Password Protected PST
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Password Protected PST

  1. #1
    AO Security for Non-Geeks tonybradley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    830

    Password Protected PST

    Any Microsoft Outlook security experts out there?

    I have the foresight to do regular backups of my files, so when my computer died it wasn't that big a deal to me. It just flat out died one day while I was out. No juice at all. Nada. Nothing. I thought the power supply would be a slam dunk but replacing the power supply did nothing. So- now I have to keep troubleshooting to determine which component is dead.

    In the meantime though I am using my backed up files from a different computer. The only problem is that I can't access my Outlook PST file. I had the file password protected on the computer. I know the password, but that doesn't seem to matter. I have tried to open the file and I have tried to import from the file and I am repeatedly told I don't have access rights, blah, blah, blah.

    Does anyone know how to make it ask me for the username / password credentials or something so I can "unlock" it or is there a way to simply remove the password protection? I realize that to some this may look like one of those veiled attempts at learning to hack someone else's email, but I think I have enough brownie points and respect around here for people to realize my request is genuine.

    If you have a clue but don't want to share it with the less-morally grounded masses feel free to PM me.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,190
    Try logging in as administrator and taking ownership of the file...............that might work?

  3. #3
    AO Security for Non-Geeks tonybradley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    830
    You know? I thought of that myself. Even tried it. For some reason it didn't work until YOU suggested it and I tried it again.

    Problem solved. :-)

    Thanks

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    23
    Nice comeback, not sure if I want to chance a clever retort, but there is a product that will remove the password in the pst itself. Elcomsoft. I havenít used this product on pstís, but their other stuff is pretty good.
    [glowpurple]The bottom line is the bottom line[/glowpurple]

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    224
    My IT director walked out walked out with no notice and burned his 2003 inbox on the way out. Luckily, I had been duping his drive when his attitude went south and now have a copy of his PST. Bad thing is that it is locked. I tried the eval version of the pst cracker from elcomsoft. The app said "Sure, we can crack this, We have the password right here. But the password is tooooo long for us to show you with the eval version,,, Whip out that visa, boy, and put some dough down.."
    so, that is kind of where I am at. Anyone know of another route to crack a 2003 outlook pst?
    There are many rewarding oppurtunities awaiting composure from like minds and great ideas. It in my objective to interconnect great things.

  6. #6
    AOs Resident Troll
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    3,152
    This is an old post!

    Did you try what NIHIL suggested...appears to have worked

    MLF
    How people treat you is their karma- how you react is yours-Wayne Dyer

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    224
    Yes I did try that and no luck....
    There are many rewarding oppurtunities awaiting composure from like minds and great ideas. It in my objective to interconnect great things.

  8. #8
    AO Ancient: Team Leader
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    5,197
    Try it again.... Tony said it didn't work first time but it did second.... You're desperate enough to try that aren't you...
    Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
    \"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.\" - Thucydides

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    224
    Well, It beats breaking out the tape library....
    There are many rewarding oppurtunities awaiting composure from like minds and great ideas. It in my objective to interconnect great things.

  10. #10
    AOs Resident Troll
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    3,152
    fraggin

    So did it work?

    MLF
    How people treat you is their karma- how you react is yours-Wayne Dyer

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •