Q:How to remove forgotten password from .PST file in Microsoft Outlook?


Just install Outlook Password Recovery Kit and use the DEMO version to check whether the file can be recovered.

First variant of password reset from .pst file:

  1. Open Outlook Password Recovery Kit.
  2. Click on the Open PST file button in the bottom-right corner.
  3. Select a .pst file from HDD in the first field.
  4. Press Get password button. Moments later, you'll see a recovered password in the Password field.
  5. Press the Remove password button.
  6. Close our software.
  7. Open the .pst file in Outlook (no password is needed).

Second variant of password breaking:

  1. Execute steps 1-4 from the first variant.
  2. Select a password (press Ctrl+A) and copy it into Clipboard (press Ctrl+C).
  3. Close Outlook Password Recovery Kit.
  4. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  5. Open the password-protected .pst file.
  6. Select this Personal Store Folder in the left panel.
  7. Right-click the mouse.
  8. Select a Data file properties… item.
  9. Click on the Advanced tab.
  10. Click on the Change password button.
  11. Paste the recovered password (press Ctrl+V) but keep any new password field empty.
  12. Press the OK button.