[How-To] Recover lost Outlook PST Password

If you happen to be one of those who is scratching his/her head trying to remember the password of your PST folder in Outlook, this post should bring instant relief to you.

PstPassword is a small utility that recover lost password of Outlook .PST (Personal Folders) file. The process of running this utility is simple and you dont even need to install it onto your computer. This utility can recover the PST passwords of Outlook 97, Outlook 2000, Outlook XP, Outlook 2003, and Outlook 2007. You don’t have to install MS-Outlook in order to use this utility. You only need the original PST file that you locked with a password.

Microsoft Outlook 2003

Earlier, in one of my posts i had also mentioned the process of recovering deleted mails in Microsoft Outlook. This post is another case wherein the user has lost the password of the PST folder and is therefore, not able to open up the personal folder under Outlook.

PstPassword recovery tool can help you recover lost password

To open up the password protected pst folder, follow the steps below

1.) Download PstPassword

2.) Run the application and select the PST file for which you wish to recover the password.

3.) After you run PstPassword, the main window displays the list of all PST files of the current logged on user (Under Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook). For each password-protected PST file, PstPassword provide 3 alternative passwords that will open the PST file. If the PST is not protected by a password, the 3 password columns remain empty, and the CRC value column is 0x00000000.

4.) If you want to recover a password of PST file that doesn’t appear in the default list, you can press F7 and select the desired PST file, or simply drag the PST file from Explorer window into the main window of PstPassword.

5.) If from some reason PstPassword fails to read a PST file, an error message is displayed under the error column, and the item is painted with pink color.

Also read: Recovering ‘permanently’ deleted email in Microsoft Outlook 2003

Recovering Hard Deleted Items in Outlook 2003.

Top 10 Password Crackers.

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8 Responses

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  2. A very helpful post.. this at times happens that one tends to keep a complex password and then in some time forgets the password so this tool would really come handy at that time….

    I am sad coz I will probably not get a chance to use this tool for some more time.. i use Lotus Notes… Any similar tool for that buddy???


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