admin on August 13, 2014

Forgot the password for your Outlook data file (.pst)? Is there a way to remove or recover Outlook data file password?

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In this article we’ll walk you through the process of resetting forgotten password to Outlook data file.

Outlook Data File Location

Before getting started, you need to know where your Outlook data file is saved.

  1. Open the Mail applet from the Control Panel.control-panel
  2. Click on Data Files button. This will open the Account Settings window.

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  3. Click the Data Files tab to see your Outlook data files, including PST and OST files. If you have multiple accounts in Outlook, you may notice several data files listed. In my example, I want to recover the password for the Test.pst file.

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  4. Select your password protected PST file, and click Open Folder button to open the folder containing the PST in Windows Explorer.

Recover Outlook Data File Password

Have you forgotten the password to your Outlook data file which is required to access your email in Outlook? If you’ve figured out the location of your password-protected Outlook data file, you can import the .pst file to the Outlook Password Recovery program and recover your forgotten password. Here are step-by-step instructions:

  1. Download and install Outlook Password Recovery on your local computer.
  2. Open up the Outlook Password Recovery program and click on Unlock PST File button.

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  3. The File Open dialog will appear. Choose your password-protected Outlook data file (.pst), and click Open.

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  4. The program will start to decrypt the PST file and provide 3 different passwords. You can then use any of them to unlock and open your password-protected Outlook data file.

With this method you can recover forgotten password for Outlook data file (.pst) that was created in Microsoft Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000. After opening your Outlook data file, you can then remove or change PST password within Outlook application.

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Believe it or not, there’ll be many people annoyed by a forgotten Windows 8 password once this new operating system comes out, just as the present Windows 7 users. So if you forgot Windows 8 password, what will do to remove or reset the password? In this article, I describe 5 ways for resetting Windows 8 password. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Make sure you use the right method for your situation.

Method 1: Windows Password Hint

When setting a Windows password on Windows 8, you are able to create a hint to help you remember the lost or forgotten Window password. Of course, the password hint will not appear until you input a wrong Windows password. With the help of hint, you can easily to remember the forgotten password.

Method 2: Use Password Reset Disk

You can easily create a password reset disk in Windows 8 if you can log on your computer. The password reset disk can help you reset Windows 8 password when you forget Windows password. No need to worry about anything if you have a password reset disk. But in fact, many users forget to create a password reset disk before lost Windows password.

Method 3: Reset Windows Password by Another Available Admin Account

If you are able to log in your computer with built-in administrator account or other available admin account, Windows password reset can be very simple for you. After logging on computer, just click My Computer icon to select Manage to enter Computer Management screen, and then click Local Users and Groups folder and Users folder. All Windows accounts will be displayed for you. Right-click the account you want to edit and select Reset Password to reset your lost Windows password.

Method 4: Recover Windows Password with Ophcrack

Ophcrack is an open source Windows password recovery tool based on rainbow tables. The program contains the ability to import the hashes from a variety of formats, including dumping directly from the SAM files of Windows. It is claimed that these tables can crack 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords of up to 14 characters in usually a few minutes.

Method 5: Reset Windows Password by Third-party Software

With respect to get rid of forgotten Windows 8 password, you can still resort to Windows password recovery software to reset Windows 8 password.

  1. Download the self-extracting Zip file of Reset Windows Password package.
  2. Uncompress the package, there is a ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn it onto a CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  3. Boot your locked computer from the newly burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  4. Wait until the boot process is finished. When a window pops up with all your Windows accounts, select the target one to reset the password.

If you still don’t know which method is appropriate for you, just take advantage of the Reset Windows Password utility. It’s quite easy to use, even a computer newbie can use it to reset forgotten Windows 8 password in a few minutes. Good luck!

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admin on October 4, 2012

When you lost or forgot Outlook PST password, it means that you are not able to open Outlook and read email from the protected PST file. To explain, the PST file is used by Outlook to hold all of your emails, appointments and contacts in Outlook. You can copy the file to another computer or a USB drive, but when trying to import the file onto a fresh install of Outlook, a window will pop up asking you to enter the PST password.

It is good practice to set up a password to prevent unauthorized access to your PST file, but we often forgot the password for various reasons. Here I’ll show you an easy way to crack PST password if you forgot it. Outlook Password Recovery is the best PST password cracker which allows you to crack PST password in seconds on all versions of Outlook files.

How to Crack PST Password if You Forgot It?

  1. Download and install Outlook Password Recovery program on your computer.
  2. Launch the program and then click on the Unlock PST File button.
  3.  On the pop-up dialog, locate your Outlook PST file and then click on the Open button. If you don’t know where the PST file is located, please refer to this article: Introduction to Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)
  4. Your Outlook PST password will be cracked and recovered immediately.

After cracking, you can use the recovered password to open your password-protected PST file in Outlook. The method works on PST files created in Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000 and 98. Happy cracking!

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admin on August 3, 2012

Whether you know it or not, Microsoft Outlook users use their PST file every single day. It stores all of the information associated with Outlook, including calendar entries, emails, contact information, and more on your local hard drive, making this information accessible even when your computer is offline.

However, storing all of this important data in one location can be problematic. If you lose your password to the PST file, for example, then your data may become lost to you forever. Unfortunately, Outlook does not include a way to recover this PST password without deleting all of your personal data, which means that you have to turn to a third-party solution.

The world’s most popular way to recover the password for your locked PST file is called Outlook Password Recovery. Not only does it allow you to recover password to your PST file, but it does so without compromising the data stored within.

How to Recover PST Password:

  1. Install Outlook Password Recovery program on your computer.
  2. Start the program and then click Unlock PST Filebutton. You’ll be prompted to select your Outlook PST file.
  3. After choosing your Outlook PST file, click OK.
  4. The program will analyze the Outlook PST file and recover your forgotten password instantly.

If you’re locked out of your PST file and can’t remember your password, then Outlook Password Recovery is the only program you need to recover your forgotten PST password.

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admin on August 3, 2012

Hi there, so you forgot Windows 7 password, and now you are wondering how to unlock your computer? You are in the right place, and to comfort you up a little bit, you are not unique on this matter. There are a lot of people that for some reason forget the login password on their computers, and most of the time the answer they find all over the Internet is to reformat the hard drive, and reinstall Windows. This is not the answer you will get here, I will share my own 3 ways to help you unlock the computer when you forgot Windows 7 password. let’s proceed.

Method 1: Use Password Reset Disk

A password reset disk could really come in handy if you ever forgot Windows 7 password. The problem with this method is that you have to create the password reset disk before the password is lost. Assuming that you have created it in advance, then you can use this method to reset Windows 7 password easily.

  1. Once you’ve typed the wrong password, Windows 7 will show a Reset passwordlink below the login box.Forgot Windows 7 Password
  2. Click on the link. Make sure that password reset disk is plugged into the computer at this point.
  3. When the Password Reset Wizard appears, click Next to continue.
  4. Select the right password reset disk. Click Next.
  5. Type in a new password and a hint for the password. Click Next.
  6. Click Finish. Now you can log in to your PC with the new password.

Method 2: Using Other Available Administrative Account

But unlike Windows XP, the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7 is disabled or hidden by default. If you are able to log in your computer with other available administrative account, it’s quite easy for you to reset forgotten Windows 7 password as follows:

  1. Type lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box and hit Enter to pop up the Local Users and Groups window.
  2. Expand Users folder to display all the user accounts in the Windows 7 machine.
  3. Right-click the account whose password you forgot and select Set Password.Reset Administrator Password
  4. Click Proceed to go on your operation.
  5. Type and confirm your new password and click Ok.

Method 3: Reset Windows 7 Password by Third-party Software

  1. Download the self-extracting Zip file of Reset Windows Password package.
  2. Uncompress the package, there is a ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn it onto a CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  3. Boot your locked computer from the newly burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  4. Wait until the boot process is finished. When a window pops up with all your Windows accounts, select the target one to remove your forgotten password.Reset Windows Password

Re-installing Windows 7 is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. Installation will help you remove forgotten Windows password, but also erase your important data on computer. So don’t try this method unless you don’t have other solutions.

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admin on July 22, 2012

I have an old laptop that’s not been used for quite a while, problem is that I forgot Windows 7 password on my laptop, I’ve tried many different passwords that it could possibly be without any luck. I have some important documents and pictures on there that I really don’t want to lose with a brand new windows install. Is there any way to recover or reset the password?

Forgot your laptop password or someone has changed Windows 7 password on your laptop? How to reset laptop password without erasing any important files stored on your computer? In this article I’ll show you how to reset your forgotten Windows 7 password for your laptop so you can log on and regain access to your important data on your laptop.

How to Reset Windows 7 Password for Your Laptop:

  1. Before the work, prepare a blank CD/DVD. Then install and run Password Recovery Bundle on another accessible computer. Click Windows Password button to bring up the CD recording dialog, then burn the default ISO image onto your CD. The CD is the password reset disk we’ll later use to reset Windows 7 password.
  2. Insert the password reset disk into your locked laptop. Set the laptop to boot from the CD.
  3. Restart the computer, it will start to boot from the CD. After a while, your computer will launch the Reset Windows Passwordprogram. The software automatically detects the Windows SAM registry hive and show a list of user accounts existing in your Windows 7 system.
  4. Choose the user account whose password you already forgot, then click Reset Password button to reset your forgotten laptop password.
  5. Remove the CD and restart your computer.

Now you’ve done the procedure of resetting Windows 7 password on your laptop. You can get into your laptop without be asking for a password. If your laptop doesn’t have a CD-ROM drive, you can create a password reset disk on a USB drive to reset your laptop password.

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admin on July 22, 2012

I’ve got a virus on my machine and have to reinstall windows 7. I bought a copy from software for students so it was downloaded. I can’t really remember but I assume I must have also downloaded the product key. I usually keep all my product keys backed up but I can’t find it anywhere. My Question is, is there any way to recover Windows product key from my laptop?

Need to reinstall the OS of your computer but have misplaced the product key? The product key sticker in the bottom of your notebook is scratched? Reinstalling Windows requires you to have the original product key. If you’ve lost your product key, it could become a real nightmare until you can retrieve them back.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. If you install Product Key Finder now, then it will scan your PC, and recover Windows product key and all the serial numbers for the applications installed. Print out the product keys or save them to disc and you’ll always have your keys to hand.

How to Recover Windows Product Key:

  1. Download and install Product Key Finder on your computer.
  2. Launch Product Key Finder and click the Start Recovery button. It will bring up a drop-down menu that provides three recovery mode: From current system, From non-booting system and From remote computer.
  3. To recover product keys from your current Windows installation, choose the first recovery mode.
  4. The program will scan your Windows registry and recover product keys for Windows, Office and many other software you’ve activated.

If by any chance, you’ve lost your Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000 product key, no need to worry, Product Key Finder can recover it for you. Additionally, Product Key Finder can also recover CD keys for many other applications such as Microsoft Office, SQL Server, VMware, Adobe Reader, etc. It’s very useful when you are going to reinstall or repair your Windows or Office setup but find you’ve lost the keys.

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admin on July 22, 2012

“I am using Outlook 2007, but we can’t receive any emails. The pst file is almost 3GB so I have made another one and am trying to clear old stuff from the old one to the new to free up space. However, it won’t let me delete or remove any emails from the old pst because it’s password protected, but no one knows what the password is (could have been set by an old employee years ago). Is there a way of recovering the password of the old pst so I can start clearing stuff? “

Forgot Outlook PST file password? Are you prompted for a password to open the PST file when moving over your PST file to a new system? If you have important business data or software license key in the Outlook emails but forgot your PST password, you’re screwed. Fortunately, there is an easy way to recover Outlook PST password. With Outlook Password Recovery software you can recover Outlook PST password quickly.

How to Recover Outlook PST Password

  1. Download and install Outlook Password Recovery tool.
  2. Run Outlook Password Recovery, then click the Unlock PST Filebutton.Outlook Password Recovery
  3. The File Open dialog will appear. Choose your password-protected Outlook .pst file, then click Open.
  4. The program will start to decrypt the PST file and provide 3 different passwords. You can then use any of them to unlock and open your password-protected PST file.Please note: the recovered passwords may differ from your original password, but you can also use them to open your Outlook PST file. That’s due to Outlook encryption algorithm.

Outlook Password Recovery is the most efficient Outlook PST password recovery software which not only recovers Outlook PST password but also retrieves email account passwords in MS Outlook and Outlook Express.

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