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Microsoft® Outlook® allows to protect its Personal Storage File (with PST extension) by a password. This password can be set in Outlook® by editing the Personal Folders Properties. Only small Password Hash is stored in the File. Nothing is encrypted. Therefore this password is recovered instantly by AOPR.

 

To get password to PST file (all versions of Outlook® are supported: 97, 98, 2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010), simply open it in AOPR. If the given File is corrupted, or used by another application, or not password-protected – appropriate error message will be displayed. Otherwise, the Password will be recovered immediately, shown in the message box and written to the Log Window.

 

Please note that in some cases, the password recovered by AOPR is not the same as the one which has been originally set. That's due to encryption algorithm used in Outlook® – the original Password is not stored in the file. But that password (shown by AOPR) will be accepted by Outlook® without problems – just try. And of course, after logging into Outlook®, you'll be able to change that Password to any one, or just remove it.

 

 


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