Posts Tagged ‘remove outlook pst password’

Remove PST File Password with Freeware pst19upg

June 30th, 2016 by Admin

How to remove forgotten password from Outlook PST file? If you do not remember the password to your PST file, you lose access to mail messages in the file. In such situations, it is necessary to remove / unlock PST password.


Many years ago, Microsoft released a free utility called pst19upg.exe which was originally designed to upgrade the PST format to version 19. One of the side effects is that it can strip out PST password. In this tutorial we’ll walk you the steps of removing PST file password using the freeware pst19upg.exe.

How to Remove PST File Password with Freeware pst19upg?

Before getting started, close your Outlook application and make a backup of your Outlook PST file in case the PST file gets damaged or corrupted. Assuming that you’re going to remove password for a PST file stored in the C:\backup directory. Follow these steps:

  1. Download these two utilities and, save them to your local folder C:\backup and unzip. pst19upg.exe is the built-in tool available in Outlook 2003 or even older version, while you can access scanpst.exe from any Outlook version.


  2. Run the scanpst.exe tool. Click Browse to select your PST file and click Start.


  3. After the scan is complete, a dialog reports the errors found. Click on Repair button to repair the PST file.


  4. When it’s done, the scanpst.exe utility will show a “Repair complete” message. Click OK.


  5. Now open the Command Prompt by pressing Windows + R key combination and typing cmd. Type the following command and press Enter. This will convert your pst file to .psx format.
    C:\backup\pst19upg.exe -x C:\backup\outlook-copy.pst


  6. When complete, type the following command and press Enter. This will create a password-free pst file from the psx file.
    C:\backup\pst19upg.exe -i C:\backup\outlook-copy.psx


  7. Now you’ve successfully removed the PST password. Run the scanpst.exe file to repair the newly-created pst file. After that, copy this PST file to the original location and you can then open Outlook application without prompting you to enter PST password.

This pst19upg.exe tool will work only on MS Outlook 2003 and earlier versions and it can process ANSI formatted PST files only. If you need to remove the password of Unicode PST file, you have to use the third party software – Outlook Password Recovery, which supports all the Outlook versions.

How to Reset or Change Outlook PST Password with Ease

August 7th, 2014 by Admin

When you add a password to a PST file, every time you start Outlook, a dialog box will ask you for the password. Without entering the password correctly, you will not be able to see any information in Outlook at all.

It’s a good practice to change your password regularly. In this article we’ll show you how to reset or change Outlook PST password, if you know your current password. If you can’t remember the password, see Recover forgotten PST password for instructions.

How to Reset or Change Outlook PST Password?

First of all, you need to open the Account Settings dialog in Outlook application. In Outlook 2007, you can access it by clicking on Tools menu and then select the Account Settings option. In Outlook 2013 or 2010, click on the File tab, and then click on Info. On the right hand side of the screen, click on the Account Settings button.


When the Account Settings dialog opens, click on the Data Files tab. It will show you a list of the PST files that are in use by MS Outlook. Make sure that you highlight the PST file that you want to change the password for and then click on Settings.

The Outlook Data File screen opens. Click Change Password. A new window will appear asking you for three pieces of information. If your PST file is not password protected, just leave the old password blank. If you already have a password for your PST file but want to remove it, enter the current password in the “Old password” field and leave the other two fields blank.


Make sure that the checkbox for “Save this password in your password list” is left unchecked. This will ensure that a password will always have to be entered when you start Outlook. Click OK and close out of the remaining open screens. You’ve now successfully reset / changed your Outlook PST password!

How to Remove Forgotten Outlook PST Password with Ease

July 3rd, 2013 by Admin

Have you ever thought of facing a situation in which you’ve lost or forgotten your Outlook PST password? In this case, you’ll lose access to anything inside Outlook application, including important data, emails, contact, etc. But don’t worry as solution to this nightmare problem is already available.

Outlook Password Recovery is a simple PST password removal program which enables you to recover / remove forgotten passwords for PST files created in Microsoft Outlook 2013/2010/2007/2003/XP. Quickly unlock your password protected PST file in just a few simple steps!

How to Remove Forgotten Outlook PST Password with Ease?

  1. Download and install Outlook Password Recovery program on your computer.

  2. Run Outlook Password Recovery, then click the Unlock PST File button.
  3. The File Open dialog will appear. Choose your password-protected Outlook .pst file, then click Open.
  4. The program will instantly decrypt the PST file and then provide you with 3 passwords. All the passwords could be used to access your Outlook PST file, that is due to the weak encryption algorithm used by Outlook application.

After recovering your forgotten PST password, you can then remove the password from Outlook application if you are tired of entering it. It’s also a good idea to save the PST password to your password list so you don’t need to enter the password again and again.