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Outlook 2000 PST Password Recovery

by Tim Cramblit / December 3, 2003 10:32 PM PST

I have a user who just purchased a new system. After installing all of her applications and moving over her pst file, she is prompted for a password to open her pst file. She can not remember the password and doesn't even remember giving it one. I've searched for a free tool that will allow me to crack this password, but I haven't been able to find one. Does anybody know of a free utility to do this or do you know of another way of getting around this issue?

Thanks in advance,
Tim

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Export / import.
by Kees Bakker / December 3, 2003 10:41 PM PST

Try File/Export on the old system, and File/Import on the new system. This should circumvent the issue.

I've never done this operation (neither have you or she, maybe), and it might take some time to sort everything out and do it, but basically it seems a workable way out.

Kees

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Re:Export / import.
by Tim Cramblit / December 4, 2003 1:40 AM PST
In reply to: Export / import.

I did the step mentioned above and it worked fine. Thanks for the help.

Tim

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Re:Export / import.
by bteachey / June 25, 2004 2:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Export / import.

I tried it and it still prompted me for a password, which I don't know. I'm on W2k Pro with Office 2000...any ideas?

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Re:Export / import.
by Kees Bakker / June 25, 2004 4:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Export / import.

The idea was: export on the system you've always used Outlook on without being asked for a password. If that system didn't change (and why should it?) you're certainly able to export.

Kees

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