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Different Techniques to Remove Password from PST File in Outlook

Ashwani Tiwari | Modified: 2019-04-16T12:21:41+00:00 | News|

“During past few months, I have changed the password for my Outlook PST files. This file is confidential and I am afraid that one of my coworkers know that password. The worst thing is I have not accessed my PST files. So, can anyone suggest a suitable approach to remove password from PST file Outlook 2013. Thanks in Advance.”

As per the security point of view, password plays an important role in today’s world. But, there are many applications do not provide any feature to protect a password protected file or folder. Apart from all this, Outlook is the most popular application that provides this feature. In this way, no one can access the entire data except an authorized user. Even though, make sure you create a strong password to keep your data safe and secure. But, sometimes you forgot the password of PST file. Now, in the upcoming section, we will discuss a complete solution to remove password from PST file in Outlook 2016/ 2013/ 2010.

Table of Content:

  1. Recover password from PST file using command prompt
  2. Remove PST file Password via Outlook Interface
  3. Limitations of Manual Techniques
  4. Alternate approach to remove PST Password

How to Remove Password from Outlook Data File 2016 Manually?

These two approaches will help to remove the existing password and set a new password. If someone steals your password, then these methods will be helpful. Please follow the below steps:

Method 1: Recover password from PST file via Command Prompt

Follow below steps to remove password from PST file in Outlook 2003 and all below versions:

  • Make a replica of PST that you want to work with and close Outlook application
  • Run Scanpst.exe inbuilt repair utility and then, browse the specific PST file
  • Launch the command prompt by holding Window+R key together
  • Paste the file location to pst19up and your PST file named as pst19up.exe- filename.pst and press Enter key
  • The command line seems like C:\My Documents\pst19upg.exe- x outlook.pst. This will generate a copy of PST file known as filename.psx
  • After considering this copy, rename the original Outlook PST file with different names
  • Now at the command prompt, type pst19upg.exe- filename.psx and click the Enter key
  • After that, a new password free PST will be created. Again, you can launch MS Outlook and open the PST files

Methods 2: Remove PST Password from Outlook Application/ interface

This method supports Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007 versions. Here are following steps to remove password from PST file:

  • Launch Outlook application and go to File tab
  • After that, choose Account Settings>>Account Settings option
  • Select the Data Files tab and decide the PST file for which you want to change the password and then, click Settings
  • Then, hit on Change Password to apply password to PST file under the Outlook data file pop-up box
  • Now, you can set a New Password to protect PST files and press OK button to verify it.

Remember: Keep in mind that password should be of 15 characters or less than 15 characters.

Limitations Faced While Implementing Manual Way

With all the above steps, you can remove password from Outlook PST files. But, there are some drawbacks while performing the manual solution. Some of them are listed below:

  • When performing the manual solution, you need to select each PST file at a time to remove password.
  • Microsoft Outlook installation is necessary to unlock Outlook PST file.

Alternate Method to Remove Password From PST File Outlook 2013

To overcome all the shortcomings of manual approach, you can take the help of a reliable third-party tool. One such application is PST Password Remover tool. It is designed in such a way to recover all types of Password: Lengthy and Multilingual. It is capable enough to recover the password of bulk Outlook PST files at once. The best thing about this tool is to reset PST Password from protected file with no supported email client. Perform the following steps of the tool which are listed below:

  • Open Outlook PST Password Recovery tool and click Add Folder option
  • Locate a particular folder of Password Protected PST file
  • Now, you can view the complete status of Password Protected .pst file
  • Finally, the status report is generated to remove password from all PST files

Time to Conclude

Most of the time it happens with users that they set the password to PST file and now they want to remove password from Outlook data file 2016. Thus, in this blog, we have discussed a manual solution to unlock the password of PST file. But, it has some drawbacks so, in this blog, we have suggested the third-party tool, i.e., PST Password Remover. This tool supports to remove password from PST file without having an installation of MS Outlook. It has a simple and easy graphical interface that even a novice user can use it without any trouble.

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