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This article was published on May 24, 2010

Microsoft Releases Open Source Tools To Access Outlook’s PST Files

Microsoft Releases Open Source Tools To Access Outlook’s PST Files
Manan Kakkar
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In a press pass today, Microsoft has announced two new open source tools that to enhance interoperability with .pst files.

The tools should make it easy for developers to understand the way data is stored in .pst files and access this data for their own applications.

PST Data Structure View Toolpresents internal data structure of the .pst file in a graphical format.

PST File Format SDK will allow developers to access data stored in the .pst files. As of now only one can only read data and Microsoft says that capability to write into .pstfiles should be available soon.

Here is Microsoft Outlook’s development manager Daniel Ko talking about the new tools and their scenarios: