Looking for a way to recover a password for an Outlook PST file? I recently tried to upload an old PST file that I used in my previous company many years ago, but I realized that it had a password set on it. I've tried every password I've ever used, but nothing worked.
Finally, I had to resort to using one of those PST password recovery programs to get access to the file. It didn't actually give me the exact password I originally used, but it gave me another password which allowed me to unlock the file.
In this article, I will write about several tools that you can use to recover a PST password. Some of the programs are free, of which I mention earlier and the rest are all paid. Always try the free options before making any kind of purchase.
Free PST recovery tools
PstPassword – This free NirSoft tool is the safest and easiest to use, but it only works officially on Outlook 97 to Outlook 2007. It has been updated to find the PST file for Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016, but not guaranteed to work.
one of the easiest programs because all you have to do is run the program and that's it. You don't even have to install anything. The program will automatically find the PST files if you have installed Outlook and they will give you up to three possible passwords that should work for the file. You can also manually upload a PST file, if you wish by dragging and dropping it into the program window.
Kernel PST Password Recovery Tool – This program is also free, but again only works until Outlook 2010. Mainly, the free tools work with previous versions of Outlook. Obviously they want you to pay to recover passwords on newer versions of Outlook for what most people are using.
a very simple program to use. Just click on You open, select the PST file and then click Reset password . Hopefully he'll give you a password, which you can then copy to the clipboard. That's all for this program.
These are really the only two safe and clean tools that I have found that were free. If you have installed a newer version of Office, you will most likely need to use one of the paid programs below. It is worth noting that most paid programs have free trials that can at least tell you if the password can be recovered or not. In some cases, it will give you a character or two of the password instead of the whole password. That way, at least you know if you spend the money, you will be able to access your PST file.
Paid PST recovery tools
Most of the sites below have a lot of details about the programs on their product pages, so give a brief overview here. Always make sure your version of Outlook is supported before making a purchase.
BitRecover Outlook PST recovery
The bitrecover $ 29 PST password recovery program works with Outlook 97 to Outlook 2016. It also works well on Windows 10, how nice. Works with all types of Outlook encryption, does not require Outlook installation, supports strong passwords and works on PST files larger than 20 GB!
SysTools PST Password Remover
Although this program costs $ 49, which is much more expensive than most of the ones listed here, it supports all versions of Outlook and works on Windows 10. You will have a better chance of using these programs to recover your password because they are updated more often. It can remove password protection from a PST file and also works with long or multilingual passwords.
SysInfoTools PST Password Recovery
PST Password Recovery only around $ 24, so cheaper, and works with Windows 10 and all versions of Outlook until 2016. It has pretty much the same features as the other programs mentioned above, so it might be worth it if you want to save some money.
Top Outlook Password Recovery
Top Password's cheapest recovery tool, coming in at just $ 17.95. It also works on Windows 10 and supports Outlook 2016. The program claims to have a 100% recovery rate, so if you buy it and it doesn't work, i would like to contact them and get your money back.
Stellar Phoenix Outlook password recovery
The Stellar Phoenix recovery program also works with the latest versions of Windows and Outlook. It also gives you up to six sets of passwords for your PST file. It also ensures 100% recovery of passwords for encrypted PST files. It costs $ 29.
Recovery Toolbox costs around $ 19 and works on all versions of Outlook. It works with all different types of mail accounts in Outlook and can even remove passwords for OST files.
The Outlook password recovery software from TheGideon Software is available for $ 29.95 and supports all encryption methods, supports large files, supports all versions of Outlook and Windows and has a nice clean user interface.
Interlore Password Recovery
This program costs $ 29.95, but hasn't been updated in a couple of years. It supports all versions of Outlook until 2013. It may work on Outlook 2016, but since it costs the same as similar programs that have been updated more recently, it is not recommended to use it.
Hopefully, one of the above programs will be able to bring you back to your PST file without too much trouble. Always make sure to make a backup copy of the original file before using any of these tools as they may corrupt the files. To enjoy!