How to Search a PST file
Discovery Assistant is an eDiscovery application that can identify keyword search terms contained in many file types, including Microsoft Word files, Excel spreadsheets, plain text, web pages, and email messages among others. In this article, we will examine searching email messages, and PST files in particular PST files. Properly using keyword search terms is a powerful way to identify relevant documents contained in a large set of unstructured documents and email folders.
Discovery Assistant Search includes the ability to search through compound nested emails, attachments, scanned documents (PDF), loose electronic documents, zip files, faxed images (TIFF) and metadata.
Matching document may also have multiple parents, siblings, and child relationships to other documents that form the family group. Itís important that the family relationships are maintained during the document search and identification process.
Documents that match one or more search terms can be produced either as native documents, or formatted as PDF or TIFF images, and exported for further review along with extracted text, and the embedded metadata.
Preparing a PST file for Search:
To prepare a PST file for searching, perform the following tasks with Discovery Assistant:
Searchable electronic document types include PST, MSG, EML, Lotus NSF, Microsoft Office documents, PDF, HTML, TXT, Scanned documents, and other common electronically stored file formats.
Searching a PST file for Keywords:
Discovery Assistant includes a powerful search engine that is capable of indexing and searching Terabytes of data.
Once the contents of the PST file have been indexed, searching takes less than a second to return all matching documents.
Supported Features include:
Example Uses for Keyword Search:
Example Keyword Search Requests:
Search terms may include the following special characters: