Outlook Password Recovery

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 25, 2010
Updated • Nov 29, 2012
Microsoft Outlook, Software, Windows software

Microsoft Outlook uses Personal Storage Table (.pst) files to save emails, calendar events and to-do lists. The pst files can be password protected but even Microsoft admits that this specific type of protection offers limited security.

Outlook Password Recovery, and Outlook Express Password Recovery are two free programs to recover the password of a pst file used by Microsoft Outlook.

The two programs are compatibility with lots of Outlook versions and editions, including:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2010/2007/2003/XP/2002/2000/97
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0 and above

Outlook Password Recovery

outlook password recovery
outlook password recovery

The program offers a basic user interface after installation and startup. The recovery process completes in two steps. In the first step, the user selects a pst file from the local computer system and clicks on the Recover Password button afterwards. The existing password is then displayed in the field below from where it can be copied and entered into Outlook to access the data in the email client.

The password is almost instantly displayed in the client, which makes Outlook Password Recovery a software for the troubleshooting toolbox. [download]

Outlook Express Password Recovery

The software is even easier to use. A click on the Recover button in the interface displays all user accounts, email addresses and passwords in the interface.

outlook express password recovery
outlook express password recovery

Both password recovery tools are compatible with all recent Microsoft operating systems, including 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Vista and XP. The only drawback is that both need to be installed on the system, before they can be used. Still, nice to have tools in case of password emergencies.


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  1. CrownsDave said on November 10, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    You may try to visit- http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook/458-%E2%80%8Bpst-password-for-microsoft-outlook-2003 – here you may find some unusual solutions for getting back outlook password

    And the next some steps may help you to get rid of your problem

    1. Right click on the .pst file name in your folder list.
    2. Choose Properties (Data Files Properties in Outlook 2010/2013), then Advanced button.
    3. Click Change Password button.
    4. Type your password in the Old password field.
    5. Leave the New password and Verify fields blank.
    6. Click Ok and work your way back to Outlook.

    This dialog is also accessible from File, Account Settings, Data File tab. Select the pst file and click Settings.

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