Friday, April 20, 2012

Why Outlook PST File Asking For Password Which Don't Have Password

In some cases when you try to open outlook 2010 files in to outlook 2007, outlook will ask for PST password to open that file. Outlook will give you following error "Personal Folders Password Type the password for Outlook.pst Password: ___________________ Save this password in your password list". You wonder why outlook asking for password that you never set. When you open same file in outlook 2010, it doesn't require password. So where is the problem ?

Cause Of Problem : Opening a PST file over a network connection is not supported by outlook and create unpretictable problems. If you try to open different version of outlook PST file, it will ask for password due to security parameters.

Solution : There is simple solutions which can be applicable to solve above problem. Apply below written solution you will able to overcome from this problem.

You need to export outlook 2010 PST files into a new outlook data file. Transfer the new pst file into another computer and try to open in Outlook 2007, when transfer process get completed then verify status. Now question arises how to export outlook 2010 PST file into new outlook data files ? Follow the steps written below to export outlook PST files.

Note: Only content of PST file will be exported, folder properties such as permissions and views are not preserved.
  1. Click the File tab.
  1. Click Options.
  1. Click Advanced.
  1. Under Export, click Export.
  1. Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
  1. Click Outlook Data File (.pst), and then click Next.
  1. Select the account — a top level folder — that you want to export. This enables exporting all mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes if available for that account.
  1. Click Next.
  1. Click Browse to select where you want to save the Outlook Data File (.pst) and to enter a file name. Click OK to continue.
  1. If you are exporting to an existing Outlook Data File (.pst), under Options, specify what to do when exporting items that already exist in the file.
  1. Click Finish.
Above written solution will solve your problem. But in the case you actually set a password on PST file and forget it then StellarPhoenix PST password recovery tool will be best option to fix your problem.

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