Getpst – Outlook Tools for managing PST files in your Outlook Profile
The Getpst.exe tool allows you retrieve information about the existing services (PST files) in a given e-mail profile. It is possible to retrieve information about all ANSI PST files, all UNICODE PST files, or both file types. The following Outlook Tool for managing PST files in your Outlook Profile is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
Download -> Outlook Tools for managing PST files in your Outlook Profile
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
- Getpst.exe – Outlook Tools for managing PST files in your Outlook Profile
Please use the following link on the Downloads site to download the Getpst.exe tool.
When you run the tool, it requires the following parameters:
-p <Profilename> -f <a|u|b> for the pst type: Ansi|Unicode|Both
You can also specify the following optional parameters:
-l <Logfile name>
Here are a couple of example commands to retrieve information from a profile: Retrieve information about ANSI PST files in a profile called
Getpst.exe -p MyOutlookProfile -f a
Retrieve information about ANSI and Unicode PST files in a profile called
MyOutlookProfile. The output from the tool is written to
Output.txt in the current directory and to the command-prompt window.
Getpst.exe -p MyOutlookProfile -f b -l Output.txt
The following is an example output from the Getpst.exe tool using the
–f b option (display information on both PST file types).
No ANSI pst found in Mail Profile: MyOutlookProfile
UNICODE pst services: 1
Display Name: Test pst
Path to pst: d:\pstdata\Blank.pst
System Requirements: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package required. The “Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package” can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center. Click one of the following links for the appropriate download.