How to Unlock and Recover Password of Outlook PST File

May 23rd, 2012 by Admin Leave a reply »

One of my friends asked me if it is possible to crack a password protected Outlook (. PST) Data File. The file contains some important project data but unfortunately he forgot the password. Is there a way to recover the password or unlock the Outlook PST file?

In my previous post I have covered the way to recover forgotten Outlook passwords from MS Outlook. For data security, MS Outlook provides a convenient way to set a password on Outlook PST file. If you forgot Outlook PST password, you’ll lose access to your entire emails, calendar, Outlook contacts and other data used by MS Outlook.

Just take it easy! There is always an easy way for you to recover forgotten Outlook PST file password. This article is intended for everyone who lost or forgot passwords of their Outlook PST files or just want to learn the basics of Outlook PST file.

What’s Outlook PST File

The PST (Personal Storage Table) file is usually used to store emails (and attachments), calendar events, contacts, journal and other items within Microsoft software such as Microsoft Outlook or Exchange. The PST file is also known as Personal Folder file.

If you’ve set a password to protect the content of the PST file, you’ll required to enter your password every time you start MS Outlook. Once you’ve forgotten the password, you can’t send and receive email at all.

How to Recover Password of Outlook PST File

Forgot Outlook PST password? Fortunately, the PST file is protected using a very weak encryption algorithm CRC32 that we can crack your password quickly and easily. Everyone can follow the instructions below to recover forgotten password to any protected Outlook PST file.

  1. Install Password Recovery Bundle on your computer.
  2. Start the program and then click Recover From File button, then select PST File Password option. You’ll be prompted to select your Outlook PST file.
  3. After choosing your Outlook PST file, click OK.
  4. The program will analyze the Outlook PST file and recover your forgotten password instantly.

Write down the recovered password and then start MS Outlook and enter the password, you’ll be able to log in successfully.