HELP!!! My PST is password protected 
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 HELP!!! My PST is password protected

I have run into a strange situtaion.  I had to reinstall Outlook 98 on my
laptop.  After the re-install, when I went to run Outlook, it asked
for me to enter my password for outlook.pst.  I've never entered a
password for any of my PST folders, so I was worried.  I don't have a clue
as to what the password is or might be.

I'm the only one that has had any access to my laptop, so I know no one
else could have tried to{*filter*}me over.  Now I can't access my PST at all.

I'm currently configureed with the Corporate/Workgroup email setup.  So I
entered a password for my Internet E-mail PST Folder.  I made sure to have
the "add password to list" box checked.

I went back to try and change the password, it wouldn't let me.  Kept
saying that I entered the incorrect passowrd.  And I KNOW I didn't.  It
still gave me that same problem when I restarted Outlook.  Kept saying
incorrect password entered.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can somehow unlock my PST?  Or
at least get to the data and copy it off to another PST??

Thanks,

  Drew



Sat, 01 Sep 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 HELP!!! My PST is password protected
Hope this helps.

SS ID Number: Q180042
Article last modified on 10-29-1998

WINDOWS:98

WINDOWS

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The information in this article applies to:

 - Microsoft Outlook 98
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NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the
Corporate Workgroup/Other option. This option allows you to use Messaging
Application Programming Interface (MAPI) services. To determine your
installation type, on the Help Menu click About Microsoft Outlook. In About
Microsoft Outlook you should see "Corporate" if you have the Corporate
Workgroup installation.

SUMMARY
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In Microsoft Outlook 98, it is possible to prevent others from accessing
your mail, contacts, and calendars by assigning a password to your Personal
Folders.

MORE INFORMATION
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To add a password to your Personal Folders, follow these steps:

1. On the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel.

2. In Control Panel, double click the Mail And Fax icon.

3. On the Services tab, click to select Personal Folders and click
   Properties.

4. In the Personal Folders dialog box, click Change Password.

5. In the Change Password dialog box, type your new password and verify
   it by typing it in a second time.

6. Make sure that the "Save this password in your password list" check box
   is cleared (not checked). This prevents the password from being cached.
   You will need to type it each time you run Outlook.

7. Once you have entered the password successfully, click OK three times to
   return to Control Panel. Close Control Panel and the next time you start
   Outlook, you will be prompted to type a password before viewing the
   contents of the Personal Folder.

REFERENCES
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For more information on user profiles, please see the following
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID:   Q182159
   TITLE     :   OL98: User Profiles and Information Services

Additional query words:
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Keywords          : Gnlsec
Version           : WINDOWS:98
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbhowto
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Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.

Quote:

>I have run into a strange situtaion.  I had to reinstall Outlook 98 on my
>laptop.  After the re-install, when I went to run Outlook, it asked
>for me to enter my password for outlook.pst.  I've never entered a
>password for any of my PST folders, so I was worried.  I don't have a clue
>as to what the password is or might be.

>I'm the only one that has had any access to my laptop, so I know no one
>else could have tried to{*filter*}me over.  Now I can't access my PST at all.

>I'm currently configureed with the Corporate/Workgroup email setup.  So I
>entered a password for my Internet E-mail PST Folder.  I made sure to have
>the "add password to list" box checked.

>I went back to try and change the password, it wouldn't let me.  Kept
>saying that I entered the incorrect passowrd.  And I KNOW I didn't.  It
>still gave me that same problem when I restarted Outlook.  Kept saying
>incorrect password entered.

>Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can somehow unlock my PST?  Or
>at least get to the data and copy it off to another PST??

>Thanks,

>  Drew



Sat, 01 Sep 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 HELP!!! My PST is password protected
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Quote:
>This article tells you how to password protect your PST.  My problems is
>that my PST got password protected, but I didn't assign any password to
>it.  Or at least Outlook thinks my PST is password protected.

>Any way to unencrypt the file??



Mon, 03 Sep 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 HELP!!! My PST is password protected
I have a tool that can remove the passwords from PST files,mail me and
I'll send you a copy of the application and also instructions on its use
Dave


Tue, 04 Sep 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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