Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Forgetten/lost .pst file password


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 fitzy04

fitzy04

  • Members
  • 59 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:21 AM

Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:50 AM

Hi everyone,

I just upgraded a user's computer and transferred all of her files from her old one to her new one. Piece of cake. Everything went smoothly and she's happy with it. After I gave her the computer, I notified her that I had forgotten to put her .pst files in Outlook in the new computer (which I sent her instructions on how to do). A few minutes later, she replies that she was able to follow my instructions but some of her .pst files is prompting her for a password, which she claims she doesn't remember applying to any of her .pst files.

 

My question is, is there a way to either remove or reveal .pst passwords? And please don't say "third party software." If that is your answer, please specify a particular program to use. I've searched around on Google for a while.

 

I've created a test .pst file to test different programs so I know the password to the test .pst. However, a lot of the third party software that I used was only a demo version so it wouldn't truly reveal the password, and a few said it was the wrong length of characters (eg. saying it was 5 characters long when I know for a fact that it is 4 characters long).

 

Again, any help (except telling me to use "third party software") would be greatly appreciated. If you want to reply with "third party software," please specify a particular program.

 

She is on Outlook 2010 but I'm on Outlook 2013 (not sure if that makes a difference).

Both of us are on Windows 7 Professional (me: 32-bit; her: 64-bit)



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 YeahBleeping

YeahBleeping

  • Members
  • 1,258 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:21 AM

Posted 21 May 2015 - 09:17 AM

Forum Rules:

 

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

 

-

 

I suggest using google to try and assist you with your problem.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users