A small utility that recovers lost passwords of Outlook .PST (Personal Folders) files
PstPassword is a small tool that will recover lost password of Outlook .PST (Personal Folders) file.
Password Encryption in PST File
The password encryption in the PST file is very weak, and for each password-protected PST file, there are many passwords that can open it.
PstPassword provides 3 different passwords for each password-protected PST file. It’s possible that one of them will be the origianl password that you typed, and it’s also possible that none of these passwords will be identical to the original one. However, all 3 passwords provided by PstPassword will open the PST file without problems.
PstPassword doesn’t require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, just run the executable file, PstPassword.exe
After you run PstPassword, the main window displays the list of all PST files of the current logged on user (Under Documents and SettingsUser NameLocal SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook). For each password-protected PST file, PstPassword provide 3 alternative passwords that will open the PST file. If the PST is not protected by a password, the 3 password columns remain empty, and the CRC value column is 0x00000000.
If you want to recover a password of PST file that doesn’t appear in the default list, you can press F7 and select the desired PST file, or simply drag the PST file from Explorer window into the main window of PstPassword.
If from some reason PstPassword fails to read a PST file, an error message is displayed under the error column, and the item is painted with pink color
· This utility can recover the PST passwords of Outlook 97, Outlook 2000, Outlook XP, and Outlook 2003. You don’t have to install MS-Outlook in order to use this utility. You only need the original PST file that you locked with a password.
What’s New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added /pstfiles command-line option
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