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How did my pst file become password protected

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  • Password? I put a password on it? ... well, don't remember putting it there but I guess I did... and whatever it was, it wasn't one of my usual ones... I've tried them all.  Geez, how did I end up on this forum, it wasn't where I thought I was. 

    OK, not much works but I was able to do this.  Backup each folder separately to a csv file.  Uninstall Outlook (Office 2007), reinstall Office 2007 and using an older un-password protected pst file, restore Outlook email, then painstakingly import the more recent email folders one at a time from the .CSV files.

    Probably not something you can do if you aren't genuine, eh?  Ok, now it fits in the forum. 

     

    • Edited by Crakdkorn Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:44 PM What forum?
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 4:49 PM

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  • OK. I answered my own question.  It's possible to password protect your pst file and then (given you have an older copy), it is possible to un-password protect it... takes a while though.
    • Marked as answer by Crakdkorn Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:47 PM
    Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:46 PM

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  • Hello Crakdkorn,

    Please ask your general Outlook question here:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=1

    Another great forum for Outlook-specific problems is www.slipstick.com

    Good Luck! :-)


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    Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:17 PM
  • OK. I answered my own question.  It's possible to password protect your pst file and then (given you have an older copy), it is possible to un-password protect it... takes a while though.
    • Marked as answer by Crakdkorn Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:47 PM
    Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:46 PM