Have you forgotten your outlook PST file password. Looking to unlock them? Have you lost your PST password? Then just read this post carefully. It will definitely help you to unlock password protected PST files.
MS outlook really has become choice of billions of users as it’s quite impressive and helpful email client. It also provides almost all the facilities along with password protection that an email application should have. But, as we are human being, and it’s not a big deal if we forget our Outlook PST file password and in that case, you we can loss our data which no doubt will be painful for anyone.
Here you can see “how to unlock password protected PST files through using pst19upg.exe. Actually, pst19upg.exe is a free utility provided by Microsoft in order to remove password from your locked PST Outlook PST files. Means for using this tool, you don’t need to pay to any third party software. Steps to use pst19upg.exe are:
1.) Primarily close your MS Outlook.
2.) Then search location of “Scanpst.exe” in your computer.
For instance : In MS Outlook 2002 & XP, location is
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\scanpst.exe
In MS Outlook 2000,
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\NT\scanpst.exe
In MS Outlook 97 or 98,
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Messaging\scanpst.exe
3.) Then after run scanpst.exe and further hit on repair. Before starting all these processes, it is highly advisable to Keep backup all your Outlook PST File.
4.) Select “Start” button and click on Run(also you can do this simply by pressing ‘Window+R” simultaneously.
5.) In run dialog box, type CMD and hit enter.
6.) Here, you have to copy path of Your PST File.(means into command prompt).
7.) Doing this will make a copy of PST called “filename.psx”(like of your original PST File).
8.) After completion of this process, rename the original PST File as same of your previous PST File.
9.) Then after, type “pst19upg.exe-filename.psx” on command prompt and hit enter.
10.) It will make a Password free Outlook PST File from the PST file.
11.) Then, run “Scanpst.exe” and repair your newly created PST file.
12.) Check your Outlook Data File after Launching MS Outlook.
pst19upg.exe is quite helpful tool that helps tools in order to unlock password protected PST files, but along with that, it has some limitation that may disappoint you. As, this tool will only work on MS Outlook 2003 and previous versions. Means, it is not compatible with MS Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 that is this utility can eliminate the password only from older ANSI PST File, not capable to remove from UNICODE format PST.
Means, if looking for removing password from Outlook Data File which is in UNICODE type, then that case, it’s better to go through any third party software, as Microsoft has not provided any such tool that could help you to unlock password protected Outlook PST files. Regarding this purpose, experts highly recommends to go through Stellar Mail Password Recovery Solution.
- It can easily repair all those PST file which got corrupted and lost its accessibility, here the tool can easily repair such file of yours by which you can easily get all the attached files also in proper order wit each email.
- While the corruption is an issue there is one more problem by is experienced a lot by Outlook PST file users i.e. the oversize of PST files. The same tool here can easily make all your pst file split according to your instructions how much numbers of files you want and how many as well.
- Here you will also get one more effective feature of this tool which enable itself to recover the password of the PST file of yours as well to recover corrupted files which are password protected.
- Completely compatible with latest versiso of outlook which is outlook 2013 and also with windows 8.
User Guide – How to Use Software
Step 1 : Launch this software and click on “Select outlook file” to select a PST file to be recovered from known location.
Step 2 : You can see selected file part in the “Select outlook data file (PST). Just click on the “Start” button to begin the scanning process
Step 3 : Progress bar will indicate the scanning process. Here you have option to stop the process by clicking on the stop button.
Step 4 : After completion of scanning process, all recovered files will be listed on the left panel of the interface. Here you can preview recoverable items and data. This software allows you to preview emails messages, contacts etc.
Step 5 : Check mark the boxes in the left pane and click on the “save recovered file” button to start the recovering process. Here you have to specify destination to save the recoverable files.
Step 6 : This software will save your all PST data in the specified location
Step 7 : When the saving process will be completed then you will see a dialog box showing the “Destination part” and the “Recovered file Size”