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Where is Outlook PST password stored?

Even in the Outlook Express, the passwords are stored in the secret location in the registry which is “Protected Storage” and the base key same as the older version of Outlook, i.e., “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider.”

How do I reset my Outlook 2013 PST password?

In the Outlook folder list, right-click on the . pst file name whose password you want to reset. Choose Properties / Data File Properties (depending upon Outlook version) -> Advanced. Then click on “Change Password”….

  1. Hit enter.
  2. To finish up, run ScanPST.exe and select the new PST when prompted.

Do PST files have passwords?

When you add a password to a pst file, every time you start Outlook, a dialog box will ask you for the password. Once you enter the password, the contents of the pst will be accessible to anyone who uses your computer while Outlook is open.

How do I add a password to PST file?

Set or change the password for a . pst file

  1. On the File menu, click Data File Management to open the Account Settings dialog box.
  2. On the Data Files tab, click the Personal Folders file (.
  3. Click the Change password button.
  4. In the New password box, type your new password.

How can I recover my Outlook PST password for free?

How to recover PST password with Kernel for Outlook Password Recovery software?

  1. Download, Install and Launch Kernel for Outlook Password Recovery software.
  2. Click on Add File(s) button and select Recover Password and save the recover report once the process gets completed.

What do you do if you forgot your Outlook password?

To reset your password:

  1. Go to the Reset your password page.
  2. Choose the reason you need your password reset, then click Next.
  3. Enter the Microsoft account email address you’re trying to recover.
  4. Enter the characters you see on the screen, then click Next.

How do I reset my outlook password if I forgot it?

How can I unlock my PST password for free?

Download the software from https://www.mailsdaddy.com/pst-password-remover.

  1. Install the software, then run it.
  2. Once the program opened, click on the Browse button, and select the desired password-protected PST file for which you need to remove the password (see Figure 4).

How to change and recover Outlook PST password?

Launch Kernel for Outlook Password Recovery tool. Click Add files and select the PST file for which password is to be changed. Click Set New Password. It will open a dialogue box asking to set a new password for the PST file.

Where do I change the password on an outlook file?

On the Data Files tab, click the Outlook Data File (.pst) for which you want to change the password, and then click Settings.

What happens when you add a password to a pst file?

When you add a password to a pst file, every time you start Outlook, a dialog box will ask you for the password. Once you enter the password, the contents of the pst will be accessible to anyone who uses your computer while Outlook is open.

What to do if you forget your outlook password?

Caution: If you set a password on your Outlook Data File (.pst) and forget the password, there is no way to retrieve the password. Click the File tab. Click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings. For Outlook 2007, On the File menu, click Data File Management.