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Q:Incorrect symbols in password for PST file

The cracked password for a PST file does not resemble the old password. The Outlook Password Recovery Kit has found a password for a PST file and shown the first 3 characters that did not appear in the original password.

A:

A password for a PST file resembles the original password.

The Outlook Password Recovery Kit may recover a password for a PST file that is not be identical to the original. However, the password will still work. The user will be able to use it to open PST files without limitation.

Such situations occur under the following conditions:

  1. the user’s password contained non-Latin characters
  2. the user’s password was too long

Once Microsoft Outlook has opened a password-protected PST file, the user can change the password to one that is shorter and easier to remember.

Note: this article does not apply to passwords for Microsoft Outlook email accounts found by the Outlook Password Recovery Kit. Recovered passwords for email accounts must match their originals exactly.