumb a PST file should't be allowed to grow to above 1.5(?) GB. Some corrupt at around 1 GB - some go over 2 GB but if it gets to over 1 GB the user is asking for trouble.

    Users never know this and the problem never really becomes apparent until it's too late (unless you notice it by chance).

    Corrupt PST files are something to know about when it comes to Outlook - there's a program called scanpst.exe which can go some way toward restoring them however it's not as good as some of the paid ones that can do more.

    I don't know what it is with users and PST files - but MS need to address it!
     
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  5. Sparky
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  6. Pete01

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    2007 I think the new file size limitation is, it could have been for 2003.

    I'm thinking any user who has a PST of over 1GB must have 'accrued' it since before they got using 2003+ so it must be a pre 2003 PST at creation..

    I wonder how long it will take them to fill up 20 GB?

    Oh well at least it's not on the exchange servers!
     
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  7. dawsonma

    dawsonma New Member

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    :D Hi all,

    Many thanks for that but I was wondering if you needed to remember all the formats that both outlook express/ outlook can import/export ie. here is a list of outlook files that can be imported:

    Microsoft Schedule+ 7x (.scd)

    Microsoft Schedule Plus Interchange (.sc2)

    Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders file (.pst)

    Microsoft Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders file (.pst)

    Microsoft Outlook Personal Address Book (.pab)

    Microsoft Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, and 6.x

    ACT! 3.0, 4.0, or 2000 Contact Manager for Windows (.dbf)

    Eudora Light 2.x, 3.x, and 4.x

    Eudora Pro 2.x, 3.x, and 4.x

    Lotus Organizer 4.x and 5.x

    Comma Separated Values (MS-DOS) (.csv)

    Comma Separated Values (Windows) (.csv)

    iCalendar (.ics)

    Tab Separated Values (MS-DOS) (.txt)

    Tab Separated Values (Windows) (.txt)

    vCalendar (.vcs)

    vCard (Virtual Business Card) (.vcf)

    Microsoft Access (.mdb)

    Microsoft Excel (.xls)

    As this is a lot to remember for both apps as stated in the MSTrain book.:D
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    lol now you are getting the picture :twisted:
     
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