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[[Microsoft]] [[Outlook]] uses the '''Personal Folder File (PFF)''' to store e-mails, appointments, tasks, contacts, notes, etc.
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== Disadvantages ==
  
Three different types of the PFF are known:
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Just in case, my [[ALT Linux Rescue]] LiveCD is a part of regular builds project thus updates happen weekly; using current/unstable Sisyphus repository helps maintain recent kernel and baseline utilities (although special packages still might lack attention at times).
* The '''Personal Address Book (PAB)''', which contains the address book of contacts. These files have the extension '''.pab'''.
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* The '''Personal Storage Table (PST)''', which contains items like e-mails, appointments, tasks, notes, etc. and is used as current and archived mailbox files. These files have the extension '''.pst'''. The PST format is also referred to as the '''Personal Folder File (PFF)''' format.
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* The '''Offline Storage Table (OST)''', which contains items like e-mails, appointments, tasks, notes, etc. and is used as off line mailbox files in conjunction with [[Microsoft]] [[Exchange]]. These files have the extension '''.ost'''. The OST format is also referred to as the '''Offline Folder File (OFF)''' format.
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The underlying file format of these files is the same of which the actual name is unknown but has been dubbed the '''Personal Folder File (PFF)''' format, because of its most common usage.
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It doesn't tackle the "no simple way to reconfigure" as the packages get included as is -- so fixing those is the proposed way (but then again TSK is built with AFF support in ALT), and additional/updated packages can be installed in runtime too. --[[User:MShigorin|MShigorin]] ([[User talk:MShigorin|talk]]) 07:23, 23 April 2014 (CDT)
 
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== MIME types ==
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The actual mime type of the PFF format is unspecified however some sources claim the following [[MIME types]] apply to this [[file format]]:
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* application/vnd.ms-outlook (for PST files)
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== File signature ==
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PFF has the following file signature:
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hexadecimal: 21 42 44 4e
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ASCII: !BDN
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== File types ==
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There are a 32-bit and a 64-bit version of the PFF. These have the same file signature but can be identified by the version in the file header.
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== Contents ==
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The PFF basically contains a hierarchy of items. The attributes of these items are defined by the [[Microsoft]] [[Outlook]] [[Message API (MAPI)]].
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== Encryption ==
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The PFF format allows the file to be encrypted. Two types of encryptions are currently known these are referred to as compressible and high encryption.
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The compressible encryption is a basic substitution cypher and the high encryption is a little more complex substitution cypher.
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From a cryptographic point of view this is more a way of obfuscation than a means to protect confidentiality.
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== Also see ==
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* [[libpff]]
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* [[libpst]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://code.google.com/p/libpff/downloads/detail?name=Personal%20Folder%20File%20%28PFF%29%20format.pdf Personal Folder File format specifications], by the [[libpff|libpff project]]
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* [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/libpff/MAPI_definitions.pdf MAPI definitions], by the [[libpff|libpff project]]
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* [http://www.five-ten-sg.com/libpst/rn01re05.html outlook.pst — format of MS Outlook .pst file], by the [[libpst|libpst project]]
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff385210(v=office.12).aspx MS-PST: Outlook Personal Folders (.pst) File Format], by Microsoft
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[[Category:File Formats]]
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Latest revision as of 08:23, 23 April 2014

Disadvantages

Just in case, my ALT Linux Rescue LiveCD is a part of regular builds project thus updates happen weekly; using current/unstable Sisyphus repository helps maintain recent kernel and baseline utilities (although special packages still might lack attention at times).

It doesn't tackle the "no simple way to reconfigure" as the packages get included as is -- so fixing those is the proposed way (but then again TSK is built with AFF support in ALT), and additional/updated packages can be installed in runtime too. --MShigorin (talk) 07:23, 23 April 2014 (CDT)