Fix Password Protected PST File

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista
Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

PST Files are storage files used in Outlook and PST actually stands for "Personal Storage Table". PST files keep local copies of all your email, calendars, contacts, notes and journals. These files are most commonly used in Outlook applications. When you use Outlook as your email client, everything in your account is stored in a PST file. If you have multiple accounts, then each may be using a different PST file. Since PST files store so much crucial data, it can be of great concern when a problem arises with one of your PST files. Also, prior to Outlook 2003, the file size was limited to 2GB. So once an email account grew above that size, the file would just lock itself - this is a common cause of PST troubles.

Let's consider a practical scenario, wherein, you have an archive PST file which stores information and communications regarding a pending business deal. To safeguard its content from unauthorized people, you can set a password to it.

You can follow the steps given below to apply password protection:

Even though your PST files are password protected it can be easily cracked by using any third party application. So in order to repair password protected PST files you can use professional utility. However, fix of PST files that are password protected is possible provided the user enters the password when data is to be recovered after fix of the PSTfile in Outlook.

Below are some common PST problems that you might experience:

Any PST problems should be taken very seriously and should never be ignored. In order to resolve PST password issue, you can try with the built-in scanpst.exe i.e. Inbox Repair tool. However, Inbox repair tool cannot fix severely corrupted PST files. Since email is a vital tool for communication and work needs. Make sure to always back up your email and if you do encounter problems, always use trusted, quality tool for recovering your data.

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista
Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

There are tool which can fix broken PST file without modifying even a single character of your original PST file. They will scan your corrupted PST file, extract data from it and creates a new PST folder, which you can import back to your Outlook profile.Fix Outlook PST file is one such utility, which offers an effective fix mechanism. This utility can also fix password protected PST files. You can even download the trial version of this utility from company site to fix your corrupted PST file. The Outlook 2003 PST repair utility also supports Outlook 2007 and 2010 versions. Moreover, it helps you to repair corrupted 2000 PST file on all versions of Windows OS without any difficulty.

This software performs PST file repair on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. With this advance application, novice user can perform data recovery from corrupt PST file easily as this tool is designed with simple graphical user interface.

Follow the step given below to fix password protected PST files:

Step 1: Download and install the demo version of Repair Outlook (PST) software and launch it using desktop Icon or from Start Menu. Welcome window appears as shown in figure 1.

Repair Password Protected PST File - Repair PST main window

Figure 1. Main Screen

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista
Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

Step 2: Search for the PST file to be repaired by using the "Find PST File", "Open PST File" or "Select Outlook Profile" options as shown in Figure 1, and select the pst file as shown in Figure 2 and click on "Next" to proceed further.

Repair Password Protected PST File - Browse locataion of PST file

Figure 2. Browse PST File Location

Step 3: After selecting PST file a window appears with two scanning options as shown in figure 3. Select the scan method and the destination folder where you want to save the repaired pst file. Once you have selected the scanning option click on "Repair" button.

Repair Password Protected PST File - Select scan options

Figure 3. Select Scan Option and Destination Path

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista
Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

Step 4: As soon as you click on "Repair" button software scans the selected PST file and displays the list of repaired items in Outlook Styled browser view as shown in figure 4.

Repair Password Protected PST File - Recovered data screen

Figure 4. View Recovered Outlook Data

Step 5: Now you can preview the recovered items. If you are satisfied with the recovery process then activate the software and restore your files

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista
Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010