by Nir Sofer

A small utility for Windows that recover lost password of Outlook

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Nir Sofer

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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PstPassword is a special utility that recovers passwords from PST Outlook files. The program works with Outlook 97, Outlook 2000, Outlook XP, Outlook 2003, and Outlook 2007. You do not need an installed Outlook client to retrieve passwords, you only need a PST file.

Passwords from PST files can be easily cracked because their encryption algorithm is not reliable. Microsoft uses the CRC32 algorithm for this purpose, and stores the password hash in the file. Due to the peculiarities of the algorithm itself, you can find several passwords that will open this file, even if these passwords do not coincide with the one you have specified. PstPassword displays the found passwords in the grid of the main window of the program, and for each file three passwords are provided. One of the passwords may be the one you specify, but it may also be that none of the password variants will match the original one. The only thing that can be said for sure is that any of the three passwords will fit into your PST file.

In order to run the program it is enough just to unpack the archive, installation is not required. To Russification you need to download the corresponding file and transfer it to the folder with the program. After starting the program, it will find all the PST files, which are located at Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook If you need to select another file, just drag it to the main program window.

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