Preferred PST Mode (Unicode/ANSI)

Specifies whether new PST files created by the user are to be in Unicode or ANSI format, and whether the user is allowed to choose that format.


Supported on: At least Windows 7
Choose a default format for new PSTs


  1. Prefer Unicode PST
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook
    Value Namenewpstformat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Prefer ANSI PST
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook
    Value Namenewpstformat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Enforce Unicode PST
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook
    Value Namenewpstformat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. Enforce ANSI PST
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook
    Value Namenewpstformat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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