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Hi all,

i have an .PST file that i need to accesss but it is password protected. I have taken the ownership using our Server 2008 R2 but it still asking me for a password. See picture attached for reference.

Can you please advise.
Screenshot---pst-password.odt
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by:Kimputer
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Ownership won't do anything indeed. This is a feature of Outlook, and can only be removed with brute force with special software.
In this case, if it's not the newest PST format, try this free software: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/pst_password.html
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by:mallony
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it gave me 2 passwords but it didn't work.

Do you have more ideas?
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by:Kimputer
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Can you enter the password in one go (combine both passwords, no spaces)?
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by:mallony
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i did but no success. Now is giving three passwords and i combine then but also did work.
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by:Kimputer
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Probably because the file is from 2010 or newer. Try this instead: http://www.nucleustechnologies.com/outlook-password-recovery.html
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by:mallony
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it is Outlook 2010 but it also didn't work. There is a little ticket box where it says "Save this password in your list" - Where is this list?
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by:Kimputer
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This list on the PC where the PST was original from, under the username who had access to it. IF the user opened it often and clicked that checkbox. If the original owner decides to NOT click the checkbox, you're still back to bruteforce cracking the password. Didn't the software provide you with that option>?
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by:Scott Silva
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I thought we are not supposed to help people circumvent protection measures in here...
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I'm assuming it's company related, old PST file from an old colleague (they even use a file server). I also pointed to commercially available software, not the dark shady hacking tools.
Obviously, it could be a stolen PST file, but I don't think thieves will be paid members on EE for over 10 years (according to the profile), with continuous stream of normal IT related questions.
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by:mallony
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i found the password. Thanks for your help.
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by:mallony
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i found the password. Thanks for your help.
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