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Posted on 1999-07-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have Personal Folders, The password was never saved in the password list and for some reasom my PC reset all my passwords. THe personal folder won't take any passwords. How can I access my personal folders by bypassing the password ? , is there any way to reset it ?
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Have you created a new profile in outlook?
The passwords used on .pst files are associated between the .PST file and a profile. When you create a .pst file and add a password is gets encrypted between those two items. That is why you are not prompted for it again.

If you deleted your old Outlook profile and created a new one, you are probably out of luck. If you still have the profile in which the .pst was created, try opening if from there.

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ID: 1625249
Create a new profile then import the ones from the lost id.

This won't work on NT.


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If I understand your request correctly, you need to remove the password protection from your PST file, right?

If that is the case, make a copy of the PST file and run this utility on it:

If that works for you, please reject the proposed answer and I will repost this comment as the answer.


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