Outlook s Files

Outlook's Files

Some informationOutlook uses is stored in files on your hard drive. Some of these files are viewable, some are editable, and some are neither. Table C.1 lists many of these files, the information they hold, and whether they're viewable and editable.

Table C.1. Outlook's Files

File

Information

Viewable

Editable

Extend.dat

List of Outlook add-ins and extensions

No

No

Filters.txt

Criteria for junk mail filtering

Yes

No

Frmcache.dat

Cache of form definitions

No

No

<profile name>.nk2

Stores addresses you've replied to for the Automatic Suggest Names feature (AutoComplete)

No

No

Outcmd.dat

Menu and toolbar customizations

No

No

OutlPrnt

Print settings

No

No

VBAProject.otm

VBA macro code

Yes

Yes

Views.dat

Information on custom views

No

No

Outlbar.inf

Outlook Navigation pane setup information

No

No

A large number of file extensions are associated with Outlook's files. Many of those extensions are listed in Table C.2 along with a few other common extensions you need to know.

Table C.2. Outlook's File Extensions

File Extension

File Type

.cfg

Form setup files

.chm

Help file

.csv

Comma-separated values files (Windows)

.dat

Menu and view settings

.dic

Spelling dictionary files

.dll

Applications extensions

.ecf

Extension configuration files

.eco

ECCO files

.exe

Executable files

.fav

Outlook Bar shortcuts

.fdm

Form message files

.htm

HTML files

.html

HTML and stationary files

.ics

iCalendar files

.inf

Profile settings, installation files, or multipurpose files

.mdb

Access files

.msg

Messages dragged onto the Windows desktop

.nk2

Nicknames

.ocx

ActiveX controls

.oft

Outlook templates

.oss

Saved searches

.ost

Offline storage files

.pab

Personal address book

.pag

Saved toolbox page

.pst

Personal folder and AutoArchive files

.rhc

Remote mail header file

.rtf

Document saved in rich text format

.srs

Send/receive settings

.stf

Setup table files

.txt

Tab-separated values files, comma-separated values files (DOS), and text files

.vcf

vCard files

.vcs

vCalendar files

.vfb

Free/busy files

.wab

Windows address book

.xls

Excel files

.xnk

Folder shortcuts

Each Outlook item type (message, meeting request, task) has its own file extension known as a message class. The message class of an Outlook item contains the definition for how the item is to be displayed. Without the proper message class, an item will not display as you might expect. When developing custom forms, you must start with a base message class and then customize your item into a different message class. However, even customized Outlook items still retain the base message class in their name. Table C.3 lists all the message classes for each Outlook item.

For more information about Outlook forms and message classes, see "Understanding Item Types and Message Classes," p. 759.


Table C.3. Outlook's Message Classes

Message Class

Item Type

IPM.Activity

Journal entry

IPM.Appointment

Appointment

IPM.Contact

Contact

IPM.DistList

Distribution list

IPM.Document

Document

IPM.Note

Email message

IPM.Note.Rules.Oof.Template.Microsoft

Show out of office templates

IPM.Note.Rules.ReplyTemplate.Microsoft

Edit rule reply template

IPM.Note.Secure

Encrypted note

IPM.Note.Secure.Sign

Digitally signed note

IPM.OLE.Class

Recurrence items and exceptions

IPM.Outlook.Recall

Retrieve sent message from recipient's inbox

IPM.Post

Post

IPM.Recall.Report

Message recall report

IPM.Remote

Remote mail message header

IPM.Report

Report item

IPM.Resend

Resend failed message

IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Cancelled

Meeting cancellation

IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Request

Meeting request

IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Resp.Neg

Decline meeting

IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Resp.Pos

Accept meeting

IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Resp.Tent

Tentatively accept meeting

IPM.StickyNote

Note

IPM.Task

Task

IPM.TaskRequest

Task request

IPM.TaskRequest.Accept

Accept a task request

IPM.TaskRequest.Decline

Decline a task request

IPM.TaskRequest.Update

Update a task request



Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
ISBN: 0789729563
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 426

Similar book on Amazon

flylib.com © 2008-2017.
If you may any questions please contact us: flylib@qtcs.net